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The frequency, intensity and area of impact of heatwave on the North China Plain initially decreased and then increased. Similarly, the trend of population exposure under heatwave events decreased at first and then increased, and the central position of exposure initially moved southward and then returned northward. In relation to the change of population exposure under heatwave, the influence of climatic factors was found dominant, and the absolute contribution rate is over 75%. The contribution rate of the population factor changes from positive to negative; and the contribution of combined climatic population factors showed negative positive negative change.

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This study demonstrated a method for assessing the impact of heatwave events on population exposure, which could form a scientific basis for the development of government policy regarding adaption to climate change.


The heatwave is become more severe. I wish I could distinguish the contribution of climate change and society development.

Mingjin Zhan
Climate Center of Jiangxi Province

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This page is a summary of: Study on the Change Characteristics of and Population Exposure to Heatwave Events on the North China Plain, Advances in Meteorology, August 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2019/7069195.
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