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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 115-125, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/115/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-115-2017
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Research article
30 Jan 2017
Heat waves in Africa 1981–2015, observations and reanalysis Guido Ceccherini et al.
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The purpose of this article is to show the extreme temperature regime of heat waves across Africa over recent years (1981–2015). Heat waves have been quantified using the Heat Wave Magnitude Index daily (HWMId), which merges the duration and the intensity of extreme temperature events into a single numerical index. The analysis show an increasing number of heat waves of both maxima and minima temperatures in the last decades.
The purpose of this article is to show the extreme temperature regime of heat waves across...
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