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World UTCI and MRT

A "new" database has been made available by the EU, from the Copernicus project (free access, login required).

UTCI and T_{MRT} , August 31st, 2018


This dataset provides a complete historical reconstruction of the UTCI (Universal Thermal Confort Index, a thermal comfort index as well as the MRT (Mean Radiant Temperature, essential for the thermal comfort) depuis 1979 jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Ces paramètres sont calculés par le modèle ERA5-HEAT (Human thErmAl comforT). Il s’appuie sur des réanalyses d’observations planétaires  qui permettent d’avoir une description cohérente et complète du climat à la surface de la terre, ainsi que de son évolution.


Technical data:

Data typeGridded
Horizontal coverageGlobal except for Antarctica (90N-60S, 180W-180E)
Horizontal resolution0.25° x 0.25°
Vertical resolutionSurface level
Temporal coverage1979-01-01 to near real time for the most recent version.
Temporal resolutionHourly data
File formatNetCDF
ConventionsClimate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention v1.6
VersionsUTCI v1.0
Update frequencyIntermediate dataset updated daily in near real time, Consolidated dataset monthly updates with 2-3 month delay behind real time.