Extending the potential of evaporative cooling for heat-stress relief.

@article{Berman2006ExtendingTP,
  title={Extending the potential of evaporative cooling for heat-stress relief.},
  author={Alan Berman},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={3817-25}
}
Factors were analyzed that limit the range of environmental conditions in which stress from heat may be relieved by evaporative cooling in shaded animals. Evaporative cooling reduces air temperature (Ta), but increases humidity. Equations were developed to predict Ta reduction as a function of ambient temperature and humidity and of humidity in cooled air. Predictions indicated that a reduction of Ta becomes marginal at humidities beyond 45%. A reduction of Ta lessens with rising ambient Ta… CONTINUE READING

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