reference : Including the urban heat island in spatial heat health risk assessment strategies: A case study for Birmingham, UK

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Abstract Heatwaves present a significant health risk and the hazard is likely to escalate with the increased future temperatures presently predicted by climate change models. The impact of heatwaves is often felt strongest in towns and cities where populations are concentrated and where the climate is often unintentionally modified to produce an urban heat island effect; where urban areas can be significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas. The purpose of this interdisciplinary study is to integrate remotely sensed urban heat island data alongside commercial social segmentation data via a spatial risk assessment methodology in order to highlight potential heat health risk areas and build the foundations for a climate change risk assessment. This paper uses the city of Birmingham, UK as a case study area.
Author Tomlinson, Charlie J.; Chapman, Lee; Thornes, John E.; Baker, Christopher J.
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-10-42
Date June 17
ISSN 1476-072X
Issue 1
Journal International Journal of Health Geographics
Pages 42
Title Including the urban heat island in spatial heat health risk assessment strategies: A case study for Birmingham, UK
Type of Article journal article
Volume 10
Year 2011
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