Geographia Polonica (2021) vol. 94, iss. 2

UTCI as the NWP model ALADIN (CHMI) output – first experiences

Martin Novak

Geographia Polonica (2021) vol. 94, iss. 2, pp. 237-249 | Full text

The article includes a summary of basic information about the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) calculation by the numerical weather prediction (NWP) model ALADIN of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI). Examples of operational outputs for weather forecasters in the CHMI are shown in the first part of this work. The second part includes results of a comparison of computed UTCI values by ALADIN for selected place with UTCI values computed from real measured meteorological data from the same place.

Keywords: numerical weather prediction, UTCI, human biometeorology, thermal comfort/discomfort, weather station, biometeorological forecast

Martin Novak [], Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Kočkovská 18, 400 11 Ústí nad Labem: Czech Republic