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Assessing Future Extreme Heat Events at Intra-urban Scales: A Comparative Study of Phoenix and Los Angeles


Abstract Already the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, extreme heat events (EHEs) are expected to occur with greater frequency, duration and intensity over the next century. However, not all populations are affected equally. Risk factors for heat mortality—including age, race, income level, and infrastructure characteristics—often vary by geospatial location. While traditional epidemiological studies sometimes account for social risk factors, they rarely account for intra-urban variability in meteorological characteristics, or for the interaction between social and meteorological risks. This study aims to develop estimates of EHEs at an intra-urban scale for two major metropolitan areas in the Southwest: Maricopa County (... (more)
Created Date 2014-06-12
Contributor Bartos, Matthew (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Author)
Subject Urban / Cities / Climate Change / Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Extreme Heat
Series Working Paper Series
Identifier Stock Number: ASU-CESEM-2014-WPS-001
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


  Future Extreme Heat Events in the US Southwest Report
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