Accession Number:

AD0253093

Title:

THE COOLING EFFECT OF WIND ON THE LITTLE FINGER

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ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1960-12-28

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1.0

Abstract:

A study of the cooling effect of combinations of wind velocity and temperature upon the little finger of man indicates that, in humans as in animals, the rate of cooling is highly variable and that only mean patterns of cooling can be established. The cooling rate of tissues bears no predictable relationship to the occurrence of actual freezing. In increasing the rate of cooling from 25 C to 5 C, the influence of wind is greatest at velocities under 10 miles per hour. The cooling effect of wind can be expressed on a log to log relationship at least for wind velocities up to 25 miles per hour and for temperatures between -5 C and -35 C. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE