World-Wide Extremes of Humidity with Temperatures between 85 and 120 deg. F
Air Force surveys in geophysics
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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Design of certain Air Force systems intended for world-wide usage requires knowledge of the possible joint extremes of high temperatures with high humidity. Previous studies have addressed themselves to this problem, but the statistics reported therein were not presented in terms of joint occurrence frequencies. This study presents joint values of temperature to 120F and dew point to 93F equalled or exceeded from 0.1 to 80 of the time hours in the worlds severest joint high-temperature, high-humidity environment Abadan, Iran. These values are compared with the joint high-temperature, high-humidity criteria presented in Military Specification MIL-E-38453A. This comparison indicates that the use of MIL-E-38453A can lead to overdesign at temperatures above 120F and to underdesign at lower temperatures.