[LMB] OT: Temperature

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 06:33:54 GMT 2022


That book sounds like it could have been Hedrick Smiths'* The Russians*.  I
read it.

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 12:00 AM Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

>
>
> Am 14.01.2022 um 00:37 schrieb Joel Polowin:
> > From: Markus Baur <baur at chello.at>
> >> yes .. saunas are pretty dry
> >>
> >> consider this that you start with air at ambient temp and relative
> >> humidity (lets say 20?C and 50%) - if you heat that up to 100?C you end
> >> up with 0.8% relative humidity
> >>
> >> which is why sweating in a sauna works pretty well to keep your body
> >> temperature under control .. and thus makes 100?C bearable for limited
> times
> >
> > I think that every sauna I've been in (which is not a large number) was
> > heated at least partially by steam.  Sometimes there have been jets of
> > steam;
>
> that is a steam bath (which runs on much lower temperatures)
>
> finnish / swedish sauna is usually heated by a wood stove (i am
> discounting the older smoke sauna and electric sauna stoves here) and is
> dry until:
>
> other times some system for pouring water over heated rocks.
>
> this is usually done by hand and in very limited quantities (and the
> quantities involved usually are a subject of heated (pun intended)
> discussion
>
> the amount of water used here is relatively low - it increases humidity
> (and makes sweating less efficient, thus makes you sweat even harder),
> but relative humidity is still quite low ..
>
> servus
>
> markus
>
>
> > Joel
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