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Applications of the Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI in Biometeorology

Latest Developments and Case Studies

Editors: Krüger, Eduardo L (Ed.)

  • The key book on outdoor thermal comfort index: UTCI (Universal Thermal Climate Index)
  • Brings readers up-to-date with the latest applications, testing and studies of the UTCI
  • Of interest to urban planners, architects, building engineers and all those interested in human wellbeing in cities
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This book introduces the UTCI (Universal Thermal Climate Index) and summarizes progress in this area. The UTCI was developed as part of the European COST Action Program and first announced to the scientific community in 2009. Since then, a decade has followed of applicability tests and research results, as well as knowledge gained from applying the UTCI in human adaptation and thermal perception. These findings are of interest to researchers in the interdisciplinary areas of biometeorology, climatology and urban planning. The book summarizes this progress, discussing the limitations found and provides pointers to future developments. It also discusses UTCI applications in the areas of human biometeorology and urban planning including possibilities of using UTCI and similar indices in climate-responsive urban planning. The book’s message is illustrated with many case studies from the real world.

Chapter 10 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Eduardo Krüger holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Petrópolis (1989), Brazil, a Master's Degree in Energy Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1993) and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (1998). Post-doctorate and sabbatical periods took place at Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (during 2005/2006) at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK (2010/2011) and at the Karslruher Institut für Technologie, KIT, Germany (2015/2016). Eduardo is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), lecturing both in the departments of Civil Construction and Architecture and Urbanism and conducting research at the Post-Graduate Program in Civil Engineering, UTFPR. Eduardo is an ad hoc consultant for several Funding Agencies in Brazil and a frequent reviewer for relevant journals from Elsevier such as Applied Energy, Building & Environment, Energy & Buildings, International Journal of Biometeorology, Science of the Total Environment, among others. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Research interests comprise indoor and outdoor thermal and luminous comfort, urban climatology, human biometeorology, climate-responsive building and urban design.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Krüger, Eduardo L.

  • Issues in UTCI Calculation from a Decade’s Experience

    Pages 13-21

    Bröde, Peter

  • Literature Review on UTCI Applications

    Pages 23-65

    Krüger, Eduardo L.

  • Sensitivity of UTCI Thermal Comfort Prediction to Personal and Situational Factors—Residual Analysis of Pedestrian Survey Data

    Pages 67-80

    Bröde, Peter (et al.)

  • Long and Short-Term Acclimatization Effects on Outdoor Thermal Perception Versus UTCI

    Pages 81-112

    Lam, Cho Kwong Charlie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of the Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI in Biometeorology
Book Subtitle
Latest Developments and Case Studies
Editors
  • Eduardo L Krüger
Series Title
Biometeorology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76716-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76716-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76715-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 228
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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