Significance of Ambient Air Temperature and Humidity in Tropical Ergometry: The Critical Temperature

  • O. Ketusinh
  • C. Chintanaseri
  • S. Prasertsiripandh
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As is well known, physical exertion is strongly influenced by the environment, especially in the tropics. Air temperature and humidity have been found to chiefly affect the recovery period [1], but the work capacity is also affected [2]. Further it has been shown that measures which favor heat dissipation favorably influence work [3, 5], while prewarming of the body exerts an adverse effect [4]. To evaluate the influence of heat and humidity on ergometric work in more detail, the following investigations were carried out.


Relative Humidity Young Adult Critical Temperature Climate Chamber Work Capacity 
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  • O. Ketusinh
  • C. Chintanaseri
  • S. Prasertsiripandh

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