The impacts of extreme heat can be felt across many sectors including health, infrastructure, energy production, and agriculture. Extreme heat conditions are defined as weather that is much hotter than average for a particular time and place. One of the most obvious impacts of climate change is the increase in extreme heat events. These events are expected to get longer and more frequent in the coming decades.
Understanding extreme heat events and their potential impacts on a variety of sectors is a key component of much resilience planning. This includes calculating historical averages, comparing them to current time frames, and projecting out the frequency and severity of future extreme heat events. Moreover, better seasonal to sub-seasonal forecasts can help prevent health emergencies by supporting better emergency planning.
Climate Engine generates and provides ready access to a number of extreme heat data products for current and future time periods. These products have applications for health, agriculture, infrastructure, finance, and other sectors.
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