Respiration in Extreme Environments


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Respiration in Extreme Environments
Respiration in Extreme EnvironmentsConsider how you might feel if you drive your automobile to the top of Pike's Peak (14,109 ft above sea level, ASL) or if you ride a cable car to the top of the Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany (9718 ft ASL). If you have had the opportunity to visit either of these locations, you probably experienced the shortness of breath associated with breathing in environments with low oxygen pressure. (The percentage of oxygen does not vary much with the increase in altitude, but the partial pressure of oxygen diminishes.) Perhaps you even developed a headache after a short period. How you felt was dependent on how long it took to achieve the altitude, how long you remained, how well hydrated you may have been at the time, and a number of other potent…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Respiration in Extreme Environments, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export