Accession Number : ADA188359

Title :   Characteristics of the Thermal Environment,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Santee, William R ; Gonzales, Richard R

PDF Url : ADA188359

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This chapter concerns how the environment impacts on humans in terms of the environmental components of the net energy balance: radiation, conductance, convection and evaporation. The fundamental relationship between each of these environmental factors and the exchange of energy between man and his environment is presented in detail in the first section. The second section describes the instrumentation required to quantify the environmental parameters: temperature, wind, radiation and pressure. These determine the rates of energy exchange. Section three discusses methods for assessing the total impact of the separate environmental components as a single, net effect. Keywords: Environment, Radiation, Convection, Evaporation, Energy balance, Human, Environment, Instrumentation.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY TRANSFER, *HEAT BALANCE, *ECOLOGY, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, BALANCE, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTS, EVAPORATION, EXCHANGE, HEAT, RATES, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, SOLAR RADIATION, HUMIDITY, WIND VELOCITY, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), REYNOLDS NUMBER

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE