Visiting Scholar, Natasha Picone

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Dr. Natasha Picone from the Instituto de GeografĂ­a, Historia y Ciencias Sociales (IGEHCS), CONICET – UNCPBA, in Argentina is a visiting scholar at UBC Geography until May 2016.

Dr. Natasha Picone is an urban climatologist. She studies urban heat islands using ground-based surveys and space-based satellite measurements, and teaches courses in geographical information science and remote sensing.

During her visit with our micrometeorology group at UBC Geography, she will develop prototypes of low-cost, distributed mobile sensors based on the Arduino processor to map the urban heat island on bikes and cars using GPS and temperature / humidity sensors.