Peak timing: effect of changes in the maximum seasonal rescaling. Difference in the median peak weeks in the reference stochastic forecast output (SFO) set, with αmax = 1.1 and αmax = 1.0, for the 500 busiest airports, as a function of the median peak week in the reference SFO set. Dots are color-coded according to the corresponding airport's climate zone. In the inset, we show the box plot indicating the distribution of the differences (in days) between the peak week of the reference SFO set and the SFO set with αmax = 1.0. Differences were fairly limited and generally fell within a period of 2 weeks.
Tizzoni et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:165 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-165