Analysis of typical meteorological years in different climates of China

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-668
Journal / PublicationEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


Typical meteorological years (TMYs) for 60 cities in the five major climatic zones (severe cold, cold, hot summer and cold winter, hot summer and warm winter, mild) in China were investigated. Long term (1971-2000) measured weather data such as dry bulb and dew point temperatures, wind speed and global solar radiation were gathered and analysed. A total of seven climatic indices were used to select the 12 typical meteorological months (TMMs) that made up the TMY for each city. In general, the cumulative distribution functions of the TMMs selected tended to follow their long term counterparts quite well. There was no persistent trend in any particular years being more representative than the others, though 1978 and 1982 tended to be picked most often. This paper presents the work and its findings. Future work on the assessment of TMYs in building energy simulation is also discussed. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Building energy efficiency, China, Climatic zones, Typical meteorological years

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