Bioclimatic research of Western Siberia territory based on GIS mapping modeling

Olga G. Nevidimova, Ksenia S. Yankovich, Elena P. Yankovich

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Abstract

Bioclimatic potential of a territory characterize its atmospheric conditions as part of the environment, which is forming vital life parameters for living organisms – possibilities of vegetation and activity of living organisms, including humans. The analysis of spatial and temporal distribution of bioclimatic indicators is a key factor for their forecasting. Such task can be successfully solved with the help of modern GIS (Geographic Information System) modeling technologies. The article describes evaluation methods for major climate-forcing factors and individual meteorological variables, responsible for bioclimatic conditions on the territory of Western Siberia. Organization aspects for the creation of attributive mapping databases are described, the usage of cartographic modeling in bioclimatic studies, also functional features of GIS. Calculations for the following bioclimatic indices are presented: effective temperature, equivalent effective temperature, the Bodman index. Zones of climatic comfort levels in Western Siberia are determined, by each separate index, as well as by the aggregate of all indices, using cartographic modeling. Spatio-temporal analysis of bioclimatic indices variability is presented. A substantial spatial and temporal heterogeneity of bioclimatic conditions in Western Siberia is noted. Conclusion: Local atmospheric circulation activity and its meridional direction play the leading role in the distribution of bioclimatic indices on the studied area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-757
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2015 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 18 Jun 201524 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Bioclimatic conditions
  • Effective temperature
  • Equivalent effective temperature
  • Geoinformation cartographic modeling
  • Territory comfort level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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