Projections and Hazards of Future Extreme Heat

Colin Raymond, Dim Coumou, Tim Foreman, Andrew King, Kai Kornhuber, Corey Lesk, Camilo Mora, Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Simone Russo, Sem Vijverberg

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Abstract

This chapter surveys how the state of knowledge about the physical processes that cause extreme heat and the societal factors that determine its impacts can be used to better predict these aspects of future climate change. Covering global projections; event attribu? tion; atmospheric dynamics; regional and local effects; and impacts on health, agricul? ture, and the economy, this chapter aims to provide a guide to the rapidly growing body of literature on extreme heat and its impacts, as well as to highlight where there remain significant areas in need of further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards
EditorsW. Tad Pfeffer, Joel B. Smith, Kristi L. Ebi
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages6-11
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780190455811
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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NameOxford Handbooks Online

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