THERMAL RESISTANCE OF THE CHEEK IN COLD AIR

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Authors
  1. Osczevski, R.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Some experiments were carried out to characterize the thermal resistance of the tissues of the cheek area. Heat flow and skin temperature in cold air were measured with a heat-flux transducer. The face was uncomfortably cold when the cheek skin temperature was below 15 C and painful when the skin temperature fell below 10 C. Thermal resistance increased as skin temperature fell, reaching a maximum of 0.07 square m K/W at a skin temperature between 10 C and 15 C.
Report Number
DCIEM-94-47 — Research Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 1994
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
94-07464
CANDIS No
147569
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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