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Dialog: Select Climate File (from map)

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Those locations for which climate files are supplied with WUFI and some predefined locations for which climate files are available from other sources can be selected from this dialog's maps with a simple mouse click.
To select climate files created by yourself or acquired otherwise, please use the option "Select user-defined file".

You may zoom into the maps by dragging open a zoom frame from upper left to lower right at the desired location. You may pan a zoomed map with the right mouse button held down. You may zoom out by dragging open a zoom frame from lower right to upper left.


Select the desired map. Currently Europe, North America and Japan are available.


This drop-down list contains all the locations on the map in alphabetic sequence and offers an alternative way of selecting a location.

"Climate file",

If several files are available for a location (e.g. one warm and one cold year), you must select here the desired file.


If comments or remarks are available for the selected file, they can be displayed here.

Currently, the following climate files are supplied with WUFI:

  • Holzkirchen (1991),
  • Kassel,
  • Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck,
  • Zürich, Davos, Locarno (one 'warm' and one 'cold' year each),
  • Warsaw, Krakow, Kolbrzeg,
  • Grenoble,
  • Lisbon,
  • Espoo (in the Finnish Pro version also Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Sodankylä),
  • 12 Norwegian cities
  • 55 US-American cities (the 10%-coldest and the 10%-warmest year selected from 30 years),
  • 9 Canadian cities (some of them with one warm and one cold year)
  • 7 Japanese cities.


Version notice: only WUFI Pro has all these files; WUFI light has a few of them, depending on the language; WUFI ORNL/IBP has the North-American cities.

The Holzkirchen weather data are supplied by IBP, other data are courtesy of Mr. William Seaton, ASHRAE (USA and Canada), Dr. K. Krec, Büro für Bauphysik (Austria), Dr. Ghazi Wakili, EMPA (Switzerland), Dr. W. Haupt, Uni GH Kassel (Kassel), CSTB (Grenoble), FEUP, Uni Porto (Lisbon), VTT (Finland), NBI/NTNU (Norway), TU Lodz (Poland) and the Architectural Institute of Japan (AMeDAS data for Japan).

The colors of the available locations indicate the file format of the respective weather files. Predefined locations for which weather data can be purchased separately are initially grey. Please copy such a file into WUFI's Climate folder; on the next start WUFI will recognize the file and display the location in color.
WUFI is prepared to read the Test Reference Years from the German Weather Service DWD, both the 'old' (Blümel et al., 1986, *.TRY; not offered any more by DWD) and the 'new' files (Christoffer et al., 2004, *.DAT).
There are also 842 predefined locations for Japan (depending on the WUFI version, data for one or seven locations are included with WUFI).
See Sources for Climate Data for where to purchase such files.

The Holzkirchen climate file currently supplied with WUFI contains the measured data from 1991 which is considered typical for Holzkirchen. Future WUFI versions may come with two Hygrothermal Reference Years representing different stress situations for building components.