Holiday Climate Index in Some Mountainous Regions of Georgia

Authors

  • Avtandil G. Amiranashvili
  • Liana G. Kartvelishvili
  • Nato B. Kutaladze
  • Lia D. Megrelidze
  • Marika R. Tatishvili

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48614/ggs2420213327

Keywords:

: Bioclimate, Tourism Climate Index, Holiday Climate Index

Abstract

The long-term monthly average values of Holiday Climate Index (HCI) for 13 mountainous locations of Georgia (Bakhmaro, Bakuriani, Borjomi, Goderdzi, Gudauri, Khaishi, Khulo, Lentekhi, Mestia, Pasanauri, Shovi, Stepantsminda, Tianeti) are presented in the article. Detailed analysis of the monthly, seasonal and annual HCIs values over the 60-year period (1956-2015) are carried out.  Comparison of HCI and Tourism Climate Index (TCI) monthly values for three locations (Goderdzi, Khulo and Mestia) based on data from 1961 to 2010 are carried out. The variability of the HCI in 1986-2015 compared to 1956-1985 was studied, and the trends of the HCI in 1956-2015 were also investigated. Using Mestia as an example, the expected changes in monthly, seasonal and annual HCI values for 2041-2070 and 2071-2100 year periods has neen assested.

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2021-12-30

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Amiranashvili, A. G. ., Kartvelishvili, L. G. ., Kutaladze, N. B. ., Megrelidze, L. D. ., & Tatishvili , M. R. . (2021). Holiday Climate Index in Some Mountainous Regions of Georgia. JOURNAL OF THE GEORGIAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.48614/ggs2420213327