Andrea Polli - Heat and the Heartbeat of the City:
  Year :   2004
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Website
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  central park climate change in sound According to a 1999 report published by the Environmental Defense Fund, New York City will be dramatically impacted by global warming in the near future. Average temperatures in New York could increase by one to four degrees fahrenheit by 2030, and up to ten degrees by 2100. The impacts of these changes on this major metropolitan area will be great (see the Metropolitan East Coast Assessment) This site presents a series of sonifications (musical compositions created by directly translating data to sound) that illustrate these dramatic changes focusing on the heart of New York City and one of the citys first locations for climate monitoring, Central Park. As you listen to the compositions, you will travel forward in time at an accelerated pace and experience an intensification of heat in sound. scientific collaborators: Cynthia Rosenzweig, David Rind, and Richard Goldberg, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Accessed 24.07.2008 from