Humid heat and climate change

  title={Humid heat and climate change},
  author={Tom Matthews},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment},
  pages={391 - 405}
  • T. Matthews
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment
Extreme heat events cause significant societal impacts, prompting much concern and research about possible changes to their frequency and intensity as the climate warms. However, to date, extremes in air temperature have been emphasised at the expense of ‘heat-humidity’ indices, measures which incorporate the effect of atmospheric latent heat content on heat stress and provide a more complete picture of the thermal environment for human thermoregulation. This progress report restores balance by… 

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