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CLITURMED: study of the climate potential for tourism

Status:
Finalized
Solution:
Meteoclim
Client:
Research and Development Center for Tourism of the Balearic Islands
Dates:
2011
Location:
Spain

A direct relationship exists between the meteorological conditions and the suitability of carrying out a tourist activity. An extrapolation of said relationship over a time scale enables us to assess how said climate indicators vary and, accordingly, how a certain activity may be affected by climate change.

Said project was developed in two parts. On the one hand, an individualised study was carried out regarding the climate indicators of 8 tourist activities, namely golf, hiking, cycling, sailboat and motorboat activities, football, cultural tourism and sun and beach.

By means of the use of regional climate models, a study was carried out regarding the trends of said indicators throughout the 21st Century for the Mediterranean Sea.

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