As a kind of time scale to the assessment of travel climate comfort degree, travel climate comfortable period (TCCP) is of signiﬁ cance to tourism development, such as architectural design of the tourism scenic spot, health of the tourists, and regional tourism development strategy under climate inﬂ uence etc. Most of studies on TCCP generally took month- scale as the time granularity, which was too long to precisely chart the intra- or inter- regional differences. TCCP spatial and temporal characteristics of Northeast China from 1981 to 2010 in day-scale are described. Based on the daily meteorological data from 98 basic weather stations in Northeast China, including Heilongjiang province, Jilin province, and Liaoning province, this paper made use of Temperature Humidity Index and Wind Chill Index, and built the compound model based on them to assess the climate comfortableness of this area in the past 30 years since the 1980s. This study indicates the average annual and seasonal TCCP and its spatial patterns in Northeast China. The research results can provide the basic cognition and important reference of the travel health guarantee and climate environmental adaption for the tourism development in this area.
travel climate comfortable period; Northeast China; Temperature Humidity Index; Wind Chill Index; tourism development
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