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October 6, 2003 10:36 AM

Broken: temperature

Erich Neumann writes:

Self explanatory, from Dayton, Ohio always claimed to be a hot place to be....


Maybe its really really humid?

Posted by: Dizoctor at July 17, 2004 07:02 PM

Too many idiots called in and asked, "What does Heat index mean?"

Posted by: Chris Baker at September 8, 2004 01:25 PM

It's not broken, it's really have something to do with heat index.

The human body cools itself by perspiration or sweating. When sweat evaporates, it carries some of the body's heat from it, thus, cooling you down. When the air is more humid (meaning more water in the air), the air becomes more saturated and the rate that the sweat evaporates becomes lower. Hence, the body still retains heat, feeling hotter. In a dry day, the sweat would evaportate faster, so it feels cooler than on a day with the same temperature but with more humidity. So, heat index is simply a measurement that take in account of actual air temparature and humidity of the air. tells the air temperature and how it really feel like to us based on heat index.

I hope it answers any questions about this.

Posted by: xxx at June 14, 2005 10:48 PM

thankyou your respons one someone elses response help me on my sciense project

Posted by: michelle patterson at October 18, 2005 08:50 PM

Hey XXX, I bet it really is broken. I bet the temperature was nowhere near 122 that day, and I bet it didn't feel so freaking close to boiling.

Posted by: jedwardcooper at February 11, 2006 03:31 PM

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