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2016-09-06Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/18162
The impact of human-biometeorological factors on perceived thermal comfort in urban public places
dc.contributor.authorMaras, Isabell
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorPaas, Bastian
dc.contributor.authorZiefle, Martina
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-16T12:39:38Z
dc.date.available2017-08-16T12:39:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-06
dc.identifier.issn0941-2948
dc.identifier.other10.1127/metz/2016/0705
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/18833
dc.description.abstractFor the understanding of the impact of meteorological stressors on human perceptions of thermal comfort, it is essential to examine in detail the joint variability of atmospheric conditions and human perception. We designed an interdisciplinary experimental setup to generate data of both human-biometeorological and individual human perception at two different urban public places in the city of Aachen, Germany. Meteorological measurements at the human-biometeorological standard height of 1.1 m a.g.l. were taken during typical winter weather situations as well as extreme summer weather situations to analyze potentially seasonal effects. Pedestrians and tourists at the study site were selected as participants for face-to-face questionnaire-based interviews. We took measurements and held interviews between 10:00 h and 17:00 h (CEST/CET) to record the daytime agreement/deviations at different inner urban measurement locations. Based on an overall physical approach of thermal load, UTCI (Universal Thermal Climate Index) values are calculated. A maximum of +34.1 °C for summertime and a minimum of +2.6 °C for wintertime could be found. The meteorological parameters of air temperature (Ta), mean radiant temperature (Tmrt) and vapor pressure (VP) are compared with data perceived by the persons interviewed. In winter, Ta shows a significant relation to the overall weather perception (r = 0.28; p < 0.05) while the overall comfort of the participants is significantly related to perceived solar heat (r = 0.27; p < 0.5) as well as to perceived Ta (r = 0.4; p < 0.002). Quite different resulting patterns occurred for the summer campaign. None of the physical variables significantly affected the weather perception. Only the perceived Ta revealed a significant relation to the overall weather perception (r = 0.27; p < 0.002).eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.subjectthermal stresseng
dc.subjecturban public spaceseng
dc.subjecturban climateeng
dc.subjectfield studyeng
dc.subjectpsychophysics measurementseng
dc.subjectthermal comforteng
dc.subject.ddc910 Geografie, Reisen
dc.titleThe impact of human-biometeorological factors on perceived thermal comfort in urban public places
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/18833-9
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/18162
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
local.edoc.container-titleMeteorologische Zeitschrift
local.edoc.pages14
local.edoc.anmerkungDie Zweitveröffentlichung der Publikation wurde durch Studierende des Projektseminars "Open Access Publizieren an der HU" im Sommersemester 2017 betreut. Nachgenutzt gemäß den CC-Bestimmungen des Lizenzgebers bzw. einer im Dokument selbst enthaltenen CC-Lizenz.
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameSchweizerbart Science Publishers
local.edoc.container-volume25
local.edoc.container-issue4
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed

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