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Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature Monitoring


Provided by the Preventive Medicine Department

The Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a measure of the heat stress in direct sunlight, which takes into account: temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation).  If you work or exercise in direct sunlight, this is a good element to monitor as a predictor of the potential impact on human performance.  The military uses the WBGT as a guide to managing workload in direct sunlight.  See the Work/Rest/Water Consumption Table link below for more information.


WBGT Index: 54.99°F
as of 9/19/2017 5:21:39 AM
Heat Category 0

MEASUREMENT
CELSIUS
FAHRENHEIT
Wet Bulb
10.1°
50.18°
Dry Bulb
20.2°
68.36°
Black Globe
18.4°
65.12°
     
Humidity
13.3%

Work/Rest/Water Consumption Table

CAT 0
<= 78°
CAT 1
78.0° - 81.9°
CAT 2
82.0° - 84.9°
CAT 3
85.0° - 87.9°
CAT 4
88.0° - 89.9°
CAT 5
=> 90.0°

The WBGT readings depicted on this website may differ from readings at other locations and will
only be used as a guideline.  Commanders must ensure WBGT monitoring devices are set up locally
by the Field Sanitation Team to determine the WBGT index in the unit operating area.

This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Department's headquarters organizations, which are the Office of the Army Surgeon General and
U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters. It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army Medical Department beneficiaries.
Last Modified 19 May, 2015