Mapping Heatwaves from Space: How Extreme Temperatures Are Modeled

17 June 2024
GIS Lounge

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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has found that heatwaves, which are prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, have become more frequent and severe due to climate change.

This was evident in June 2024 when parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona experienced record-breaking temperatures.

The center’s study, which analyzed temperature data over the past 40 years, revealed a clear upward trend in the occurrence of heatwaves across North America.

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