Norwalk officials use 13 heat sensors to help identify climate conditions around city

Norwalk officials are using newly installed heat sensors to help identify climate conditions in vulnerable areas of the city.
The heat sensors have been mounted on trees or electric poles to track temperatures in different settings within the city over the next four months to allow Norwalk to better understand local environmental conditions.
The sensors are temporary and non-invasive, and they were installed by Norwalk partners with the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation.
Heat sensors have been placed at 13 locations around the city, including Calf Pasture Beach, Cranbury Park, East Norwalk Train Station and Norwalk Community College.
Officials say the locations were chosen based on heat vulnerability data from CIRCA, with a goal of diversifying locations while also selecting sites close to public facilities, such as schools and municipal buildings.
For more information about the project through CIRCA’s Norwalk Heat Study, click here.