COMMENTS ON "WIND CHILL ERRORS": PART II

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Authors
  1. Osczevski, R.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Since its publication, the popularity of the wind chill index has easily survived several bouts of unavorable scientific criticism. The latest assault appeared in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, initiated by Kessler (1993). He questioned its use because it was derived from the cooling rate of a small cylindrical container of water and had not been validated by measurements of heat loss from humans. He also objected to the use of equivalent temperatures, calling them "hyperbole" and "technological glitter", which scientists should not support. Although the wind chill index is old and faulty science, its use can be defended. However, I agree that the wind chill equivalent temperature must either be dropped or amended.
Report Number
DCIEM-94-44-PT-2 — Reprint
Date of publication
30 Sep 1995
Number of Pages
2
Reprinted from
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol 76, no 9, 1995, p 1630-1631
DSTKIM No
96-00529
CANDIS No
155043
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