It's my understanding that the atmosphere at the Dead Sea has a higher concentration of oxygen than the sea level norm because of the extremely low elevation (roughly a quarter mile below sea level). My question is: what does it feel like to breathe this air? Is it refreshing? Does it feel thicker than air at sea level? Are there any objective medical findings associated with long-term exposure to oxygen at this concentration?
Many thanks in advance.
posted by jason's_planet
on Jan 4, 2014 -
We carry about 1,000kg of air on top of our shoulders. Why do we feel noticeably heavier when adding a fraction of it, like 10kg? Are our muscles just finely tuned?
posted by Spanner Nic
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Curiosity is making me curious. What would it feel like to stand on the surface of Mars? Let's say, first of all, it's without a space suit -- what would kill me first? The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? The temperature? Then, if we found some way to breathe and function normally, what would it be like to be there? Would it be hot? Cold? Too windy to stand up? Paint a picture for me, if you can.
posted by fight or flight
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Would disposing of nuclear waste in a volcano cause radioactive material to rise into the atmosphere? What would be the arguments against disposing of our nuclear waste into a volcano?
posted by ToruOkada
on Aug 13, 2011 -
Why, when going deep underwater, does the air in your lungs compress? I'm pretty sure we learned this in 5th grade...yet...I got nothing. [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek
on Mar 9, 2011 -
Atmospheric science filter: This
picture of the sun was taken while it was setting over the NE Pacific Ocean. Is there a scientific explanation of why there are distinct, horizontal darkening layers of color on the orb from top to bottom?
posted by surfgator
on Aug 26, 2010 -
Humid Office Filter: our hvac sucks. it's always humid in here but when the a/c is on, it gets down right wacky - it's muggy AND chilly. i feel sticky all day, my exposed skin is breaking out in pimples which i never ever get except in this gross indoor climate. what on earth can i do? a dehumidifier is out - i'm not in a closed space and we already have an office one...and i can hear the alarm on the one in the server room telling us that it's more humid than it should be. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Anyone else in the Philadelphia area seeing this? There are some strange, vertical clouds in the area that look a lot like aurorae (it's well into darkness here), but they aren't moving. They look like they might be high-altitude noctilucent clouds, but I think it's the wrong time of year for those. What are they? I've never seen anything like them.
posted by drinkcoffee
on Nov 19, 2008 -
To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
posted by Artw
on Sep 26, 2008 -
Does the atmosphere rotate? In other words, is there a net shift in air around the globe, east to west? [more inside]
posted by conch soup
on May 9, 2007 -
Imagine a world in which the atmospheric density is somewhat greater than ours, but gravity is somewhat lower. How might our experience be different on that world? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Jan 8, 2007 -
My old apartment had extremely leaky single-pane windows, so in the winter my roommate and I would always cover them with tightly sealed heat-shrink plastic film. Why would the plastic nearly always
be bulging inward? [more inside]
posted by Galvatron
on Dec 10, 2005 -
What would happen if someone were to build a tunnel or tube into space? (Description inside...) [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Jan 20, 2005 -