The Extreme Heat 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.
severe_heat_frequency field is a human-centered metric built as a
critical indicator of when it becomes too hot 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 high temperatures that may pose risks to human health.
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.
Together, these indices contribute to a comprehensive evaluation of extreme heat events, considering both absolute thresholds for human safety and anomalies in temperature patterns relative to regional norms.