An evaluation of heat exchange in small birds

  title={An evaluation of heat exchange in small birds},
  author={D. E. Robinson and Gaylon S. Campbell and J. R. C. King},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
Equations are derived that quantify the component thermal resistances to heat transfer in small birds and account explicity for the effects of variation in these resistances. Heat transfer theory is used to quantify external resistances, and an experiment was conducted to estimate body resistance (r b, plumage plus tissues) as a function of external temperature and wind speed. The value ofr b decreased with wind speed, and decreased as air temperature approached 0°C. Heat transfer from small… CONTINUE READING

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