An analysis of the meteorological variables leading to apparent temperature in Australia: Present climate, trends, and global warming simulations
Stephanie J Jacobs, Alexandre B Pezza, Vaughan Barras, John Bye, Timo Vihma
GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2013
This study is a comprehensive analysis of thermal comfort and apparent temperature around Australia. It includes a long-term historical trend analysis using observational weather station data, in which it was found that eight out of the ten chosen urban locations experienced warming trends in temperature and/or the apparent temperature over the second half of the twentieth century. Annual trends in temperature and apparent temperature were studied spatially across Australia using high resolution ERA Interim reanalysis data over the period 1979 to 2010. The reanalysis revealed that generally the apparent temperature is warming faster than the air temperature, amplifying the expected exposure ..View full abstract
A Pezza would like to thank the Australian Research Council for funding parts of this work and S Jacobs would like to thank Leanne Webb and John Clarke from CSIRO for all their assistance with the Representative Climate Futures framework.