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Where to Go or Where Not to Go—A Method for Advising Communities during Extreme Temperatures

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto/CEGOT, Via Panoramica Edgar Cardoso, 4150-564 Porto, Portugal
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto/CITTA, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Climate 2021, 9(3), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9030049
Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 16 March 2021 / Accepted: 16 March 2021 / Published: 19 March 2021
Climate change is producing more extremes and increasing the number and magnitude of risks that impact people’s lives, so identifying and understanding local climate risks is a long but essential process for defining adaptation strategies. The availability of technologies to sensitize and educate people about risks, and to assist people with becoming active observers and monitors of climatic elements has helped to promote permanent surveillance and proactive attitudes towards climatic phenomena that lead to undesirable risks. This paper proposes a methodological approach to guide citizens moving around the city when extreme temperatures occur, minimizing climatic risks and negative health comes, using a very simple method based on Landsat 8 temperature data images at a subsection spatial scale level. The results obtained indicate the places of higher extreme temperatures risks, as well as some of the potential places that people can use to protect themselves. This work demonstrates the value of mapping climatic factors at a local scale and deliver tailored and accurate maps with the places suitable for alleviating bioclimatic stresses and the places that should be avoided. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change adaptation; climate risk awareness; warning systems; extreme events; climate comfort; human health; citizen sensing; remote sensing climate change adaptation; climate risk awareness; warning systems; extreme events; climate comfort; human health; citizen sensing; remote sensing
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Madureira, H.; Monteiro, A.; Cruz, S. Where to Go or Where Not to Go—A Method for Advising Communities during Extreme Temperatures. Climate 2021, 9, 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9030049

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Madureira H, Monteiro A, Cruz S. Where to Go or Where Not to Go—A Method for Advising Communities during Extreme Temperatures. Climate. 2021; 9(3):49. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9030049

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Madureira, Helena, Ana Monteiro, and Sara Cruz. 2021. "Where to Go or Where Not to Go—A Method for Advising Communities during Extreme Temperatures" Climate 9, no. 3: 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9030049

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