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    A Compilation and Historical Review of Temperature Scale Differences

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    A brief review given of temperature scales, their definition, and measurement. Methods of practical temperature measurement are described. Differences between internationally accepted temperature scales are presented graphically and in tabular form; comparisons are also given for several national temperature scales. Emphasis has been placed on temperatures below 0°C, but some information on temperatures above 0°C has also been included. Suggested methods of conversion between different temperature scales are described.


    temperature measurement, temperature precision, standards

    Author Information:

    Hust, JG
    NBS Institute for Basic Standards, Boulder, Colo.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E20.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32197S