Climate Classification

Key values for room conditioning include absolute air humidity and the temperature. A division of climate zones according to temperature and rainfall or to natural and scenic aspects fails to allow clear conclusions regarding room conditioning measures. It is not possible to directly identify which measures are necessary to ensure a comfortable room climate. The climate in deserts close to the sea with its high absolute humidity is completely different from the dry continental desert climate. Neither the divisions named above nor the common climate diagrams show these differences. An extensive climate data evaluation of outdoor temperatures and absolute humidity was needed to arrive at a representative climate zone division for building climatology (Liedl, 2011)