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Coragyps
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Message 11 of 143 (559744)
05-11-2010 11:44 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Blue Jay
05-11-2010 11:36 AM


Perspiration is also less effective when there is hair interfering with convective heat transfer.
But heat transfer through evaporation might be more efficient with more-or-less isolated human hairs wicking sweat away from the skin.
Research is needed, but I really, really don't want to be the one doing it. (And it's likely already been done.)
And welcome to EvC, Ken!!

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