1. Mehmet Cetin, Kastamonu University, Turkey
People experience nominal temperature, precipitation, and humidity, and in certain ranges of environmental conditions, such as wind, they feel healthy and dynamic. In the appropriate range for the people of these values, it is called biocomfort. When biocomfort will be in the range of fair value, people in the area would become bothered and want to get away from the area. Hence, biocomfort areas used for tourism are important.
In this study, biocomfort is examined by mapping the Karabuk, and thus, this study aims to build pad similar studies in urban or forest areas with similar structures. To this end, the climatic data of Karabuk are obtained; based on the equivalent temperature from the physiological index, biocomfort maps are prepared. To determine the structure of the biocomfort field, climatic data are collected from meteorological stations. The obtained data are evaluated using the RayMan 1.2 program, and geographic information system is used to produce a thermal perception map with the help of a software. As a result, the most appropriate time and area for outdoor recreation activities are identified by thermal perception maps.