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Title: Heat- and cold-related mortality in the North-East of Poland as an example of the socio-economic effects of extreme hydrometeorological events in the Polish Lowland

Creator:

Kuchcik, Magdalena ; Degórski, Marek

Date issued/created:

2009

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 82 No. 1 (2009)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

This article looks at certain socioeconomic consequences of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena in the Polish Lowland, e.g. floods, droughts, hurricanes, heat and cold waves that have all become more intense in Poland over recent years. The particular focus is on the impact of extreme high temperature and severe cold events on socio-medical parameters such as mortality. The analysis is especially concerned with increased daily numbers of deaths in 3 large urban centers located in northeast Poland.

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Relation:

Geographia Polonica

Volume:

82

Issue:

1

Start page:

69

End page:

78

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

File size 1,4 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55502 ; 0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.2009.1.6

Source:

CBGiOS. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.2085, Cz.2173, Cz.2406 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

Access:

Open

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Last modified:

Mar 25, 2021

In our library since:

Jul 27, 2015

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