Intensidad y duración del estrés térmico en verano en el área urbana de Madrid

  1. Alberto Martí Ezpeleta 1
  2. Dominic Royé 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Santiago. Santiago de Compostela. España

ISSN: 0210-8380 2386-3021

Ano de publicación: 2021

Título do exemplar: Clima, sociedad y medio ambiente

Número: 73

Páxinas: 95-113

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.26754/OJS_GEOPH/GEOPH.2021735202 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

Outras publicacións en: Geographicalia


This paper applies a new methodology to the study of hot nights, also known as “tropical” nights, in the metropolitan area of Madrid, in order to evaluate from a temporal and spatial perspective those nights in which the population may be affected by heat stress. The use of two indicators obtained through hourly data, together with the climatic information provided by the UrbClim model, has made it possible to know on a detailed scale the thermal characteristics of the nights of July between 2008 and 2017, thus being able to assess more accurately the risk to the wellbeing and health of the population. The results show a large inter-urban variability in the intensity and duration of heat stress, as well as a significant correlation between heat island intensities and excess heat indices. A close relationship between land use typologies and urban structures as defined in the Urban Atlas and night-time excess heat indices was also found.