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Transportation Infrastructure and Heat Vulnerability

Abstract In the American Southwest, an area which already experiences a significant number of cooling degree days, anthropogenic climate change is expected to result in higher average temperatures and the increasing frequency, duration, and severity of heat waves. Climatological forecasts predict heat waves will increase by 150-840% in Los Angeles County, California and 340-1800% in Maricopa County, Arizona. Heat exposure is known to increase both morbidity and mortality and rising temperatures represent a threat to public health. As a result there has been a significant amount of research into understanding existing socio-economic vulnerabilities to extreme heat which has identified population subgroups at greater risk of adverse health outcomes. A... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Fraser, Andrew Michael (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Seager, Thomas (Committee member) / Zhou, Xuesong (Committee member) / Kuby, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Transportation / Climate change / Climate Change / Exposure / Extreme Heat / Transportation / Vulnerability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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