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The Assessment of the Thermal Environment. A Review
  1. R. K. Macpherson
  1. School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Abstract

    The development of methods for the assessment of the thermal environment is traced, and the reasons for the devising of special indices of thermal stress are discussed. The more important of the indices are described, and it is shown that they conform to a restricted number of types. The general trend in their evolution is indicated and some guidance is given in their use.

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