Profiling and characterisation of key weather variables and their implication on building design

Guan, Li-Shan (2007) Profiling and characterisation of key weather variables and their implication on building design. In Coulson, J., Schwede, D., & Tucker, R. (Eds.) ANZAScA 2007 - Architectural Science Association 41st Annual Conference, Deakin University, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 109-116.


Local climate is a critical element in the design of buildings. In this paper, ten years of historical weather data in Australia's all eight capital cities are analyzed to characterize the variation profiles of climatic variables. The method of descriptive statistics is employed. Either the pattern of cumulative distribution and/or the profile of percentage distribution are used to graphically illustrate the similarity and difference between different study locations. It is found that although the weather variables vary with different locations, except for the extreme parts, there is often a good, nearly linear relation between weather variable and its cumulative percentage for the majority of middle part. The implication of these extreme parts and the slopes of the middle parts on building design is also discussed.

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ID Code: 49440
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: weather variables, multiple year weather data, building design
ISBN: 9780958192538
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2012 02:59
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 02:59

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