There is a large, international community that is involved with temperature, moisture and temperature& moisture sensors in addition to the many users.
The workers range from the scientists, engineers and technicians at major Universities, Research Labs and National Standards Labs to applications engineers at specialty manufacturers.
One common trait among them is the production of publications, books, presentations and even web sites that provide a record of accomplishments. These records are often distilled into very understandable, useful resources to help solve a problem or provide guidance on how to follow a logical path to a solution.
Today, with the improved communications at hand, many of these authors and knowledge workers are available via email.
Also, note that perhaps the biggest group in the community are the vendors, especially the manufacturers of temperature sensors. There is also a huge pool of knowledge about the selection and use of temperature sensors within the vendors in this community.
Many of these companies and institutions share their knowledge, most of the time at no cost, sometimes for fee, sometimes even on the Web in remarkably clear and concise fashion!
We have been highlighting those free resources and provide a searchable for guide you to the existing major knowledge sites and reference books that contain much of the historical information of interest. One is this site and its many resources.
Another is the TempSensor.net website that forms a free, self-service directory of resources and suppliers, free for everyone.
There are also two archival websites we have developed, IRWeb.INFO and SpectralEmissivity.com, that are also self-service and free. They contain a growing set of databases on resources specific to the uses of Infrared Radiation Thermometers, Thermal Imagers and Spectral Radiometers.
Below are some of the links to the community of free, additional information or leads to them. There’s lots of help also on other parts of this site in the calibration, standards, applications and references pages.
Check the special pages on each specific type of sensor, because some very specific, educational links have been placed there and they are being improved constantly as new and/or more comprehensive information is located on the Web.
Good luck and best wishes. If you have some interesting successes, let us know and we’ll help you share that with others who visit these pages.