temperature-humidity index


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temperature-humidity index

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(Physical Geography) an index of the effect on human comfort of temperature and humidity levels, 65 being the highest comfortable level
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From the automatic recording of the temperature and humidity data, the temperature-humidity index (THI; modified from [15]) was calculated as previously described [16].
Many indices are used to predict animal discomfort and comfort under certain environmental conditions and to evaluate the adjustment of an environment in relation to an animal-raising activity, among which the temperature-humidity index (THI), calculated from the combined effects of air temperature and relative humidity (Buffington et al.
11] studying the effects of temperature-humidity index (THI) on milk production and dry matter intake (DMI), reported that when the THI value increased from 68 to 78, milk production decreased by 21% and DMI by 9.

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