Application and comparison of UTCI and PET in temperature climate conditions

Matzarakis, Andreas; Muthers, Stefan; Rutz, Frank (2014). Application and comparison of UTCI and PET in temperature climate conditions. Finisterra, 49(98), pp. 11-21. Universidade de Lisboa

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The assessment of the thermal bioclimate is based on the human energy balance and derived indices such as Physiologically equivalent temperature (Pet) or Universal thermal Climate index (UtCi). These two indices were compared over a period often year based on hourly data in a middle european city with a temperate climate. The analysis performed shows that the differences obtained result from the different thermo-physiological settings of clothing insulation. For conditions with extremely high vapour pressure values, UtCi yields higher values than Pet, which could describe the thermo-physiological stress more appropriately.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Muthers, Stefan

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0430-5027

Publisher:

Universidade de Lisboa

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Rätz

Date Deposited:

01 May 2015 13:53

Last Modified:

01 May 2015 13:53

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68489

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68489

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