Spatiotemporal analysis of regional socio-economic vulnerability change associated with heat risks in Canada
Publication in refereed journal

香港中文大學研究人員
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摘要Excess mortality can be caused by extreme hot weather events, which are increasing in severity and frequency in Canada due to climate change. Individual and social vulnerability factors influence the mortality risk associated with a given heat exposure. We constructed heat vulnerability indices using census data from 2006 to 2011 in Canada, developed a novel design to compare spatiotemporal changes of heat vulnerability, and identified locations that may be increasingly vulnerable to heat. The results suggest that 1) urban areas in Canada are particularly vulnerable to heat, 2) suburban areas and satellite cities around major metropolitan areas show the greatest increases in vulnerability, and 3) heat vulnerability changes are driven primarily by changes in the density of older ages and infants. Our approach is applicable to heat vulnerability analyses in other countries.
出版社接受日期25.04.2018
著者Ho HC, Knudby A, Chi GQ, Aminipouri M, Lai DYF
期刊名稱Applied Geography
出版年份2018
月份6
卷號95
出版社ELSEVIER SCI LTD
頁次61 - 70
國際標準期刊號0143-6228
電子國際標準期刊號1873-7730
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Heat vulnerability, Spatiotemporal modelling, Climate change, Demographic change, Regional planning, Urbanization
Web of Science 學科類別Geography;Geography

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