ENabling the anaLysis of Global urban HeaT
The overreaching goal of the project is to develop a consistent and generic methodology that enables globally consistent analysis of urban heat islands worldwide. This is done via satellite earth observation and crowdsourcing. ENLIGHT is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, No. 437467569).
The content, scale and extent of the project, in particular the global urban database, is closely linked to the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tool WUDAPT . Its co-design can lead to synergies and increased functionality, resulting in an up-scaling of urban climate solutions.
 Ching, J., Mills, G., Bechtel, B. et al. (2018): World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT), an urban weather, climate and environmental modeling infrastructure for the Anthropocene. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 99: 1907-1924. DOI: 10.1175/bams-d-16-0236.1