This section provides example Thermal Zones and Thermal Moisture Zones background and images.
Thermal Moisture Zones¶
Below is an example of using the Zones API endpoint to create four-year rolling Thermal Zones and Thermal Moisture Zones Climatologies. A four-year rolling Climatologies means for a representative year, for example 1984, the computation includes the years 1981 though 1984; For 1985 the computation includes the years 1982 though 1985. The images in the videos below are derived from 0.5° x 0.625° MERRA-2 temperature and precipitation data from 1981-2019. The Thermal Zones and Thermal Moisture Zones color palettes follow ASNI/ASHRAE Standard 169-2020.
Conterminous United States Video¶
Roth, M. 2021. "Updating Climatic Design Information for the 2021 ASHRAE Handbook, Standard 169, and the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering." ASHRAE Research Report 1847-RP. Klimaat Consulting & Innovation Inc.