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Evolution of the threshold temperature definition of a heat wave vs. evolution of the minimum mortality temperature: a case study in Spain during the 1983–2018 period
Title: Evolution of the threshold temperature definition of a heat wave vs. evolution of the minimum mortality temperature: a case study in Spain during the 1983–2018 period
Authors: López Bueno, José AntonioFollos Pliego, FernandoVellón Graña, José ManuelNavas-Martín, Miguel ÁngelCulqui, DanteLuna Rico, Yolanda ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Autor AEMETSánchez Martínez, GerardoLinares Gil, Cristina
Keywords: Temperature threshold; Minimum mortality temperature; Adaptation; Mortality attributable
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe. 2021, 33(101), p. 1-10
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-021-00542-7
Abstract: An area of current study concerns analysis of the possible adaptation of the population to heat, based on the temporal evolution of the minimum mortality temperature (MMT). It is important to know how is the evolution of the threshold temperatures (Tthreshold) due to these temperatures provide the basis for the activation of public health prevention plans against high temperatures. The objective of this study was to analyze the temporal evolution of threshold temperatures (Tthreshold) produced in different Spanish regions during the 1983–2018 period and to compare this evolution with the evolution of MMT. The dependent variable used was the raw rate of daily mortality due to natural causes ICD X: (A00-R99) for the considered period. The independent variable was maximum daily temperature (Tmax) during the summer months registered in the reference observatory of each region. Threshold values were determined using dispersion diagrams (annual) of the prewhitened series of mortality temperatures and Tmax. Later, linear fit models were carried out between the different values of Tthreshold throughout the study period, which permitted detecting the annual rate of change in Tthreshold.
Sponsorship : This research project was funded by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) under file number ENPY 470/19 and is supported by the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, in addition to the research projects ISCIII: ENPY107/18 and ENPY 376/18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/13074
ISSN: 2190-4707
2190-4715
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