HEAT WAVES IN THE SUMMER OF 2017 PUBLISHEDV.D.MIRCOV1 FLORINA MOȚIU2, Adalbert OKROS 1 Casiana MIHUȚ1, Mioara ȘIȘU2 None email@example.com
Abstract: The summer of 2017 was a remarkable one in the history of meteorological measurements because of the temperature records registered, but also regarding the effects generated in the socio-economical sphere. Studies worldwide show that heat waves generate the greatest number of human casualties compared to any other extreme weather phenomena such as floods or hurricanes. Also, they affect agricultural fields and forests, drought and fire causing significant damage each year, worldwide. Since its beginning, the summer of 2017 indicated to be a “hot” one. If in the beginning of June only a few daily records of maximum temperatures were registered and deviations of over 5oC from climatological normal values, in the next heating periods at the end of June, over the extent of July, but especially during the beginning of August numerous temperature records were established. In 4-6 August, in the western part of our country the maximum temperatures have exceeded the normal values for this period by 10…12oC, causing accentuated thermal discomfort and the issue of red and orange codes for extreme temperatures. The purpose of this paper is to identify and study heat waves in the summer of 2017, in the western part of Romania. We will try to establish a relation between the evolution of a set of meteorological parameters, on a worldwide, synoptic or local scale and timeframes containting extreme weather from a thermal point of view.
heat wave, thermal discomfort