Session 4 Advances in Modeling and Observational Approaches for Heat Health

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
Jennifer Vanos, Arizona State Univ., School of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ and Sarah Giltz, NOAA/OAR/Climate Program Office, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD

This session will explore novel methods and observational approaches to understand, predict, and minimize health issues due to extreme heat.

8:30 AM
Using a Daily Homogenized Temperature Product to Assess Long-Term Trends in Extreme Heat Events and Associated Health Impacts in the United States
Jared Rennie, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC; and J. E. Bell, K. E. Kunkel, S. Herring, and H. Cullen
8:45 AM
Modelling of Radiation-Based Thermal Stress Indicators for Urban Numerical Weather Prediction
Sylvie Leroyer, Environment and Climate Change, Dorval, QC, Canada; and S. Bélair, L. Spacek, and I. Gultepe
9:00 AM
Quantification of Heat Stress in Cities: Application of Micro-Scale Models (RayMan, SkyHelios)
Andreas Matzarakis, DWD, Freiburg, Germany; and D. Fröhlich

9:15 AM
Houston Heat-Related Illness and Apparent Temperature
Lance Wood, NOAA, Dickinson, TX; and M. Keehn, M. Huffman, and E. Santos
9:30 AM
9:45 AM

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