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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 693541, 7 pages
Human Thermal Comfort and Heat Stress in an Outdoor Urban Arid Environment: A Case Study
1Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
2Mechanical Power Engineering Deptartment, Faculty of Energy Engineering, Aswan University, Aswan 81528, Egypt
Received 15 November 2012; Revised 19 January 2013; Accepted 19 January 2013
Academic Editor: Harry D. Kambezidis
Copyright © 2013 A. M. Abdel-Ghany et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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