Monday, June 25, 2012

Perceived Temperature vs. Actual Temperature

I grew up in Nevada. Summers were hot and dry. Sweat dried almost instantly.  It is forecast to be 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Little Rock today. Toasty!
Well, I was out at lunch and it didn't seem all that hot. How is that possible? Did the weather person miss the mark or is the temperature still climbing?
Hmm... Apparently, we perceive thermal comfort versus actual temperature on a variety of factors. Check out Wolfgang Kessling's video. His company is designing the outdoor air conditioning for the Football World Cup in Qatar scheduled for 2022. He describes an interesting use of science and technology.

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