Heatwaves

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Conference paper

Urban design solutions for ameliorating urban heat island in Ipswich, Queensland

This study aimed at providing evidence-based analysis of how the existing urban design affects street microclimates in key areas of Ipswich, including two in the city centre and one in a recently developed suburb on the southern part of Ipswich .
Conference paper

Exploratory study of a systems approach to improving microclimates in public spaces and reducing heat-health risks

By applying a systems theory lens to bioclimatic urban design this paper explores how urban design can reduce heat in the urban environment
Conference paper

Emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities

This paper provides emerging empirical insights on the potential of green infrastructure to mitigate heat stress and improve access, inclusion, and safety in Australian aged care facilities (ACFs). It concludes that green infrastructure offers many strategic benefits in ACFs, but these are typically overlooked in...
Report

Temperature check: greening Australia's warming cities

Australia has always been a country with extreme weather events. This report presents evidence that strong action to increase urban vegetation will become imperative in our three largest cities to reduce serious heatwave impacts by 2060–2080, even with strong climate action.
Report

Urban trees and people’s yards mitigate extreme heat in western Adelaide: final summary report

This study assessed the effects of trees and other vegetation in people’s yards at reducing day time and night time heat during an extreme heatwave event in Western Adelaide.
Report

Killer heat in the United States: climate choices and the future of dangerously hot days

This analysis provides a view of how extreme heat events caused by dangerous combinations of temperature and humidity are likely to become more frequent and widespread in the United States over this century.
Guide

Heatwave guide for cities

This guide offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of time when temperatures, or temperature in combination with other factors, are unusually high and hazardous...
Journal article

Increased frequency of and population exposure to extreme heat index days in the United States during the 21st century

The National Weather Service of the United States uses the heat index—a combined measure of temperature and relative humidity—to define risk thresholds warranting the issuance of public heat alerts.
Report

Heatwatch: extreme heat in Adelaide

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.
Fact sheet

Mitigating urban heat with green spaces

As cities grapple with the impacts of heatwaves, exacerbated by the urban heat island effect and amplified by climate change impacts, green spaces can cool urban areas, as well as provide health and wellbeing benefits to city dwellers and habitat for biodiversity.
Journal article

Urban heat island and overheating characteristics in Sydney, Australia. An analysis of multiyear measurements

It has become increasingly important to study the urban heat island phenomenon due to the adverse effects on summertime cooling energy demand, air and water quality and most importantly, heat-related illness and mortality. The present article analyses the magnitude and the characteristics of the urban...
Journal article

Assessment of heatwave impacts

This study assesses the daily excess morbidity, energy demand and consumption, and water supply in the Adelaide metropolitan region during heatwaves, between January 2008 and March 2014.