discomfort index


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discomfort index

[dis′kəm·fərt ‚in‚deks]
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Onde: [DI.sub.T] [right arrow] Discomfort Index (de Thom) [T.sub.d] [right arrow] temperatura de bulbo seco ([degrees]C) [T.sub.w] [right arrow] temperatura de bulbo umido ([degrees]C)
Examples of direct indices includes discomfort index (DI) (Epstein and Moran 2006), temperature humidity index (THI) (Unger 1999), WBGT (Yaglou and Minard 1957), environmental stress index (ESI) (Moran et al.
In addition, several indices, including operative temperature ([T.sub.o]), equivalent temperature ([T.sub.eq]), Oxford index (wet-dry index--WD), discomfort index (DI), fighter index of thermal stress (FITS), modified discomfort index (MDI), environmental stress index (ESI), wet-bulb dry temperature (WBDT), and relative humidity dry temperature (RHDT), were also estimated based on the published literature [13,23-29,37].
The Heat and Discomfort Index takes into account temperature and humidity.
The cold arrives with wind-flow: the discomfort index may be all too apparent.
publishing for the summer what it then called the "Discomfort Index." The immediate results were cries of outraged indignity from citizens who thought their particular home towns were being maligned when the Discomfort Index hit high numbers.
Socio-economic indicators such as discomfort index, human development index, social and community services performance, interest rate, and private capital formation were the critical variables.
The second component of the discomfort index - making internal attributions for good outcomes - gauges the extent to which managers feel pressured to justify their past actions by publicly crediting internal sources for any positive outcomes.
In 1965, economist Arthur Okun's "Discomfort Index," a measure obtained by adding the unemployment and inflation rates, was 6.1, the lowest level the index reached in the 33 years between 1960 and 1993.
72] discussed the misery index (or the discomfort index) commonly used to describe the sum of the inflation and unemployment rates.
The National Weather Service uses a discomfort index to show how high humidity combines with temperature to intensify the heat of summer.