Bioclimate of the Andaman Islands and Its Impact on the Lives of the Native and Non-native Populations of the Archipelago

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Part of the Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences book series (AGES)

Abstract

The paper discusses the characteristics of the bioclimate of the Andaman Islands using bioclimate indicators such as the universal thermal climate index (UTCI), equivalent temperature (Te), and a physiological indicator – the heart rate (HR). The research was based on daily data obtained from the meteorological station in Port Blair for the period 2005–2012. The period from March to May is the most unfavorable time in the Andaman Islands from the point of view of bioclimatology. The most mild weather conditions exist in July and August; however, these are months with very high precipitation. Climate conditions on the Andaman Islands were determined to be rather unfavorable to the non-native population.

Keywords

Negrito people Bioclimate indicators Climate determinism Andaman Islands 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of CracowKrakówPoland

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