Volume 20, Issue 3-1, September 2016
DETAILED BIOCLIMATE ANALYSIS OF BANJA KOVILJAČA (SERBIA)
Authors: Goran Stojićević, Biljana Basarin, Tin Lukić
Abstract: The study presents the results of detailed bioclimatological analysis of Banja Koviljača. For the evaluation of bioclimate conditions signifcant for human health and activities, more than 100 indices have been developed. Indices based on human energy balance are proven to be the best for the evaluation of human thermal comfort. This paper analyses the variations and trends of the PET (Physiologically Equivalent Temperature) for Loznica meteorological station during the period 1961-2014. The ﬂuctuations are analyzed for all seasons and annual values. In order to gain better insight into the variations of PET, seasonal and annual values of air temperature (Ta), relative humidity (RH), wind speed (v) and cloud cover (CC) were investigated. Trends in the annual and seasonal time series were determined using Mann Kendal trend test. Additionally, trends in bioclimatological extremes were determined. The results indicated that statistically signifcant increasing trends in annual and seasonal values of PET exist and that in the future the change in tourism season and recreation potential could change. The increase of these values could be connected to the increase in Ta, decrease in RH, v and CC.
Keywords: bioclimate, PET, Banja Koviljača, trend, Serbia
Article info: 127-135
Received: January 21, 2016 | Revised: May 15, 2016 | Accepted: September 12, 2016