Planning for spectator thermal comfort and health in the face of extreme heat : the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathons / Jennifer K. Vanos... [et al.]

Vanos, Jennifer K.

The 2020 Olympic Games marathon will be run through the streets of Tokyo on the mornings of August 2nd and 9th, a time of year that is typically hot, sunny, and humid. The current research establishes a baseline of microclimate conditions and scenarios to estimate the projected thermal comfort along the marathon course for spectators. The modeling and spatial information can aid in preparing for and mitigating heat stress during the Olympics. Potential solutions can be implemented in collaboration with local organizers and government. This ‘research through design’ strategy can aid in preparing for and mitigating heat illness during the Olympics.

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