Climatic zonation of forest comforts ecotourism in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province (Case Study: Monj customary unit)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc. Dept of Forestry, University of Tehran Karaj, Shahid Chamran Blvd , Faculty of Natural Resources

2 Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, I.R. Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences, University of Shahrekord, Shahrekord, I.R. Iran

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Climatic conditions has an important factor in regarding tourism planning. Tourists are looking for a favorable climates (i.e. comfort climate) where people feel neither dissatisfied of climatic discomfort. The most suitable time to have recreation is when climatic indicators reach the levels of comforts and satisfactions of the human beings. In this current investigations, by considering the climatic information of touring destinations that it’s so important in suitable sitation regarding climatic conditions in Monj customary unit, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Then a recreational suitability map from a climatic point of view was provided. In this investigation the environmental cooling power index, (i.e. Baker’s index) was calculated by using the average monthly temperature and by measuring wind speed. The measurement of wind speed in Lordegan meteorological station was examined by considering the nearest station to the case study. The results of current investigation indicated that the highest temperatures belong to July and August and January and February have the lowest temperatures. Also, the amount of Baker’s index regarding bioclimatic conditions ranges from 10 to 20 in April, October, November, December, and March and have a suitable natural condition too. Also, the highest suitability is in the elevation ranges consisting of 1894-2094, 2294-2494, and 2494-2694. In all of the three elevation ranges, 9 months of the current year have a natural suitable bioclimatic conditions in the case study. It is based on this investigation, eight months of the current year have the highest recreational suitability comprising 3065.90 hectares and 64.4 percentage of the case study region.


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