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ISRN Meteorology
Volume 2012, Article ID 720957, 9 pages
Research Article

Bioclimatological Conditions of Hrubý Jesenik: Their Relationship with Synoptical Situations

Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic

Received 7 February 2012; Accepted 25 March 2012

Academic Editors: I. Bordi, U. Kulshrestha, and P. Nastos

Copyright © 2012 Wojciech Szarek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The focus of this paper is the characteristics of bioclimatological conditions of one popular touristic region in Czech Republic. Biometeorological conditions of the region were described from the point of view of energy exchange between human body and atmospheric environment. Influences of meteorological agents on human organisms are presented by using two indices based on MENEX model. Indices illustrate the physiological strain and subjective thermal feeling of a person exposed to thermal environment. Obtained values of indices were compared to synoptical weather types. Comparisons were provided for the most uncomfortable conditions. Groups of synoptical weather types that occur when biometeorological conditions are very uncomfortable were found.