Mapping Edmonton's Urban Heat Island


Are some Edmonton communities more prone to extreme temperatures? That’s what a group of University students set out to discover.

Using infrared satellite imagery, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies undergrads from The Kings University uncovered a 16 to 20 degree Celsius difference between Edmonton’s hottest and coolest communities.

Edmonton’s Urban Heat Map was commissioned by Shrubsciber, a local tree growing and planting initiative.

Shrubscriber brings together climate-conscious citizens, nature lovers and gardeners to provide free trees for schools and community projects. Help build a biodiverse, food secure and climate-resilient city. For more information, visit:


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