Comments on "Wind Chill Errors" by Edwin Kessler Ed Kessler's spirited attack on wind chill (Kessler hour). Unfortunately, this is rarely explained, and the 1993) is welcome. It needs to be emphasized that the confusion about air temperature is the price we pay. numbers so flippantly thrown around by weather broad- There are two solutions: 1) Scrap equivalent tem- casters and others have a very tenuous scientific peratures and initiate a system that gives the cooling basis, and often accomplish little more than "to provide power of the atmosphere, which is either enhanced the news media with a tool with which to excite the during low temperatures and high winds or reduced general public" (Kessler quoting a National Weather during heat and humidity. This could be in appropriate Service employee). physical units, or better yet, scaled from, say, minus to An even more serious problem in the use of thermal plus 10. Or, 2) Ask that weather broadcasters explain comfort indexes such as wind chill and the heat index equivalent temperatures each time they use them, or (apparent temperature) has gone unrecognized until at least often, so that the public understands the just recently (Driscoll 1992). The failure of
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