Climate Change Research ›› 2020, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (3): 316-324.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2019.167

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The impact of climate change on human comfort in the Siming Mountains in Ningbo, China

He-Lou HUANG1,Xu-Kai ZOU2,Ye-Yi DING1(),Xian-Yan CHEN2,Ying SHI2,Feng-Jin XIAO2   

  1. 1 Ningbo Meteorological Bureau, Ningbo 315012, China
    2 National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2019-07-16 Revised:2019-09-16 Online:2020-05-30 Published:2020-06-15
  • Contact: Ye-Yi DING


Based on daily and hourly monitoring data of meteorological elements in the region of the Siming Mountains in Ningbo city, its climatic conditions were analyzed, and its ecoclimatic advantages were evaluated using comfort index of human body. The results indicate that from 1961 to 2017, the temperature in the region has continued to rise, the precipitation has increased, the daily peak of which has been concentrating at 16-18 o’clock without any significant change, the number of small wind days has grown, and the number of climatically comfortable days has increased considerably. Besides, the results also show that temperature is the main contributor to human comfort in the Siming Mountains, followed by relative humidity and wind velocity. In spring and autumn, there is a large number of comfortable days, with warm climate and the characteristic of sunny day and rainy night; in cool summer, it is an ideal summer resort. The annual comfort hour in the high altitude area is similar to that in the plain area, but the seasonal differences are obvious. The high altitude area is more comfortable in the summer, while the plain area is better in the rest of the year. In addition, according to the results of regional climate models, the temperature in the Siming Mountains tends to continue to increase, as well as the precipitation and the number of extreme high temperature events, while the number of extreme low temperature events is prone to decrease, combined with declined climatically comfortable days and significantly less of that in the summer but more of that in spring and autumn.

Key words: The Siming Mountains, Climate changes, Ecological environment, Human comfort

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