Accession Number : AD0716389

Title :   Cold Sea Survival,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Veghte,James H.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Two three-man prototype liferafts were evaluated in Arctic waters off Kodiak Island, Alaska. Surface and core temperatures of each subject were monitored continuously during the 22 hour exposure in the TUL raft and 6 hour exposure in the P-B raft. Each subject wore a different clothing assembly: a NASA full pressure suit, the NASA flight clothing, and the Air Force Anti-exposure suit. None of the clothing assemblies was considered adequate to maintain a person in comfort. No significant biochemical shifts in the blood or urine were found. General tolerance times for a variety of cold water-raft exposures are depicted graphically. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIFE RAFTS, COLD WEATHER TESTS), (*EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), ALASKA, GREENLAND, ASTRONAUTS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), BODY TEMPERATURE, MONITORS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), PRESSURE SUITS, FLIGHT CLOTHING, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, URINE, MANNED SPACECRAFT, SOFT LANDINGS, ARCTIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE