ASSESSMENT OF BIOTHERMAL CONDITIONS FOR URBAN TOURISM IN THE SELECTED EUROPEAN CITIES

Katarzyna LINDNER-CENDROWSKA

Abstract


Urban tourism has become very popular in the last years, so the crucial problem in bioclimatology is to elaborate proper methods for evaluation of climatic conditions in the cities, which are popular tourist destinations. This paper presents results of the assessment of biothermal conditions in Madrid, Stockholm and Warsaw. For this purpose biometeorological indices (PST and UTCI) based on human heat budget models as well as tourism climatic index TCI were used. The calendars of bioclimates’ suitability for urban tourism in these cities were designed using WSI index. Applied research tools were appraised and recommendations for future evaluations of climate in terms of urban tourism were given.

 


Keywords


urban tourism, thermal stress, human heat balance

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15551/scigeo.v60i1.301

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