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Investigation of Operation and Improvement for Heat Watch Warning System to Provide Health-Weather Information

보건기상정보 제공을 위한 폭염특보 운영현황 및 개선방안 조사

  • Hwang, Mi-Kyoung (The Institute of Environmental Studies, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kang, Yoon-Hee (The Institute of Environmental Studies, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Sungmin (Division of Earth Environmental System, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Yoo-Keun (Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Pusan National University)
  • 황미경 (부산대학교 환경연구원) ;
  • 강윤희 (부산대학교 환경연구원) ;
  • 김성민 (부산대학교 지구환경시스템학부) ;
  • 김유근 (부산대학교 대기환경과학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.11
  • Accepted : 2018.12.03
  • Published : 2019.02.28

Abstract

Heat watch warning systems are operating in Korea and several other countries (China, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Germany, Australia, and Japan). The heat wave indices used in this system are the heat index, perceived temperature, the wet bulb globe temperature, and the daily maximum temperature. To improve the heat wave advisory and warning system, some suggestions have been made. The meteorological-health index (i.e., indirect index), has especially been proposed in previous studies. This information should be provided not only to vulnerable groups (seniors, infants, and children), but also to outdoor workers who may be particularly exposed to heat waves. In addition, to have sufficient preemptive response times, the need for an extension of the heat watch warning period was suggested. Finally, the subdivision of administrative units and risk stages was proposed.

Keywords

Heat wave;Heat watch warning systems;Index of heat wave;Vulnerable group

Acknowledgement

Grant : 미래유망 민간기상서비스 성장기술개발

Supported by : 기상청

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