Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, with a population of nearly 560 thousand people, and the second largest city in our study. It has the lowest canopy cover of our study cities, and the second lowest impervious surface cover.

We’ve identified potential partner organizations engaged in environmental management and protection or public health work, and are seeking to build relationships to inform our research with the following organizations:

  • New Mexico State University
  • US Forest Service
  • Albuquerque Public Health Department
  • Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
  • Lovelace Women’s Hospital
  • The Southwest Organizing Project
  • Natural Resource Defense Council

Special thank you to the New Mexico Nature Conservancy for the tree canopy data to support this project.

Albuquerque Afternoon Temperatures
Ambient afternoon (3 PM) distribution temperatures (F)

Data captured on June 23, 2018

Albuquerque Night Cooling
The difference between ambient evening (7 PM) and morning temperatures (6 AM)

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Click on one of the cities below to see an interactive map relating canopy, temperature, and air quality:

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