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Marek Półrolniczak

Sensible temperature at the Łeba Sandbar (Słowiński National Park) on selected days of the 2010 summer season

The analysis was performed on the basis of weather measurements conducted in the Słowiński National Park at the Łeba Sandbar in the period from 8th July to 6th August 2010. Two biometeorological indices were calculated: the effective temperature (ET) and the radiative-effective temperature (RET). The daily course of RET was used to select the typical days, which were then subjected to a detailed analysis. This consisted in assessing the influence of individual meteorological elements and the synoptic situation on the development of the values of the RET and ET indices. A considerable diversity of sensible conditions was determined, as well as the considerable variability thereof during the day, in particular during the movement of atmospheric fronts. The sensible conditions were also influenced by factors connected with local circulation and the presence of the sea. Finally, a considerable decrease in the values of RET and ET was observed during changes in wind direction, namely when the wind was blowing from the northern sector.

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I. Szer, E. Błazik-Borowa and J. Szer

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Work in unfavorable, changing environmental conditions negatively affects people working on scaffoldings used on construction sites, which may increase the risk of occurrence of dangerous situations. The purpose of this article is to show the scale of temperature changes which workers are exposed to. The paper compares examples of temperature measurements obtained from a metrological station and during tests on scaffoldings located in the Lodz and Warsaw regions. This article also presents the methodology of examining environmental parameters of the surroundings where employees work on scaffoldings. Analysis results show that high temperatures and significant temperature variations frequently occur on the scaffoldings, which leads to a lack of adaptability and consequently to tiredness or decreased alertness. Unfavorable environmental conditions can lead to behaviors which, in turn, can cause accidents.

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Tomasz Jakubowski and Piotr Sołowiej

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A condition of obtaining compost with proper sanitary parameters is achieving the organic recycling process temperature which exceeds 7°C. The objective of the paper was to determine the temperature course in the compost tank for organic recycling of dead poultry in relation to the applied structure forming material. Wheat, oat, barley, rapeseed and corn straw were used as a structure-forming material. A measuring system was equipped with a probe with a temperature sensor with precision of ±0.15°C, transducer and data recorder. Results were prepared with the use of the analysis of variance at the level of significance of α=0.05. Statistically significant differences of the temperature value in the thermophille phase of the composting process between combinations of the experiment were indicated. In all investigated combinations of the experiment, achievement (or exceeding) the temperature value of 70°C of the compost mass was reported.

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Waldemar Żukowski, Agnieszka Bogdanowicz and Marlena Lembicz

Seed germination in sedges: a short review

Five patterns of seed germination in the sedges of the genus Carex are presented, based on the literature data and the results of the authors' own research. They include the pattern of C. acutiformis, C. arenaria, C. remota, C. flava and C. communis. These patterns were constructed on the basis of seed specific requirements for development, such as stratification, temperature, dormancy and time of germination. Majority of sedges follow the pattern of C. acutiformis or C. remota. In both cases, stratification and either high or low temperature are essential for seed germination. Seeds that start to germinate early (C. remota pattern) are characterized by the absence of the distinct peaks of germination, as opposed to the C. acutiformis pattern with the germination peak in March. Our long-term investigations, conducted on the group of individuals in controlled conditions, revealed significant differences in seed size and the ability of seeds to germinate depending on the age of mother plants. We postulate that mother plant age is a new factor that should be considered in the construction of seed germination patterns.

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András Baranyai

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In classical statistical mechanics the trajectory in phase space represents the propagation of a classical Hamiltonian system. While trajectories play a key role in chaotic system theory, exploitation of a single trajectory has yet to be considered. This work shows that for ergodic dynamical systems the dynamical temperature can be derived using phase space trajectories.

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Rafał Wyczółkowski and Dorota Musiał

Thermovision determination of the furnace chamber environment temperature using the technical blackbody model

The article describes the methodology for the determination of ambient temperature for thermovision measurements. The adopted methodology consists in the use of the technical blackbody model. Determining the value of the ambient temperature parameter makes it possible to enhance the accuracy of temperature measurement of objects exposed to strong irradiation using a thermovision camera.

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Chun-ling Liu, Chun-wei Wang, Ying Liu, Ping Zhou, Xiao-juan Li, Hui-yuan Si and Hongwei Zhang

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A twenty-eight-year-old male patient with five-day’s fever (the highest body tempreture reached 39.4°C) and 10-hour’s rash (first on face) presented to the department of emergency for “drug rash”, at that time his temperature was 38.6°C. Two hours later, his temperature fell to normal. Then this patient’s entire body rash increased significantly and lasted for 13 hours. Serum measles antibody IgM(+) confirmed the measles diagnosis. He had received measles vaccine as a baby. Clinicians should be aware of this atypical clinical manifestation of adult measles. If this kind of patients were misdiagnosed as drug rash and given corticosteroid, measles disease may be aggravated. Specific serum measles antibody testing may be the only reliable method for differential diagnosis, but the earliest time point for examining the antibodies of measles still needs precise research.

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Ioana Stanciu

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This article proposes four relationships of dynamic viscosity temperature dependence for a nonaddtivated mineral oil. The purpose of this study was to find a polynomial or exponential dependence between temperature and dynamic viscosity of mineral oil, using the Andrade equation changes. Equation constants A, B, C and D were determined by fitting polynomial or exponential.

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Weronika Masłowska and Daniel Liberacki

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This paper presents the influence of meteorological conditions prevailing in the western part of Poland on the yield of selected blueberry varieties. The research was conducted on a small plantation located in the Przyczyna Górna village, in the Wschowa district of the Lubuskie province. There are five varieties of blueberry: Patriot, Duke, Chandler, Elliott and Bleuecrop. The studied years 2014, 2015, 2016, as the first fruiting years, were presented in relation to the multi-year 2006-2016. The 2014 was the warmest year during this period with an average air temperature of 10.3 °C, whilst the lowest temperature was 7.6 °C recorded in 2010. The highest precipitation was in 2016, with the precipitation level of 760 mm. However, the year with the lowest precipitation of 418 mm turned out to be 2011. The goal of the study in 2014-2016 was to evaluate the respective yields of five varieties of blueberry on a small plantation, taking into account various meteorological conditions.

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Muhammad Dawood Husain, Ozgur Atalay, Asli Atalay and Richard Kennon

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A test rig is described, for the measurement of temperature and resistance parameters of a Temperature Sensing Fabric (TSF) for calibration purpose. The equipment incorporated a temperature-controlled hotplate, two copper plates, eight thermocouples, a temperature data-logger and a four-wire high-resolution resistance measuring multimeter. The copper plates were positioned above and below the TSF and in physical contact with its surfaces, so that a uniform thermal environment might be provided. The temperature of TSF was estimated by the measurement of temperature profiles of the two copper plates. Temperature-resistance graphs were created for all the tests, which were carried out over the range of 20 to 50°C, and they showed that the temperature and resistance values were not only repeatable but also reproducible, with only minor variations. The comparative analysis between the temperature-resistance test data and the temperature-resistance reference profile showed that the error in estimation of temperature of the sensing element was less than ±0.2°C. It was also found that the rig not only provided a stable and homogenous thermal environment but also offered the capability of accurately measuring the temperature and resistance parameters. The Temperature Sensing Fabric is suitable for integration into garments for continuous measurement of human body temperature in clinical and non-clinical settings.