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Why do we use computer modelling for micro-climatic analysis?

Why do we use computer modelling for micro-climate analysis? In this video, Dr David Chapman gives some examples.
Why do we use computer modeling for climatic analysis? Tourism professionals deal with people, destinations in space, in two dimensional space, we think about where uses and human activities can be best located. For example, where with a hotel go, where we the restaurant will be located, or where would some other form of activity be located. In three dimensional space, we think about the human experience of places. Is this the right place for tourists to gather? How do the buildings around the square, for example, give a sense of comfort or enclosure? All the uses around the space relevant to visitors and tourists. What will the microclimate be like? Does the sun penetrate the space?
Is wind protection afforded or is it even needed? It is easy enough to plan a space that we imagine will be full of happy people. But whether anyone is there will depend on the quality of space and how attractive it is to people. Here, the local microclimate will make a large impact on a place’s success or failure. In week one of the course, you will learn how to make a simple computer model for climatic analysis in later weeks. Your position this geographically and then undertake some basic and simple climatic modeling.

Why do we use computer modelling for micro-climate analysis? In this video, Dr David Chapman gives some examples on how to use models to enhance quality of space and its attractiveness to people.

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