Staying cool: The science of shade

Recently-published work by four ASU researchers – sustainability scientists Ariane Middel, Nancy Selover, Nalini Chhetri, and Bjoern Hagen – helps pinpoint how people respond to shade in the desert. They asked, “What’s key to feeling comfortable in the desert, and how does shade contribute?” The varied environments on ASU's campus offered an ideal setting for the researchers to find answers to these questions.