Analysis of variable-base heating and cooling degree-days for Turkey

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Buyukalaca O. , BULUT H., YILMAZ T.

APPLIED ENERGY, vol.69, no.4, pp.269-283, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0306-2619(01)00017-4
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-283


The degree-day method is one of the well-known and the simplest methods used in the Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning industry to estimate heating and cooling energy requirements. In this study, the heating and cooling degree-days for Turkey are determined by using long-term recent measured data. Five different base temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degreesC are chosen in the calculation of heating degree-days. In the case of cooling degree-days, 6 different base temperatures in the range 18 to 28 degreesC are used. Yearly heating and cooling degree-days are given both in tabular form and as counter maps for all the provinces of Turkey (78 weather stations). (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.