Dear @chris @djordje and Ladybug team, I’d like to ask you if it’s possible to re-add in the new ladybug version component “Thermal Indices” the following indices previously available in the component “Thermal Comfort Indices”:
ASV (actual sensation vote)
ATshade (apparent temperature shade)
CWC (Canada’s Wind Chill Index)
DI (Thom Discomfort Index)
NET (Net Effective Temperature)
Out_SET* (Outdoor Standard Effective Temperature)
PHS (Predicted Heat Strain)
THI (Temperature Humidity Index)
TS (Thermal Sensation Index)
Even if some of these indices are not very used, in my paper Redirecting I described them as being part of Ladybug Tools, so it would be nice to restore them if someone is interested in using them.
Moreover, is the actual PET the classic one or the update of 2018 described in Redirecting ? If it’s the case, I strongly recommend adding the “PET classic” index to the Thermal Indices component, to allow model comparison.
Finally, it could be really amazing if other promising thermal comfort indices such as GOCI (Redirecting), STI (https://lucris.lub.lu.se/ws/portalfiles/portal/96090083/ProceedingsICEE2005.pdf#page=222), PT** (The perceived temperature – a versatile index for the assessment of the human thermal environment. Part A: scientific basics | SpringerLink) and mPET (https://www.urbanclimate.net/matzarakis/papers/15_chen.pdf ; The potential of a modified physiologically equivalent temperature (mPET) based on local thermal comfort perception in hot and humid regions | SpringerLink ) could be added as stand-alone components.
Cit. “It is therefore extremely important that software developers add in their tools as many promising indices/models as possible, to encourage researchers in using them and, therefore, to contribute to the production of new comparative studies to implement data on their suitability for application in human biometeorological studies”
Many thanks for considering this proposition!