Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 375–391, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-375-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 375–391, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-375-2021

Research article 28 Jan 2021

Research article | 28 Jan 2021

Assessing heat exposure to extreme temperatures in urban areas using the Local Climate Zone classification

Joan Gilabert et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Nov 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Nov 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (07 Dec 2020) by Ricardo Trigo

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AA by Joan Gilabert on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (27 Jan 2021) by Ricardo Trigo
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Trends of extreme temperature episodes in cities are increasing due to regional climate change in interaction with urban effects. Urban morphologies and thermal properties of the materials used to build them are factors that influence climate variability and are one of the main reasons for the climatic singularity of cities. This paper presents a methodology to evaluate the urban and peri-urban effect on extreme-temperature exposure using land cover and land use maps.
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