October 2017 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-007
Copyright © 2017 Transcontinental Publishers
Full Length Research Paper
Empirical Study of the Health Effects of Extreme Weather Conditions on Human and the Environment
Alao O.A1,3*, Ajayi I.R2, Babalola M.T1, Ajiboye Y1, Musiliyu K.A1, Ajayi A.A1 and Olagunju O.E1
1Department of Physical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
3Member, Environmental Research Group, Lagos, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted 29 September, 2017
The changing temperatures which may result in heat waves and cold spell extreme conditions resulting in diseased climatic conditions; shift plant and change in animal and human habitat had been the subject of this study. The extreme weather conditions associated with the solar radiations and the terrestrial radiation based on tropical diurnal cycle are evident in the gradients of temperature which include the atmospheric, ambient, and hemispheric temperature activities. Also, from this study, it has been observed that the recurring temperature, pressure and wind patterns are termed modes of climate variability and the atmosphere and ocean interact to create a form of temperature cycle. However, the increase in the temperature of atmosphere results in hot spots and contributes to variability in the surface properties of our diurnal latent heat flux while cold spell are highly variable with symptoms of pneumonia, influenza and hypothermia.
Keywords: Heat waves, Cold spells, Climate variability, Temperature, Climate change
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Alao OA, Ajayi IR, Babalola MT, Ajiboye Y, Musiliyu KA, Ajayi AA, Olagunju OE (2017). Empirical Study of the Health Effects of Extreme Weather Conditions on Human and the Environment. Interlink Continental J. Environ. Sci. Toxicol. 1(1): 001-007.
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