Analysis of the bioclimatic conditions within different surface structures in a medium-sized city : Szeged, Hungary

Gulyás, Ágnes: Analysis of the bioclimatic conditions within different surface structures in a medium-sized city : Szeged, Hungary. Acta climatologica, (36-37). pp. 37-43. (2003)

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Abstract

Human biometeorological approaches have an important role in applied urban climatology. Several different thermal indices were developed in the last decades to describe human comfort or heat stress of the human body based on the energy fluxes between the body and environment In this study some results of recent biometeorological investigations in a south-eastern Hungarian city, Szeged (population 160,000) are presented. From point of view of human biometeorology, the key question is whether the examined body is in the shade or is exposed to direct radiation. Our sample area is in a heavily built-up city centre region with narrow streets and several 20-30 year old (20-30 m tall) trees, so radiation fluxes are determined basically by these factors. This paper shows how the bioclimatic indices, Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) depend on the situation of radiation at a certain place. It was examined what is the relation between the structure and possible changes of the built-up area and the indices. All the calculations, Tom, PMV and PET were performed with RayMan model.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2003
Volume: 36-37
Page Range: pp. 37-43
ISSN: 0563-0614
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Szeged, Földrajztudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 43. p.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:12
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/16869

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