Synoptic analysis of heat-related mortality in Sydney, Australia, 1993-2001.

  title={Synoptic analysis of heat-related mortality in Sydney, Australia, 1993-2001.},
  author={Pavla Vaneckova and Melissa Anne Hart and Paul John Beggs and Richard J de Dear},
  journal={International journal of biometeorology},
  volume={52 6},
Exposure to extremely hot weather has been associated with increased mortality. Temporal Synoptic Index is an effective method used to analyze the relationship between mortality and combined weather factors. The aim of this study is to examine the short-term effect of ambient heat on mortality in Sydney during the warmest 6-month period (October-March) for the years 1993-2001. Eleven synoptic categories were related to daily mortality rates in Sydney. Two distinctive warm categories were… CONTINUE READING

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