A Review on the Method of Field Measurement at Fixed Points for Outdoor Thermal Environment

  • Xiaoqing Zhou
  • Yaru Xu
  • Li LiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Field measurement is a major method for studying issues related to the outdoor thermal environment. Through accurate acquisition and objective analysis of the measured data, the rule of dynamic physical parameters can be obtained. This paper analyzes the outdoor thermal environment researches carried out in China and overseas in recent years and puts the emphasis on field measurement at fixed points. Conclusions include a summary of three types of arrangement methods of measuring points based on multi-variable control method, pre-analysis method and lumped parameter method. Besides, two types of ways to improve the reliability of measurement results are also given. Finally, relevant suggestions for the future standardization for measuring methods of outdoor thermal environment are put forward.


Outdoor thermal environment Field measurement Thermal environment measurement standard 



The project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51708137 and 51778154) and Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangzhou City (No. 201904010251).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Green Building Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Building Energy Efficiency and Application Technologies, Guangzhou UniversityGuangdongChina
  2. 2.College of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou UniversityGuangdongChina
  3. 3.College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Guangzhou UniversityGuangdongChina

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