BIOCLIMATIC REGIONALIZATION OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL: A STUDY OF HUMAN THERMAL COMFORT IN REGIONAL AND SUB-REGIONAL CLIMATIC SCALE

João Paulo Assis Gobo, Emerson Galvani, Cassio Arthur Wollmann

Abstract


This study concerns in to evaluate the thermal comfort for the Rio Grande do Sul, from a zoning of human thermal comfort for the establishment of a climate regionalization for the State. So, meteorological data such as air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed were collected for a period of 30 years (1981-2010) and they were analyzed, also settling the definition of three pattern-years to a more precise analysis. The data collected were subjected to the calculation of thermal comfort indices of Effective Temperature with wind (VTE) and Resultant Temperature (TE), which were spatially and generated zoning of thermal comfort for the study area. The results showed climate regions more suitable for human thermal comfort influenced by regional atmospheric dynamics, as well as the physical attributes of these areas during the four seasons.

Keywords


Regiões Climáticas; Zoneamento; Dinâmica Atmosférica



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X16773

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