universal_thermal_comfort_index

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Created: Feb. 5, 2024
Proposer: Jonathan Gregory & Lars Barring
Proposed Date: 2024-01-10
#270
Change Date: Feb. 5, 2024, 4:29 p.m.
Term: universal_thermal_comfort_index
Unit: degree_C
Unit ref: UPAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) is an equivalent temperature of the actual thermal condition. Reference: utci.org. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same dynamic physiological response in a human body considering its energy budget, physiology and clothing adaptation.
Change Date: Feb. 5, 2024, 4:42 p.m.
Term: universal_thermal_comfort_index
Unit: degree_C
Unit ref: UPAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) is an equivalent temperature of the actual thermal condition. Reference: utci.org. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same dynamic physiological response in a human body considering its energy budget, physiology and clothing adaptation. It is strongly recommended to include a units_metadata attribute.
Change Date: Feb. 9, 2024, 3:32 p.m.
Term: universal_thermal_comfort_index
Unit: degree_C
Unit ref: UPAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) is an equivalent temperature of the actual thermal condition. Reference: utci.org. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same dynamic physiological response in a human body considering its energy budget, physiology and clothing adaptation. In order to convert the units correctly, it is essential to know whether a temperature is on-scale or a difference. Therefore this standard strongly recommends that any variable whose units involve a temperature unit should also have a units_metadata attribute to make the distinction. It is strongly recommended to include the attribute units_metadata.
Change Date: Feb. 23, 2024, 4:15 p.m.
Term: universal_thermal_comfort_index
Unit: degree_C
Unit ref: UPAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) is an equivalent temperature of the actual thermal condition. Reference: utci.org. It is the air temperature of a reference condition causing the same dynamic physiological response in a human body considering its energy budget, physiology and clothing adaptation. It is strongly recommended that a variable with this standard name should have a units_metadata attribute, with one of the values "on-scale" or "difference", whichever is appropriate for the data, because it is essential to know whether the temperature is on-scale (meaning relative to the origin of the scale indicated by the units) or refers to temperature differences (implying that the origin of the temperature scale is irrevelant), in order to convert the units correctly (cf. https://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/cf-conventions.html#temperature-units).