Deriving the operational procedure for the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)

@article{Brde2011DerivingTO,
  title={Deriving the operational procedure for the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)},
  author={Peter Br{\"o}de and Dusan Fiala and Krzysztof Błażejczyk and Ingvar Holm{\'e}r and Gerd Jendritzky and Bernhard Kampmann and Birger Tinz and George Havenith},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={481-494}
}
The Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) aimed for a one-dimensional quantity adequately reflecting the human physiological reaction to the multi-dimensionally defined actual outdoor thermal environment. The human reaction was simulated by the UTCI-Fiala multi-node model of human thermoregulation, which was integrated with an adaptive clothing model. Following the concept of an equivalent temperature, UTCI for a given combination of wind speed, radiation, humidity and air temperature was… Expand
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