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This session “Atmospheric effects on humans” deals with the interactions between atmospheric conditions and humans beings in an interdisciplinary manner. The core question is how atmospheric conditions impact the well-being and health of humans, and how to transfer such knowledge in a widely understandable way in order to ensure the appropriate use of such kind of information. Atmospheric conditions include transient ones driven by weather patterns and long-term climatology but as well how potential climate change trends may affect these interactions.

In this context, the session will address issues concerning health, warning systems and measures in place to mitigate adverse impacts, and the models used to evaluate the heat load and cold stress on organisms. This will include the thermal component from the environment, weather sensitivity, actinic and chemical components of stress factors. Modelling studies and experimental studies on how environmental management, urban planning and design or traffic regulation can improve living conditions and decrease emissions are particularly welcome.

In addition, the session will consider the impacts of weather processes on human well-being and health. Since several methods are in use to compile bio-weather forecasts, we are looking forward to discussing such approaches and the way to convey such information to the public, but also to special target groups. Another aim is to describe ways, how climate data and information should be transferred and addressed for issues on tourism, recreation and other economic sectors.

The session will also address efforts to combine different environmental impacts on humans into one single index, as it is well known that humans react to the whole mix of atmospheric stimuli. Our aim is to improve the requested information and to look for more efficient ways of conveying the message on a regular basis in order to enable citizens to make the best use of such information in their everyday activities.

Conveners: Andreas Matzarakis, Tanja Cegnar | Co-Conveners: Fiorella Acquaotta, Sorin Cheval
| Thu, 12 Sep, 13:30–18:00|Room M1
| Attendance Fri, 13 Sep, 10:30–11:30 | Display Wed, 11 Sep, 13:30–Fri, 13 Sep, 13:30|Sports Hall

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Room M1

Chairperson: Andreas Matzarakis
13:30–13:45 |
Andreas Matzarakis and Henning Staiger
13:45–14:00 |
Oded Potchter, Pninit Cohen, and Andreas Matzarakis
14:00–14:15 |
An appraisal into the interdisciplinary integration of thermo-physiological aspects in local urban design and decision making in an era of climate change (Tromp Foundation Travel Award)
Andre Santos Nouri
14:15–14:30 |
Pninit Cohen, Limor Shashua-Bar, Josef Tanny, Shabtai Cohen, and Oded Potchter
14:30–14:45 |
Yoo-Jun Kim, Baek-Jo Kim, Yoon-Sook Shin, and Chang-Geun Park
14:45–15:00 |
Moshe Mandelmilch, Omer Ben Non, Annemarie Bäthge, Itzhak Omer, and Oded Potchter
15:15–15:30 |
Historical and projected heat-related mortality in big cities of Romania
Adina-Eliza Croitoru, David Hondula, Sabina-Andreea Scripca, Matei Georgescu, and Sorin Cheval
Coffee break
Chairperson: Sorin Cheval
16:00–16:15 |
Aleš Urban, Claudia Di Napoli, Fiorella Aquaotta, Hannah Cloke, Jan Kyselý, and Florian Pappenberger
16:15–16:30 |
Panagiotis T. Nastos, Iliana D. Polychroni, Ioannis Charalampopoulos, Aikaterini Varvaringou, and Ioannis Tsiros
16:30–16:45 |
Jan Geletic, Krystof Eben, Pavel Krc, Jaroslav Resler, Jana Radova, and Simon Jiracek
16:45–17:00 |
Mikhail Varentsov, Timofey Samsonov, Pavel Kargashin, Pavel Konstantinov, Danniel Fenner, and Fred Meier
17:15–17:30 |
Ilona Potocka, Leszek Kolendowicz, Marek Półrolniczak, and Mateusz Rogowski
17:30–17:45 |
Sorin Cheval, Alexandru Dumitrescu, and Petrișor Dobre
17:45–18:00 |
Claire Thomas, Agustín Laguarda Cirigliano, William Wandji Nyamsi, Antti Arola, Uwe Pfeifroth, Jörg Trentmann, Thierry Ranchin, and Lucien Wald

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