International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 107–117 | Cite as

A study of biotropism of climate in two Canadian cities

  • B. Padmanabhamurty


Climatic trends and effects on human health due to urbanization/industrialization of two Canadian cities during the last 30 years have been investigated. It was found that the frequency of thunderstorms, fog and smoke/haze days, cloud amount and dew point increased due to urbanization. Trends in mortality due to chronic bronchitis and neoplasm of the trachea lung and bronchus suggest a positive effect of meteorological parameters.


Plant Physiology Bronchitis Action Directe Chronic Bronchitis Meteorological Parameter 
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Die klimatischen Tendenzen während der letzten 30 Jahre als Folge der Urbanisation und Industrialisierung und ihre Wirkungen auf die menschliche Gesundheit wurden in 2 kanadischen Grossstädten untersucht. Dabei ergab sich, dass die Frequenzen von Gewittern, Nebel und Rauch/Dunst-Tagen, Wolkenmenge und Taupunkt als Folge der Urbanisation anstiegen. Die Entwicklung der Mortalität durch chronische Bronchitis und Neoplasma der Trachea, des Bronchus und der Lunge weisen auf einen positiven Einfluss der meteorologischen Parameter hin.


On a cherché à circonscrire les modifications du climat qui se sont produites dans 2 grandes villes du Canada par suite de l'urbanisation et de l'industrialisation. On a cherché en outre à en exprimer les répercussions sur la santé de l'homme. Il ressort de cette étude qu'en raison de l'urbanisation, la fréquence des orages, du brouillard, des jours de brume industrielle et de points de rosée élevés a augmenté. Le sens des variations de la mortalité due aux bronchites chroniques et à la formation de tumeurs de la trachée, des bronches et des poumons montre une action directe des paramètres météorologiques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Padmanabhamurty
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  1. 1.Meteorological OfficePoona-5India

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