There are many specialized glossaries that cover the terms describing the unique details of temperature and moisture sensors and their uses and this page represents an attempt to index most of them and related topics, such as Meteorology, in one place.
CONTACT TEMPERATURE SENSORS:
- At JMS Southeast’s website : “Glossary of Temperature Terminology“
- On the Temprel Temperature Sensors website: “Temprel Thermocouple Glossary”
- At Pyromation’s : “RTD Specifications and Terminology ” or archived here ->
- At Omega Engineering’s “Introduction to Resistance Temperature Detectors“ that includes a section called “RTD Glossary”
NONCONTACT TEMPERATURE SENSORS:
Many online articles about radiation thermometry and its uses (infrared thermometers, radiation pyrometers) exist including technology articles, PowerPoint slide presentations and .pdf downloads, but they seem to be vanishing as more and more “big businesses” take over these specialized sensors.But few are aimed at being useful glossaries or definition of terms.
There are some exceptions and some well-crafted pieces that have been online for a while and can be found in semi-hidden corners of the Web.
Thermal Radiation Thermometers: temperature_measurement_radiation_thermometers
American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Glossary of Meteorology
The electronic version of the second edition of the AMS Glossary of Meteorology is a living document and meant to be periodically updated as terms in the field evolve. To that end, AMS has established a Chief Editor for the Glossary who is responsible for updating/revising existing terms and adding new terms. Learn more about the Glossary and current Editorial Board.
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Intended for educators, students and the public and inspired by increasingly interest in the atmosphere, ocean and our changing climate, this glossary provides an understandable, up-to-date reference for terms frequently used in discussions or descriptions of meteorological, oceanographic and climatological phenomena. In addition, the glossary includes definitions of related hydrologic terms.
Clearly this page is a work in progress, and it may be expanded in time. Priority will be according to the response it garners.