Tourism climate and thermal comfort in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Tzu Ping Lin, Andreas Matzarakis

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Abstract

Bioclimate conditions at Sun Moon Lake, one of Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations, are presented. Existing tourism-related climate is typically based on mean monthly conditions of air temperature and precipitation and excludes the thermal perception of tourists. This study presents a relatively more detailed analysis of tourism climate by using a modified thermal comfort range for both Taiwan and Western/Middle European conditions, presented by frequency analysis of 10-day intervals. Furthermore, an integrated approach (climate tourism information scheme) is applied to present the frequencies of each facet under particular criteria for each 10-day interval, generating a time-series of climate data with temporal resolution for tourists and tourism authorities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of biometeorology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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