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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Thermal Environments and Performance.
Author Auliciems., Andris ;
CORP Author Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Geography.
Year Published 1973
Stock Number PB-241 240
Additional Subjects Heat stress ; Performance(Human) ; Heat tolerance ; Acclimatization ; Thermal environments ; Body temperature ; Experimental data ; Reviews ; Psychomotor tests ; Learning ; Stress(Physiology) ; Ventilation ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-241 240 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 53p
Although several reviews of thermal influences on performance have appeared during the past decade, none have succeeded in synthesizing the various experimental results. In the meantime, new evidence has been presented from several studies, particularly those in classroom situations. The present report takes a critical look at this recent work, and hypothesizing that to the human the degree of warmth is merely relative to its subjective perception, attempts to find common basis for comparison of levels of performance by different populations in greatly differing thermal environments. When viewed from the basis of levels of thermal comfort, the seemingly chaotic information that is available can be drawn into some focus, and many of the apparent contradictions and erroneous interpretations tend to become considerably diminished.