Posted by kelphead on July 06, 2001 at 21:07:14:
In Reply to: They did not cover the heat transfer end very well... posted by Wayne on July 06, 2001 at 07:28:05:
"I like to Snow Ski. At Mammoth you can ski in air that is -40 (F and C). When you breath air that cold, you can feel it! But it has never made my larynx spasm closed!"
wayne, i, too, thought about breathing cold air
while on land and why people don't get resp shock,
but i think the main point that these authors
were making was that breathing COMPRESSED air
in a cold environment is the critical issue.
while on the mountain, you are breathing less
pressurized air, than at sea level. i think
that is the crux of their discussion.
however, i also thought this became a thinly
veiled ad when i came across the statement
that went something like: "...and WE!! have the
perfect product to fix this phenomenon!"
= : D
there were some other issues that i had w/the
article, but overall i believe it was thought
provoking at the least.
i didn't realize how much controversy this
issue has had and continues to have:
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