(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Evaluation of human bioclimates using quantile regression : a China case study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NG P.T. (1) ; YAN Y.Y. (2) ;
(1) W.A. Franke College of Business Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist Univ., Kowloon Tong, CHINE


A nonparametric version of quantile regressions was applied to investigate the human bioclimates in China through the use of the CLO (clothing requirements) index. Quantile regression surface maps produced from the whole spectrum of the CLO distribution provided better insights into the spatial characteristics of clothing requirements and information on the spread and variations of the distribution. Univariate quantile regression were constructed to display the temporal variability of CLO at different locations. Hence, this analysis produced a more complete picture of the human bioclimates of the various regions in China


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no5 [pp. 387-403]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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