Accession Number : ADA954752

Title :   Microclimatic Observations at Missile Sites.

Descriptive Note : Research study rept.,

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Miller, V. P.

Report Date : JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This study was undertaken to determine the cold or heat stress imposed upon guided missile personnel wearing fuel handler's protective clothing during fueling and defueling operations at NIKE (AJAX) guided missile sites throughout continental United States. The field observations were obtained in three phases, each at a different season, permitting a study of stress conditions and microcolimates during cold, temperature and warm-humid climatic conditions. This report gives the results obtained and presents tentative conclusions. Windchill, large vertical temperature differences, and rapid changes in temperature near the ground, (encountered during the initial cold-weather phase), subjected climates unnecessarily high temperatures near the ground, (encountered during the initial cold-weather phase), subjected military personnel to considerable climatic stress. In temperatures climates unnecessarily high temperatures resulted at some sites where evetment orientation did not provide for maximum air circulation.

Descriptors :   *CLIMATE, GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL, GUIDED MISSILES, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), HIGH TEMPERATURE, LAUNCHING SITES, LOW TEMPERATURE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OBSERVATION, REFUELING, SEASONS, STRESSES, TEMPERATURE, UNITED STATES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE