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Threats from Extreme Heat

Figure 11.4

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Keely B. Maxwell

This figure appears in chapter 11 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

These images show surface temperatures of playground equipment in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Children are particularly susceptible to high heatf1e633d5-070a-4a7d-935b-a2281a0c9cb6 and can be exposed through daily activities. (A) A slide and dark rubber surface in the sun (orange/red colors are shown reaching temperatures of 71°C [160°F] and 82°C [180°F], respectively. The blue/green colors are under a shade sail. (B) Playground steps made of black powder-coated metal are shown reaching a temperature of 58°C (136°F) in the direct sunlight. Images use infrared thermography and were taken mid-day on September 15, 2014. Credit: Vanos et al. 2016.25f43b4b-e8eb-4daa-8c9b-cf0991f72c6d

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