Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Discuss: 83

Answer

A breeze blowing on bare skin reduces or removes this protective thermal blanket. In principle, on a hot day this would result in your skin feeling hotter, but this effect is overshadowed by the cooling effect of the breeze (due to evaporation of sweat). On a cold day, when the thermal blanket of air is removed, your skin loses heat more quickly to the cool air, and your skin feels colder.
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