Cold and heat waves in the United States.

@article{Barnett2012ColdAH,
  title={Cold and heat waves in the United States.},
  author={Adrian Gerard Barnett and Shakoor Hajat and Antonio Gasparrini and Joacim Rockl{\"o}v},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2012},
  volume={112},
  pages={
          218-24
        }
}
Extreme cold and heat waves, characterized by a number of cold or hot days in succession, place a strain on people's cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The increase in deaths due to these waves may be greater than that predicted by extreme temperatures alone. We examined cold and heat waves in 99 US cities for 14 years (1987-2000) and investigated how the risk of death depended on the temperature threshold used to define a wave, and a wave's timing, duration and intensity. We defined cold… CONTINUE READING
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