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Research on the Influence of Abrupt Climate Changes on the Analysis of Typical Meteorological Year in China

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School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
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The School of Computing and Engineering, The University of West London, London W5 5RF, UK
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Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
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Energies 2020, 13(24), 6531; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246531
Received: 12 November 2020 / Revised: 3 December 2020 / Accepted: 8 December 2020 / Published: 10 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section C: Energy and Environment)
The conventional typical meteorological year (TMY) based on continuous-year original meteorological records without considering abrupt climate changes (ACC) may not be able to represent a real “typical” climate properly. Consequently, building performance analyses and simulations based on TMY may be not accurate. Current research rarely tackles this issue in TMY development. This paper presents an innovative TMY development with the consideration of ACC in the original meteorological records. It is based on the Chinese standard weather database method (CSWD) with the meteorological records of six Chinese cities in different climate zones. It applies the Moving t-test method to identify and exclude ACC points and to refine the timescales for TMY development. It also depicts the development of individual typical meteorological months again with the ACC impact to improve the accuracy of TMY. The method has been verified in several building energy consumption and thermal comfort analyses. The results demonstrate that the analysis based on the new TMY climate datasets when considering ACC will end up with less energy consumption and better thermal performance compared to the analyses based on the conversion dataset without considering ACC. This experimental research will refine TMY development, and further improve building energy performance analysis and design. View Full-Text
Keywords: abrupt climate change; typical meteorological year; typical meteorological month; meteorological records; building energy performance analysis abrupt climate change; typical meteorological year; typical meteorological month; meteorological records; building energy performance analysis
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Fan, X.; Chen, B.; Fu, C.; Li, L. Research on the Influence of Abrupt Climate Changes on the Analysis of Typical Meteorological Year in China. Energies 2020, 13, 6531. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246531

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Fan X, Chen B, Fu C, Li L. Research on the Influence of Abrupt Climate Changes on the Analysis of Typical Meteorological Year in China. Energies. 2020; 13(24):6531. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246531

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Fan, Xinying, Bin Chen, Changfeng Fu, and Lingyun Li. 2020. "Research on the Influence of Abrupt Climate Changes on the Analysis of Typical Meteorological Year in China" Energies 13, no. 24: 6531. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13246531

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