Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) and Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index data from the Gothenburg half marathon.

SND-ID: 2020-28

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sofia Thorsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

David Rayner - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Gunnar Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences

Fredrik Lindberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Eric Carlström - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health Sciences orcid

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Description

Aim: To identify the thermal index that best predicts exertional heat incidence risk during a city half-marathon.

Data: Eight years (2010-2017) of meteorological and ambulance transport data, including medical records, from Gothenburg’s half-marathon were used to analyze associations between WBGT, PET and UTCI and the rates of ambulance-required assistances (ARAs) and collapses.

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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Swedish Ethical Review Authority - Ref. Ethical consent was secured from the Regional Ethics Committee in Gothenburg (Ref. 003–17).

Method

Time period(s) investigated

2010–2017

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Publications

Thorsson, S., Rayner, D., Palm, G., Lindberg, F., Carlström, E., Börjesson, M., Nilson, F., Khorram-Manesh, A., & Holmer, B. (2020). Is Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) a superior screening tool for heat stress risk than Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index? Eight years of data from the Gothenburg half marathon. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100632
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100632

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Dataset
Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) and Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index data from the Gothenburg half marathon.

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Description

Meteorological data consisted of hourly averages of air temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, mean sea-level pressure, and incoming shortwave radiation.
Thermal comfort indices are wet bulb globe temperature index (WBGT), Physiological equivalent temperature index (PET), and Universal thermal comfort index (UTCI).

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Citation

Sofia Thorsson, David Rayner, Gunnar Palm, Fredrik Lindberg, Eric Carlström, Mats Börjesson, Finn Nilson, Amir Khorram-Manesh, Björn Holmer. University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences (2020). <em>Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) and Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index data from the Gothenburg half marathon.</em> Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/aw3p-1424">https://doi.org/10.5878/aw3p-1424</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sofia Thorsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

David Rayner - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Gunnar Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences

Fredrik Lindberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

Eric Carlström - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health Sciences orcid

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Time period(s) investigated

2010–2017

Data collection

  • Description of the mode of collection: Meteorological station data
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2010–2017
  • Temporal resolution: 1 hour
  • Spatial resolution: scale point

Variables

13

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Published: 2020-10-12