WHY COLD-WET MAKES ONE FEEL CHILLED: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Authors
  1. Crow, R.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper reviews physiological experiments which have been carried out to determine if heat loss from the body is greater in cold-wet, temperatures and humidities. It also reviews the effect of solar radiation the interaction of skin and humidity and skin and temperature and other postulations for the cold-wet sensation. It concludes that the best explanation of the chilling effect of cold-wet is the penetration of fine water-vapour aerosols into clothing which reduces its insulation. Experiments would be needed to confirm this.
Report Number
DREO-TN-88-22 — Technical Note
Date of publication
15 Jun 1988
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
89-00492
CANDIS No
58432
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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