Cold Stress at High Altitudes
Keywords: High Altitudes, Wind Chill Index, Cold Stress Index
AbstractThe problem of cold at high altitudes has been analysed from a purely physical standpoint. It has been shown that Siple's Wind-Chill Index is not reliable because (i) it does not make use of the well established principles governing the physical processes of heat transfer by convection and radiation, and (ii) it assumes that the mean radiant temperature of the surroundings is the same as the ambient dry bulb temperature. A Cold Stress Index has been proposed which is likely to be a more reliable guide for assessing the climatic hazards of high altitude environments. The Index can be quickly estimated with the help of two nomograms devised for the purpose.
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Majumdar, N., & Gupta, P. (2014). Cold Stress at High Altitudes. Defence Science Journal, 33(2), 147-158. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.33.6168
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