(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

An introduction to the Unviversal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BŁAŻEJCZYK K. (1) ; JENDRITZKY G. (2) ; BRÖDE P. (3) ; FIALA D. (4) ; HAVENITH G. (5) ; EPSTEIN Y. (6) ; PSIKUTA A. (7) ; KAMPMANN B. (8) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, POLOGNE
(2) Univ., Freiburg, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Dortmund, ALLEMAGNE
(4) ErgonSim-Comfort Energy Efficiency, Stuttgart, ALLEMAGNE
(5) Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(6) Heller Inst. of Medical Research, Sheba Medical Centre, Univ., Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
(7) Empa - a Research Inst. of the ETH Domain, Lab. for Physiology and Protection, St Gallen, SUISSE
(8) Univ., Wuppertal, ALLEMAGNE


In this paper, it is essential background information regarding the newly-developed Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI that is presented, this in fact deriving from the Fiala multi-node model of human heatbalance. The UTCI is defined as the air temperature (Ta) of the reference condition causing the same model response as actual conditions. UTCI was developed in 2009 by virtue of international co-operation between leading experts in the areas of human thermophysiology, physiological modelling, meteorology and climatology. The necessary research for this had been conducted within the framework of a special commission of the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) and European COST Action 730.


Article of periodic

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 86, no1 [pp. 5-10]

Bibliographic references : 18 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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