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Old Today, 06:31 PM
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This is a climate classification based on human comfort, described by Werner H. Terjung in 1966 in his article "Physiologic Climates of the Conterminous United States: A Bioclimatic Classification Based on Man."

He envisioned that it would be useful to planners, vacationers, and military quartermasters to know what kind of clothing to prepare for which places.

I think it's pretty interesting.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2569310 (if you can get on JSTOR)
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Old Today, 09:40 PM
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From skimming the article, it looks like it's based on average daytime and nighttime heat index/wind chill conditions.
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