Climate Change, Local Weather and Customized Early Warning Systems based on Biometeorological Indexes
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The following paper is a brief theoretical approach to the state of the art in relation to the new demands of society in the area of climate and weather-related services for health. Apart from the study of the impacts of climate change on health which requires a longer consideration, a special emphasis is given to the area of weather-related services based on biometeorological forecasting. A new way of understanding the interaction between atmospheric factors and living organisms is presented and some biometeorological indexes already developed are shown. Customized biometeorological services must be constructed in the field of human health based on the ICTs development and the amount of climatic data available but new approaches and scientific methods are required to success in achieving this enterprise.