(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Use of the UTCI in the Czech Republic

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NOVAK M. (1) ;
(1) Czech Hydrometeorological Inst., Ústí nad Labem, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE


This article describes a set of basic tests used to test the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI). These tests were made using real data from selected meteorological stations in the Czech Republic. Days with extreme temperatures and days with extremely windy conditions (extratropical cyclone known as "hurricane Kyrill", January 18-19, 2007) were selected for the UTCI testing. A complete set of meteorological and radiation factors : air temperature, humidity, wind speed and mean radiation temperature were used when testing the UTCI. Other indices were calculated using limited numbers of the following factors : air temperature and humidity (Heat Index), air temperature and wind speed (Wind Chill), and also air temperature, humidity and wind speed (NET). Testing of the UTCI was necessary before the possible application of this index in the national weather service of the Czech Republic (CHMI)


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. 21-28]

Bibliographic references : 4 ref.

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.7163/GPol.2013.3

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