Keyword: George Laurentiu MERCIU

Recent migration dynamics in Reşita city and its area of influence

George-Laurenţiu MERCIU

The main goal of the work is to analyze the dynamics of migration in the Resita city and its area of influence. The need for this study is relevant in the context of the current development of the case study area, marked by economic changes that have brought about effects in the demographic, social and cultural fields as well. The case study selected is a geographic area with a relatively large spatial extension, where the historical and political factors visibly marked socio-cultural aspects of human habitation. Resita’s industrial past left marks on the current economic landscape because of the fact that, although the industrial nature has remained dominant, nevertheless, influenced by economic reorganization, it has required an apparent downsizing, from the point of view of both production and workforce. The economic and social evolution of the Resita city influences also the rural space located in its area of influence. This situation was reflected in a decline of the migration of workforce drawn by Resita from the surrounding area.

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Analysis of bioclimatic indicators in white dominant area. Case study: the Northern sector of the Parang mountains

George Laurentiu MERCIU

Abstract: The main purpose of the study is to analyze the variability of certain bioclimatic indicators (the Winter Scharlau Index, the Summer Scharlau index, the Relative Strain Index-RSI, the Wind Chill index) in order to identify the degree of comfort felt by tourists in the white dominant area on the northern side of the Parâng Mountains. The necessity for this study is apparent in the context of the development of mountain tourism and that of winter sports tourism in the Parâng mountain resort in particular. The relevance of the results is also due to the analysis of the climatic parameters (temperature, relative humidity, wind) at two different moments in time during the tourist seasons (winter and summer). The Parâng Mountains feature a large area that favors skiing, which accounted for the tourist refurbishment of the white dominant area in the northern sector as early as 1960-1970. The typical features of the natural landscape and tourist accommodation facilities created in the Parâng mountain resort justify the heavy inflow of tourists from numerous regions in Romania in wintertime..

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