Semestral Journal of Centro Argentino de Meteorólogos, which is published  since 1970 and serves on the Core of Argentine Scientific Journals since 2005. Meteorologica publishes original papers in the field of atmospheric sciences and oceanography.

Registration number of intellectual property: RL-2018-42420861-APN-DNDA#MJ

ISSN 1850-468X

Volume 41 – N°2 MORE NOTES FROM THIS ISSUE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MORTALITY AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN BUENOS AIRES AND ROSARIO

Gustavo Almeira, Matilde Rusticucci, Martina Suaya

Instituto Nacional del Agua, Ezeiza, Argentina.
Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina.

Manuscript recived on 9th October 2015, in final form on 28th March 2016

ABSTRACT

In this paper the associations between summer heat waves and mortality in Buenos Aires and Rosario is studied. Both cities have an ‘U’ relationship between daily mortality and maximum, minimum and apparent temperatures over the 2001-2012 period. The population over both cities is susceptible to extreme high temperatures. Men and women are equally affected, but people over 65 represent 70-80 % by analyzing heat waves. Alert systems were implemented in both cities trough the National Weather Service with the aim of anticipate extreme meteorological situations to the population