24 Feb '16, 7pm

How Much Does Sunlight Slow You Down?

How Much Does Sunlight Slow You Down?

We all know that hot weather makes you slower. And we also know that there’s more to heat than just the air temperature—humidity makes a big difference. But there are other factors too, like wind and sunlight, that affect how hot a given day feels. The scale that environmental physiologists like to use is the “wet-bulb globe temperature ” (WBGT) which is a blended scale that combines the ordinary air temperature with the “wet-bulb” temperature (measured with a thermometer whose bulb is wrapped in a wet cloth, which depends on the air temperature, humidity, and wind), and the “globe thermometer” temperature (which measures solar radiation).

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