The monthly High spatial resolution human Thermal Index Collection (HiTIC-Monthly) includes near-surface air temperature (SAT) and 11 commonly used human-perceived temperature indices: indoor Apparent Temperature (ATin), outdoor shaded Apparent Temperature (ATout), Discomfort Index (DI), Effective Temperature (ET), Heat Index (HI), Humidex (HMI), Modified Discomfort Index (MDI), Net Effective Temperature (NET), simplified Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (sWBGT), Wet-Bulb Temperature (WBT), and Wind Chill Temperature (WCT). This dataset has a high spatial resolution of 1 km × 1 km and covers mainland China from January 2003 to December 2020. The overall R-square, root mean square error, and mean absolute error of the 12 thermal indices in the HiTIC dataset are 0.996, 0.693°C, and 0.512°C, respectively. It is stacked by year, and each stack is composed of 12 monthly images in the NetCDF format. The unit of the dataset is 0.01 degree Celsius (°C), and the values are stored in an integer type (Int16) for saving storage space, and need to be divided by 100 to get the values in degree Celcius when in use. The projection coordinate system of the dataset is Albers Equal Area Conic Projection. The naming rule and other detailed information can be found in “README.pdf”.
If you have any questions when using the HiTIC-Monthly dataset, please feel free to contact Miss Hui Zhang via firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Ming Luo via email@example.com, or Dr. Yongquan Zhao via firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the procedure of producing the HiTIC-Monthly dataset and its accuracy assessment can be found in:
Zhang H., Luo M., Zhao Y., et al., 2022. HiTIC-Monthly: A Monthly High Spatial Resolution (1 km) Human Thermal Index Collection over China during 2003–2020. Earth System Science Data (submitted for consideration for publication). https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-257