Abstract

A scale is derived in which any likely combination of summer temperature, humidity, wind and extra radiation can be expressed as apparent temperature. The effect of extra radiation (direct and indirect insolation; terrestrial and sky radiation) is considerable. The effect of wind is relatively slight in summer. The total direct effect of altitude (barometric pressure) is negligible. These results are compared with the use of globe thermometers and linear formulas. Maps show wind and extra-radiation effects which combine with ambient temperature and humidity to give the distribution of summer-noon apparent temperature in Anglo-America.

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