Even at the same temperature, different solar radition and wind velocity can lead to different thermal sensations. The thermal comfort indices, such like UTCI, Out_SET*, give a good indication of the overall effect of several factors in a single value. On the other hand, it is difficult to know which factors affect the sensation and to what extent. We have developed and examined indices that allow us to do both.

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