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Visualization of Climate Factors for Sports Events and Activities–The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Research Centre Human Biometeorology, Deutscher Wetterdienst, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
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Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Werthmannstr. 10, D-79085 Freiburg, Germany
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Health & Science Department, IAAF. 6-8, Quai Antoine 1er, BP 359, MC 98000 Monaco Cedex
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LAMHESS, Université Côte d’Azur, 06205 Nice, France
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Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico”, 00100 Rome, Italy
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Atmosphere 2019, 10(10), 572; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10100572
Received: 31 July 2019 / Revised: 9 September 2019 / Accepted: 14 September 2019 / Published: 23 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Biometeorology)
Detailed climate information in an easily interpretable form is demanded by the general public, as well as by decision-makers on different planning levels. One example is the group of planners in the field of sports and tourism. A promising approach is the visualization of climate thresholds in a Climate-Tourism/Transfer-Information Scheme (CTIS) for the prevailing local climate conditions. The presented approach is adaptable to specific destinations and target activities and integrates meteorological, as well as recreational, touristic and specific activity-related parameters and thresholds. All parameters are simplified in terms of factors and combined in one individual graph, the CTIS diagram. The detailed information on local climate can be applied by non-experts like tourists intending to attend a sports event. They are able to prepare for different aspects of the local climate by, e.g., selecting appropriate clothing when planning their stay. The example of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is presented and discussed. Results show that heat stress together with sultriness is likely to occur during the scheduled time of the Olympics, while cold stress will most probably not be relevant. View Full-Text
Keywords: sport events; climate and recreation; thermal indices; CTIS; RayMan; Olympic Games; Tokyo sport events; climate and recreation; thermal indices; CTIS; RayMan; Olympic Games; Tokyo
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Matzarakis, A.; Fröhlich, D.; Bermon, S.; Adami, P.E. Visualization of Climate Factors for Sports Events and Activities–The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Atmosphere 2019, 10, 572.

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