Ethiopia Towns - Tourism Climate Index

Published: 20 May 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vt98xjkzvv.1
Zubairul Islam


This dataset was developed using Mieczkowski’s (1985) ‘tourism climate index’ (TCI) . Seven climatic variables based on monthly means were integrated into the TCI. These climatic variables are maximum daily temperature, minimum daily relative humidity, daily average temperature, daily relative humidity, total precipitation, hours of the sunshine per day and wind speed. Furthermore, all of the climate variables were combined into five sub-indices as Daytime comfort (CID), Daily comfort (CIA), Precipitation (P), The Sunshine (S) and Wind (W). Climate data for 112 weather stations was used to create the images with Inverse distance weighted techniques. Finally, the data of each climate variable was classified using conditional statements following TCI’s Rating Scheme.