Scarlett RakowskaMSc Student Dr. Matthew Adams, supervisor
Research and Professional Interests
Scarlett Rakowska is an MSc. Student interested in the microscale urban heat island (UHI) effect on active transportation. The objective of this research is to look at the UHI effect to investigate if we can predict heat exposure on active transportation using remote sensing techniques. Land Surface Temperature (LST) methods and meteorological data were collected in real-time using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in specific routes involving various surface materials and vegetation in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). My research will contribute and improve planning in cities through remote sensing to help understand the relationship between exercise/activity and heat health effects on active transportation.