Man in the Ocean Environment: Physical Factors

  • Charles W. Shilling
  • Margaret F. Werts
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier


Under normal atmospheric conditions man seldom thinks about the air he breathes, its composition, or the fact that it is under pressure. He may note some shortness of breath at high altitudes, but it is not until he goes under increased barometric pressure either in a chamber or as a diver that he is really made aware of pressure changes.


Ambient Pressure Valsalva Maneuver Ocean Environment Experienced Diver Pulmonary Barotrauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles W. Shilling
    • 1
  • Margaret F. Werts
    • 1
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Communication Division, Department of Medical and Public Affairs The Medical CenterThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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