Windchill – Is there anything similiar to this but for cold water?

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I’m regulary doing cold exposure on air and water, but it looks like there is no thing like a windchill-chart for water. Would be great if anyone could help me out.

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This sounds more like a ‘help me find’ request then ELI5.

With that being said, wind chill is based on heat transfer and specifically is comparing heat transfer of static wind to heat transfer of moving wind. These values could also be found for moving water however it appears that no one has done that yet (or they just haven’t published it under something easily searchable). So you may need to construct that formula yourself.

Some potential resources
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/26730/how-wind-chill-calculated

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/thermalP/Lesson-1/Rates-of-Heat-Transfer

http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/coastal_communities/hypothermia

https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/10491/how-fast-do-you-lose-heat-in-cold-water-immersion