Exploratory Analysis of Predictors of Diver Performance Decrement During 3-Hour, Cold Water Exposures
OCEANAUTICS INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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Tasks involving perceptualcognitive processes were performed by eight Navy divers either during or following 3-hour exposures to both 4.5C and 15.5C water. Analysis of performance means had shown significant decrements in task performance as a function of exposure time, but not as a function of water temperature differences. The current analysis was designed to further explore potential relationships between task performance decrement and body cooling, and between body cooling and physical characteristics of the test divers.
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