03 May 2010

Urban Heat Island to Increase in Westfield?

I don't know. I was driving through town today and noticed that all the beautiful trees in the Green were being chopped down. Maybe the city needs some money. Just makes me want to do another UHI study this fall to see the impact. After all, this past fall we found the Green to be one degree cooler than the rest of downtown Westfield.

Check out the slide from our research where we discovered the cooling effect of the Green. Stay tuned. Click on the graphic to enlarge it.


  1. So much for the cold spot that was in the center of town. I still don't understand why they cut down those trees. It seems like some people didn't do their research on the Urban Heat Island Effect.

  2. yep, so the Quant Class will investigate this in the fall!