The experiments in July 2015 took place in conjunction with a demonstration on weather-related bounce accidents in a “Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Sciences” class. The seminar, “Meteorological and Policy Contexts of Bounce House Accidents,” involved students in the department of geography and is the focus of other forthcoming research by faculty on other significant hazards of bounce houses including wind blown risks and outflow from thunderstorms.
Researchers also considered the heat index, which integrates air temperature and humidity and is used as a heat exposure metric by the National Weather Service. The difference in heat index within and outside the bounce house was larger than for air temperatures alone. The average heat index reached almost 104 F in the bounce house, over 7 degrees Fahrenheit more than outside, and its peak temperature of 117 F was over 8 degrees Fahrenheit greater.
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The findings are based on experiments with a bounce house on the UGA campus in July 2015, with weather conditions representative of a typical summer day in the area. Over a five-hour period of measurements, researchers found that air temperatures inside the bounce house were consistently greater than ambient conditions. For a 92-degree summer day in Athens, the bounce house added almost 4 degrees to the temperature. But peak bounce house temperatures exceeding 100 F were almost 7 degrees Fahrenheit more than outside temperatures.