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Why Study Heat Stress in Farm Animals?
Farm animals have well known zones of thermal comfort (ZTC). The range of ZTC is primarily dependent on the species, the physiological status of the animals, the relative humidity and velocity of ambient air, and the degree of solar radiation. …
- Dr. Art DeGaetano, Cornell University
- Also available to download: Climate Change Fact Sheet (PDF, 359 KB)
Earth’s climate system
The Earth’s climate system is composed of a number of interacting components. The main driver is the sun whose energy is by far the main source of heat for Earth. The sun does not heat the Earth’s atmosphere directly but rather its energy passes through the atmosphere and heats the surface of Earth.…