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wet bulb thermometer index


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A simple measurement of environmental heat stress recorded by spinning an ordinary thermometer with a damp wick around the bulb. The temperature recorded is usually less than that for a dry bulb thermometer because of heat lost by evaporation. High wet bulb temperatures usually indicate high humidity when there is a greater danger of heat stress. Athletes wearing protective clothing may be at risk of overheating when the WBT exceeds 60°F.

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