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Meteorological risk: extreme temperatures

McGregor, Glenn

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K. Poljanšek

M. Marin Ferrer

T. De Groeve

I. Clark


Understanding temperature extremes in a DRM context involves getting to know how often temperature extremes occur, the conditions under which they occur and establishing associated direct and indirect societal impacts. Knowledge about temperature extremes can inform the development of strategies for managing the risk associated with this type of natural event. That temperature extremes do result in disastrous consequences, in terms of lives lost, is manifest via the observed impacts of a range of extreme temperature events over the last few decades (Table 3.3). Noteworthy is that all top 10 disasters are related to extreme high as opposed to low temperatures.


McGregor, G. (2017). Meteorological risk: extreme temperatures. In K. Poljanšek, M. Marin Ferrer, T. De Groeve, & I. Clark (Eds.), Science for disaster risk management 2017 : knowing better and losing less (257-270). Publications Office of the European Union.

Publication Date May 1, 2017
Deposit Date Nov 10, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 10, 2017
Pages 257-270
Book Title Science for disaster risk management 2017 : knowing better and losing less.
Chapter Number 3
ISBN 9789279606786
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