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Extreme Heat - Anomaly, Current, Monthly Summary, Global (v1.0)


Anomalies can help identify variability more meaningfully than absolute values. High or low absolute values in one location may be ‘normal’ for that location while they may be catastrophic in another. The Extreme Heat - Anomaly dataset provides more meaningful local comparisons by capturing where extreme heat is unusual for a specific location.

heat, global, thermal, hazard, risk, stress, summary, monthly, temperature
Temporal Extent:
11 km
Product Version:

Technical Description

The Extreme Heat, Anomaly - Monthly Summary product provides valuable insights into the frequency of extreme heat actuals across the globe at a monthly timescale. This product seek to identify global areas where heat conditions may have presented risks to human health, agriculture, water resources, and wildlife.

This dataset contains the following fields:

  • extreme_heat_anomaly_frequency: The product's extreme_heat_anomaly_frequency field detects locations experiencing moderately high temperatures that are concurrently above the normal conditions for that area. It considers regional acclimatization and ensures an absolute baseline for classifying extreme heat events.This is the rate of days/month (between 0.0-1.0) where the mean daily heat index is in or above the USNWS "Caution" threshold (>80F, > 26.7°C) AND above the 95th baseline percentile HI for that location.