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Application of UTCI in China from tourism perspective
Ge, Quansheng1; Kong, Qinqin1,2; Xi, Jianchao1; Zheng, Jingyun1
2017-05-01
Source PublicationTHEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
ISSN0177-798X
Volume128Issue:3-4Pages:551-561
Corresponding AuthorKong, Qinqin(kongqq.12b@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThis study uses ERA-Interim reanalysis data and the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) to investigate the spatial pattern of thermal bioclimatic conditions in China. Our results show that the annual UTCI increases with decreasing latitude throughout most of China. Areas that experience "no thermal stress" are located southeast of the line formed by the Yanshan Mountains, Taihang Mountains, the southern edge of the Loess Plateau, and the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an area of 312.83e(4) km(2). During spring and autumn, the UTCI distribution is similar to the annual distribution. During summer, areas with "no thermal stress" cover the largest area (563.55e(4) km(2)), including northern and southwestern China; in contrast, during winter, areas with "no thermal stress" only occur south of the Nanling Mountains. The annual number of days with "no thermal stress" increases from north to south in central and eastern China, exceeding 200 days in the Sichuan Basin, the southeastern coastal regions and the Yungui Plateau. The minimum and maximum values occur on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (<= 10 days) and the southern Yungui Plateau (> 280 days). Seasonal analysis indicates that there are over 70 days with "no thermal stress" in the Sichuan Basin, the Yungui Plateau and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River during spring and autumn, while there are more than 80 days in northern and southwestern China during summer and over 80 days in areas south of the Nanling Mountains during winter. The results of this study can be helpful for optimization of the tourism industry and tourism destinations development in China.
DOI10.1007/s00704-016-1731-z
WOS KeywordCLIMATE INDEX UTCI ; THERMAL COMFORT ; WIDE-RANGE ; TEMPERATURE ; DESTINATIONS ; RECREATION ; RESPONSES ; DEMAND ; SYSTEM ; HEALTH
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)[XDA05080101]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
WOS Research AreaMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000399702200005
PublisherSPRINGER WIEN
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Cited Times:12[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64541
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorKong, Qinqin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Ge, Quansheng,Kong, Qinqin,Xi, Jianchao,et al. Application of UTCI in China from tourism perspective[J]. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY,2017,128(3-4):551-561.
APA Ge, Quansheng,Kong, Qinqin,Xi, Jianchao,&Zheng, Jingyun.(2017).Application of UTCI in China from tourism perspective.THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY,128(3-4),551-561.
MLA Ge, Quansheng,et al."Application of UTCI in China from tourism perspective".THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY 128.3-4(2017):551-561.
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