SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1974

A Compilation and Historical Review of Temperature Scale Differences


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.

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Hust, JG
NBS Institute for Basic Standards, Boulder, Colo.
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Developed by Committee: E20
Pages: 20–49
DOI: 10.1520/STP32197S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4648-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0339-9