Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Review article
05 Aug 2015
Review article |  | 05 Aug 2015

Perceived temperature in the course of climate change: an analysis of global heat index from 1979 to 2013

D. Lee and T. Brenner

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We evaluate global changes to heat index, a measure of perceived temperature. The product is daily means, minima and maxima gridded to 0.75°x0.75° for the entire globe from 1979 to 2013. The results show the uneven distribution in changes in heat index throughout space and time. They can serve as a basis for future studies on the evolution of heat index in climate change and its effects on human society.