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A Classification of Sensible Climatic Type by Climograph and Discomfort Index in South Korea

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2016, 5(3), pp.275-280
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography

kang chul sung 1

1충북대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study is to classify annual sensible climatic type with thermal sensation which is measured by human physio-climatic reactions in South Korea. Relationships between Discomfort Index and human thermal sensation scale are derived from a questionnaire, which investigates degree of volunteer’s thermal sensation with respect to each bioclimatic conditions. Analyses of these empirical relationships make it possible to calculate thermal sensational indices and to classify sensible climatic type for each weather stations (66) based on long-term (1981-2010) averages of monthly normals (monthly maximum temperature, relative humidity) data. The classification of shape pattern are grouped into 5 types (coast-ocean type A, type B, Inland type A, type B, transitional type). The classification of sensible climatic types are grouped into 4 types (M4, M5, CD4M4, CD4). Results of this study can be applied for evaluation of thermal environment in our daily activities, and for heat disorders, searching relevant sports training-sites, climatherapy etc.

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