Decadal changes in heat-related human mortality in the eastern United States

@inproceedings{Davis2002DecadalCI,
  title={Decadal changes in heat-related human mortality in the eastern United States},
  author={Robert Edgar Davis and Paul C. Knappenberger and Wendy M. Novicoff and Patrick J. Michaels},
  year={2002}
}
One hypothesized impact of climate warming is higher human mortality rates in the warm season, due to increasingly hot and/or humid conditions. On days with high afternoon apparent temperatures, we compared changes in daily mortality rates over 4 decades in 6 major metropolitan areas along a north-south transect in the eastern US. In the 3 southernmost cities examined, we found few significant weather-mortality relationships for any decade or demographic group. But in the 3 northern cities, we… CONTINUE READING

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