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dc.contributor.authorPetro, Myron Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:22:13Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:22:13Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherpetro_myron_t_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/petro_myron_t_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27562
dc.description.abstractExtreme heat is the leading cause of U.S. weather-related fatalities in most years. This study examines late-summer heat waves in the state of Georgia to assess their impact on the general population. Late-summer heat waves across the entire United States are then investigated to determine if deaths due to hyperthermia in football players are caused by heat waves, or just natural variation. Finally, cases of death due to hyperthermia in football players are modeled using BioKlima, an energy-balance modeling software, in order to determine the exact conditions that put players in danger during the day they were exposed to extreme heat. In addition, the effectiveness of predicting dangerous conditions for three different perceived temperature indices is evaluated in order to allow coaches and administrators to make better educated decisions in the future as to whether or not football activities should take place.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHeat Waves
dc.subjectLate-Summer Heat Waves
dc.subjectHyperthermia
dc.subjectHeat Stroke
dc.subjectFootball
dc.subjectBiometeorology
dc.subjectGeorgia
dc.subjectWet Bulb Globe Temperature
dc.titleLate-summer heat waves and their impact on hyperthermia-related deaths in football players
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorJohn Knox
dc.description.committeeJohn Knox
dc.description.committeeJ. Marshall Shepherd
dc.description.committeeAndrew Grundstein


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