wet-bulb temperature

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wet-bulb temperature

[′wet ¦bəlb ′tem·prə·chər]
(meteorology)
Isobaric wet-bulb temperature, that is, the temperature an air parcel would have if cooled adiabatically to saturation at constant pressure by evaporation of water into it, all latent heat being supplied by the parcel.
The temperature read from the wet-bulb thermometer; for practical purposes, the temperature so obtained is identified with the isobaric wet-bulb temperature.

wet-bulb temperature

The temperature of a thermometer in which the bulb is enclosed in a wick that is kept moistened.

wet-bulb temperature

wet-bulb temperature
The lowest temperature at which air may be cooled by the evaporation of water at a constant pressure. It is measured with a wet-bulb thermometer.
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1994: On the evaluation of the wet bulb temperature as a function of dry bulb temperature and relative humidity.
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During the experiments, dry and wet bulb air temperatures, water temperature, air humidity, water mass flow rate and air velocity, and hence air flow rate, are measured using copper-constantan thermocouple (type K), thermo hygrometer (Humidity Meter) Lutron AM-4205A, Rotameter (flow meter with 0 to 50 g/s reading range), and digital anemometer DA40, respectively.
Outermost curve along the left side of the scale indicates the Wet Bulb temperature scale.
Commenting on procedures contained in army guidelines, Mr Havenith told the inquest the withdrawal of Soldier 2J should have led commanders to take a Wet Bulb Globe Test temperature reading and consider stopping the exercise.
The robust handheld instrument (CP11) measures and records CO2, relative humidity and temperature values, also Dew point & Wet Bulb.
The switchover should depend on the approach, which is the difference between the temperature of water leaving the cooling tower and the ambient wet bulb temperature (termed the approach).
Inputs for the Biowall include wet bulb effectiveness, power required by water pump, and volume of air through the Biowall.
Organisers use the Wet Bulb Global Temperature (WBGT) reading - a combination of air temperature, humidity and wind speed - to decide whether conditions are suitable for play.
The heat category of the past few days as measured by the wet bulb globe temperature index calculator.
Whether a game qualifies for a cooling break will be decided an hour before kickoff when FIFA's venue medical officer will consult the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, a composite measure used to estimate the effects of such conditions on humans.
Unfortunately it is not as simple as looking at a temperature gauge as the EHP is based upon the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) which takes into account humidity and radiation.