HEAT 2020


The first Russian system for predicting heat risks for urban residents. Our experimental technology, based on modeling the thermal balance of the human body in various meteorological situations, allows us to identify “heat waves” and indicate the most dangerous periods.

According to international practice, the most reliable indicator for assessing human thermal comfort is Physiologically Equivalent Temperature (PET). PET is an indicator of how the weather or thermal stress affect the human body.

We calculate daily heat stress statistics for the past day and assess the most likely heat situation for the next day. The global forecast of the GFS model provides sufficient accuracy for calculating heat stress characteristics for the human body.

Heat 2020 webpage

Implementation sphere

  • Assessing a heat stress for the human body (estimated effect of hot weather on well-being)
  • Detecting the most dangerous time periods of the influence of "heat waves"
  • Detecting thermal comfort conditions and time periods ("in the sun", "in the shade", during jogging)

Implementation cases

  • Thermal comfort conditions in 32 largest Russian cities
  • Thermal comfort conditions during jogging in 32 largest Russian cities
  • Thermal comfort conditions "in the sun"/ "in the shade" in Moscow and Tomsk