National Geographic Cover Image

National Geographic

50 Grades of Shade

Dr. Ariane Middel and MaRTy (median radiant temperature robot)

Dr. Middel is working towards a paper “50 Grades of Shade” exploring how different types of shade impact radiate temps. Does shade of a tree cast a different temperature than the shade from a building? And what does this mean for city planning as we address climate change and rising temps in desert cities? These portraits are part of a larger project exploring climate change and it’s effect on populations around the world.