Conference paper Open Access

A Heat Wave Forecast System for Europe

Gobbi, Andrea; Alikadic, Azra; Ylinen, Kaisa; Angaramo, Federico; Furlanello, Cesare

We introduce a Heat Wave Forecast System (EHWP) useful for detecting incoming heat waves in Europe at a high-medium spatial-temporal resolution. Historical and forecast temperatures feed a heat wave detection algorithm whose outcomes on duration and intensity of incoming heat waves within the next 14 days. The model has been empirically validated with numerous official sources on the hottest European heat wave in 2017 (‘Lucifer’). The EHWP is a novel
tool for emergency alert warnings both for local and European scale.

© 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Files (7.4 MB)
Name Size
7.4 MB Download
All versions This version
Views 3132
Downloads 3939
Data volume 289.5 MB289.5 MB
Unique views 2930
Unique downloads 3535


Cite as