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Estimated survival times of humans wearing the Quick Don Immersion Suit and Cold Water Immersion Suits in Antarctic waters (-1.86°C)
Entry ID: K301_1991_1993_NZ_1

Abstract: A limited but realistic field evaluation of human thermal response to immersion in Antarctic sea water (-1.86°C) whilst wearing an Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Quick Don Immersion Suit (QDIS) was conducted over two seasons in order to estimate survival times. An ice hole measuring 2 x 2m was cut in the ice adjacent to Scott Base. Volunteers would be wearing clothing worn by RNZAF C130 ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-12-03
Stop Date: 1991-12-06

Start Date: 1992-11-27
Stop Date: 1992-12-13
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Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 350 5799 Ext 2786
Fax: +64 6 350 5796
Email: S.J.Legg at massey.ac.nz
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City: Palmerston North
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Legg, S.J. A preliminary study of the efficacy of two immersion protection ensembles in Antarctic waters. RNZAF aviation medicine report 1(92): , 1992.

Legg, S.J. Richardson, T. Neville, M. Survival in Antarctic waters. in: Ergonomics today: proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society, 25-26 November, 1993, Auckland. Auckland: New Zealand ... View entire text
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