Transferring Climate Information for Application and Planning: The Climate-Tourism/Transfer-Information-Scheme
A new approach based on climate thresholds, the Climate-Tourism-Information-Scheme CTIS, which is appropriate for destination analysis of present climate conditions and for future climate changes is shown here. In particular, the method combines meteorological and tourism related components. All factors are included in one single information scheme in order to describe these factors in a high temporal resolution. The CTIS intends to integrate and simplify climate information for tourism. It contains detailed climate information which can be used by tourists to anticipate thermal conditions (including thermal comfort, cold stress, heat stress, cold stress and sultriness) as well as aesthetical (sunshine) and physical conditions (wind, rain) when planning their vacations. CTIS provides all-seasonally frequency classes and frequencies of extreme weather events on a 10-day or monthly time scale. The included factors and parameters are shown in terms of thresholds and frequencies. In general, the definitions of the threshold values do not necessarily correspond to universal meteorological threshold values and are adjusted to applied climatology purposes e.g. tourism, health and urban planning.
KeywordsHeat Stress Cold Stress Thermal Comfort High Temporal Resolution Extreme Weather Event
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