The Extreme Cold Monthly Summary product provides valuable insights into the frequency of extreme cold actuals across the globe at a monthly timescale. This product seeks to identify areas where cold conditions may cause potential damage to life and property.
severe_cold_frequency field is a human-centered metric built as a critical indicator of when it becomes
too cold for humans to safely endure outdoor activities. It offers a straightforward and comparable measure across
diverse locations, making it a valuable tool for identifying areas with consistently low temperatures that may pose
risks to human health.
cold_anomaly_frequency field detects locations experiencing moderately low temperatures that are
concurrently below the normal conditions for that area. It considers regional acclimatization and ensures an absolute
baseline for classifying extreme cold events.
Together, these indices contribute to a comprehensive evaluation of extreme cold events, considering both absolute thresholds for human safety and anomalies in temperature patterns relative to regional norms.