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Sustainability 2019, 11(6), 1572;

The Effects of Microclimate Parameters on Outdoor Thermal Sensation in Severe Cold Cities

Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
College of Urban and Rural Construction, Shanxi Agricultural University, Jinzhong 030801, China
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Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 15 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Sustainable Built Environment)
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This study investigated the outdoor thermal sensation characteristics in severe cold cities, and the effects of four microclimate parameters on outdoor thermal sensation. A one-year investigation of public spaces in Harbin, China, as an example of a severe cold city, was carried out. Volunteers were randomly invited to fill out a microclimate perception questionnaire, and the real-time microclimate data were measured and recorded at the same time on site. The relationship between the outdoor actual thermal sensation and the perception of microclimate parameters was analyzed quantitatively. The results showed that the effect of microclimate parameters on the actual thermal sensation was very significant. The actual thermal sensation varies greatly from the seasons. People feel the most comfortable in the transition season. Among the four parameters, temperature has the greatest effect on ATSV in cold season and severe cold season, solar radiation has the greatest effect on ATSV in transition season and hot season. In the severe cold season and hot season, the wind speed also has a significant effect on ATSV. View Full-Text
Keywords: microclimate; thermal sensation; severe cold cities microclimate; thermal sensation; severe cold cities

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Lu, M.; Hou, T.; Fu, J.; Wei, Y. The Effects of Microclimate Parameters on Outdoor Thermal Sensation in Severe Cold Cities. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1572.

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