heat stress index


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heat stress index

[′hēt ‚stres ¦in‚deks]
(physiology)
Relation of the amount of evaporation or perspiration required for particular job conditions as related to the maximum evaporative capacity of an average person. Abbreviated HSI.
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Linear correlation coefficients (r) of flower number, pod number, and seed yield with calendar days (days), mean maximum temperature (Tmax), and the heat stress index (Hi) for four Brassica cuitivars during three growth phases.
If high working place temperatures are encountered or expected at a mine, has the mine adopted a suitable heat stress index for the miners, such as Air Cooling Power?
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