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Opening Speech of the ICEDIVE eighty four convention by means of His Royal Highness Prince Bertil of Sweden i'm very happy to be invited to open the overseas convention ICEDIVE eighty four, facing clinical and technical difficulties of diving and comparable underwater actions in arctic stipulations. till fresh occasions, the arctic used to be thought of astrange and distant sector of teenybopper value. even if, in an international with diminishing typical assets, arctic parts became a zone of worldwide value as a result of their huge, immense assets and strategie place. definite specialists think that greater than 50% of oil reserves are "sleeping" in those northern parts that are chilly, harsh and adversarial to guy. Operations in arctic components are tremendous tricky, pricey, and insist excessive degrees of technical, medical and physiological fulfillment. One may still keep in mind for instance, that Alaskan oil funding onIy turned economically achievable after the 1973-1974 fee explosion. fresh political/military problems within the Gulf have elevated curiosity within the improvement of polar assets. This convention is exclusive because it is the 1st time that clinical and technical experts attracted to the matter of diving in arctic stipulations have met in a world discussion board. improvement of the arctic assets is an issue of foreign urgency, and it pleases me that scientists from the united states, Canada, the USSR, Australia and Europe have amassed the following in Stockholm to give their event and to debate difficulties during this field.
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I therefore postulate that the traditional concept of the regulated skin blood flow is not an effective means of thermoregulation in man, and that the surface temperatures of the skin over the body are due more to the conductive transfer of heat through the subcutaneous tissues to the surface than to the convective transport of heat with the blood. But still, man does regulate some of the temperatures of the skin. When skin temperatures are measured at different points of the skin and averaged, there seems to be evidence that the temperature is actively regulated.
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