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Advances in Science and Research The open-access proceedings of the European Meteorological Society (EMS)

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Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 217-226, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-217-2017
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11 Jul 2017
Public crowdsensing of heat waves by social media data
Valentina Grasso et al.

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This work presents an analysis of tweets related to heat waves occurred in Italy in summer 2015. Social media offer new opportunities to indirectly measure the impact of heat waves on society. Tweets related to heat conditions were retrieved and analysed for main features. The daily volume of users and messages was a valuable indicator of heat wave impact in urban areas. The volume of tweets in certain locations was used to estimate thresholds of local discomfort conditions.
This work presents an analysis of tweets related to heat waves occurred in Italy in summer 2015....
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