and Celsius Temperature Scales
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12: Thermal Energy
This page explains in depth why we have temperature conversions,
the different scales, and how to do them. Link to an automated
conversion program and perform some conversions right on your
Hydrology and Climate Center
This site is the GOES 8 Interactive Infrared Weather Satellite
Image Viewer. You can view the weather anywhere in the U.S.
The Mars Pathfinder home page shows the daily temperatures
during the mission, including several excellent graphs of
measured air temperatures. Use these graphs to compare PathfinderÔs
data to that of the Viking mission.
Space InfraRed Telescope Facility
Visit the home page for the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility,
which uses infrared technology to study space. Why is infrared
used instead of visible light?
and Infrared Imagery
This site explains how to interpret infrared images. Use
some of the links to similar images.
Processing and Analysis Center
This is the home page of IPAC at CalTech. Visit the image
gallery of infrared snapshots of space and compare them to
pictures taken with visible light.
of OTEC & How it Works
This site gives information and diagrams about OTEC (ocean
thermal energy conservation).