The Effect of The Extremes Heat Waves on Mortality Rates in Baghdad During the Period (2004-2018)


  • Zahraa Mousa Hassan Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.
  • Monim H. Al-Jiboori Biology Sciences Department, College of Education, Ibn al-Haytham, University of Baghdad.
  • Hazima M. Al-Abassi Biology Sciences Department, College of Education, Ibn al-Haytham, University of Baghdad.



Heat waves, Extreme weather, Maximum air temperature, Mortality rate, Baghdad


In a previous couple of decades, serious heatwaves were illustrative of the climate conditions in different pieces of the world. They had unmistakably negative effects on people, plants, creatures, and distinctive monetary segments. Especially in urban areas, where most people are living, their prosperity, productivity and wellbeing were influenced, which even caused a generally high death rate. This is the reason an enormous intrigue still exists to analyze heat waves in the past by utilization of measurable strategies. As an examination on heatwaves isn't accessible for the domain of Baghdad city up to now, a review examination was directed. Its primary points were (1) to decide the recurrence of heatwave scenes for this nation and (2) to analyze their spatiotemporal dissemination, term, and force. Based on Baghdad city, from the Iraqi Meteorological Organization and Seismology and Ministry of Health day by day estimations of most extreme air temperature (Tmax) in summer months (June to August) were utilized to decide heatwave scenes as indicated by the definition prescribed by the IPCC. For all stations, total and dependable Tmax time arrangements were accessible for the period 2004–2018 concerning a few stations. We tried the 95th thresholds percentile. The extra wave impacts were assessed utilizing a one-stage model to guarantee that their belongings were evaluated subsequent to expelling the general impact of temperature.


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How to Cite

Z. M. Hassan, M. H. Al-Jiboori, and H. M. Al-Abassi, “The Effect of The Extremes Heat Waves on Mortality Rates in Baghdad During the Period (2004-2018)”, MJS, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 15–23, Apr. 2020.



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