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Título: The bioclimatic (dis) comfort and summer thermal paroxysms in Continental Portugal
Autor: Ventura, José Eduardo Silvério
Moço, Susana
Ferreira, Malheiro
Palavras-chave: Climate change
Climate variability
Thermal comfort
Climate vulnerability
Climate risk
Data: 2016
Editora: Springer
Resumo: The effects of the changing climate system have become increasingly important in recent years, leading to a need to better understand, among other things, what impact they have on population health and human thermal comfort. This research analyzes the variability of thermal (dis)comfort due to heat in summer, in Continental Portugal, between 1981 and 2010, based on an appropriate set of bioclimatic indicators. It also addresses the prevailing synoptic situations during climate paroxysms, namely heat waves, by applying the Heat Wave Duration Index formula. The synoptic classification used is an adaptation proposed by Ramos (1987). We conclude that the feelings of discomfort due to heat are quite frequent. Since 2000, the cities of Coimbra and Lisbon have revealed a trend for thermal sensations of greater intensity. The results show evidence of spatial contrasts, with the north-west of the country being thermally more comfortable. On the basis of the occurrence of paroxysms, the position of the Atlantic anticyclone is connected, at altitude, with situations of meridian circulation and the dominance of wave regime and blocking. Here, we intend to contribute to the identification of vulnerable areas and predict intense heat situations, preventing risks to public health and human welfare.
Descrição: UID/SOC/04647/2013
Peer review: yes
URI: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-24660-4_4
ISBN: 978-3-319-24658-1
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