Projected average number of summer days exceeding the apparent temperature
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The maps show the number of summer days in Europe exceeding the apparent temperature (heat index) threshold of 40.7 °C as simulated by five ENSEMBLES Regional Climate Models for the IPCC SRES A1B emission scenario. The apparent temperature (often referred to as the heat index) represents heat stress on the human body by accounting for temperature
Heat index: threshold of 40.7 ºC (105 ºF) as simulated by five ENSEMBLES RCM runs (MPI, KNMI, HC, ETH, C4I).
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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