About WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature)
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What is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature?
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is an environmental index representing
temperature, humidity and radiation*1
as major factors affecting human heat balance*2.
It has been specified as a heat illness risk on the Japanese Ministry of the Environment’s heat illness prevention website since 2006.
WBGT is calculated from dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature and globe temperature.
Details about WBGT observations (in Japanese).
*1 Radiation heat comes from the ground, buildings, people and other sources. Hotter bodies emit larger amounts.
*2 Wind also affects human heat balance.
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