Air operations and circadian performance rhythms

Aviat Space Environ Med. 1976 Mar;47(3):221-30.


This paper reviews experimental results and pertinent data from the literature on circadian behavioural rhythms and their modifications through various factors. It relates them to the operation of aircrews "round the clock" and on transmeridian routes and discusses some possibilities of an appropriate scheduling.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aerospace Medicine*
  • Behavior / physiology
  • Body Temperature
  • Catecholamines / blood
  • Efficiency
  • Humans
  • Hydroxycorticosteroids / blood
  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Psychological Tests
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Stages
  • Social Isolation
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Urine


  • Catecholamines
  • Hydroxycorticosteroids