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Title:

The evaluation of biothermal conditions for various forms of climatic therapy based on UTCI adjusted for activity

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 94 No. 2 (2021)

Creator:

Lindner-Cendrowska, Katarzyna : Autor ORCID ; Bröde, Peter : Autor ORCID

Affiliation:

Lindner-Cendrowska, Katarzyna : Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences ; Bröde, Peter : Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2021

Description:

24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

UTCI ; thermal comfort ; metabolic heat production ; climatic therapy ; health resorts

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to assess biothermal conditions in the selected Polish health resorts for specific forms of climatic therapy. We calculated Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) for ten-year period (2008- 2017) and then added adjustment terms, taking into account changes in metabolic rates during various physical activities from resting to vigorous exercise. The adjusted UTCI values increased with rising activity, implying that warmer parts of the year were unsuitable for intensive forms of climatotherapy. These results demonstrate that the UTCI adjustment procedure provides well-balanced assessments of bioclimatic conditions for the purpose of climatic treatment considering the level of activity.

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Geographia Polonica

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