Cold stress in Canada. A human climatic classification

Auliciems A. and de Freitas C.R. (1976) Cold stress in Canada. A human climatic classification. International Journal of Biometeorology, 20 4: 287-294. doi:10.1007/BF01553585


Author Auliciems A.
de Freitas C.R.
Title Cold stress in Canada. A human climatic classification
Journal name International Journal of Biometeorology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7128
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01553585
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 287
End page 294
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2737 Physiology (medical)
2304 Environmental Chemistry
2300 Environmental Science
1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1314 Physiology
1304 Biophysics
Abstract The study presents a climatic classification based on energy exchanges between man and the surrounding atmosphere. Variables that affect man's heat balance are included in a scheme that produces a single value describing the insulation requirements for maintenance of thermal equilibrium in familiar terms. The approach allows for the interpretation of a computed clo value, derived from standard meteorological data, as a unitary index of the body-environment energy flux. Hourly values were computed using data from 77 meteorological stations across Canada for the months September to April for a 10 year period. Seasonal maps are presented illustrating a marked zonal character and the thermal conditions both for "day-time" and "night-time" hours. The scheme enables classification of climates in quantitative terms with meaningful implications as regards man's behavioural response to climate.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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