(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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Beach comfort index - a new approach to evaluate the thermal conditions of beach holiday resorts using a South African example

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The climatic conditions of seven beach holiday resorts in South Africa (Alexander Bay, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Richard's Bay) have been examined with regard to the thermal perception of beach holidays makers. A model has been developed to calculate the missing radiation input data and parameters such as beach day and beach hour are introduced and defined. The Beach Comfort Index Map of South Africa shows the maximum, minimum and average number of beach days per month and the probability of beach days and thus providing understandable and interpretable information on the thermal conditions of the sites from the point of view of beach holiday makers


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 44, no4 [pp. 297-307]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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