Research on the influence of abrupt climate changes on the analysis of typical meteorological year in China

Fan, Xinying, Chen, Bin, Fu, Changfeng ORCID: and Li, Lingyun (2020) Research on the influence of abrupt climate changes on the analysis of typical meteorological year in China. Energies, 13 (24). p. 6531.

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The conventional, typical meteorological year (TMY) based on continuous-year original meteorological records without considering abrupt climate changes (ACC) may not be able to represent a real “typical” climate properly. Consequently, building performance analyses and simulations based on TMY may be not accurate. Current research rarely tackles this issue in TMY development. This paper presents an innovative TMY development with the consideration of ACC in the original meteorological records. It is based on the Chinese standard weather database method (CSWD) with the meteorological records of six Chinese cities in different climate zones. It applies the Moving t-test method to identify and exclude ACC points and to refine the timescales for TMY development. It also depicts the development of individual typical meteorological months again with the ACC impact to improve the accuracy of TMY. The method has been verified in several building energy consumption and thermal comfort analyses. The results demonstrate that the analysis based on the new TMY climate datasets when considering ACC will end up with less energy consumption and better thermal performance compared to the analyses based on the conversion dataset without considering ACC. This experimental research will refine TMY development, and further improve building energy performance analysis and design.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.3390/en13246531
Additional Information: This study was supported by National Science Technology Major Project of China during the 13th Five-year Plan Period, grant number 2018YFD1100701; National Natural Science Foundation of China,grant number 51978121.
Keywords: abrupt climate change; typical meteorological year; typical meteorological month; meteorological records; building energy performance analysis
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
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Depositing User: Charlie Fu
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 16:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04


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