[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature
cfharris at erols.com
Wed Jun 10 23:38:49 UTC 2009
Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Oh, an interesting experiment is to try to freeze a watermelon in a
> steaming hot desert. Put towels on it and poor water over it. The amount
> of energy needed to evaporize the water exceeds the suns heatup effect,
> so the watermelon cools down... down... down... a bit of non-linearity
> causes what may seem to be a thermal induction effect.
I've tried that very experiment on a 118F night in the Mojave Desert
using me, and a wet tee-shirt, and I can say with certainty, that
I didn't freeze!
That was without the Sun. The Sun adds approximately 1000W/sq-meter.
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