The National Integrated Heat Health Information Center (NIHHIC), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is an integrated system that:
- builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat,
- defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience,
- develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and
- improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat.
One of NIHHIC’s projects is urban heat island mapping. These maps and their underlying data are available on the NIHHIC website.