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Chapter 12: Thermal Energy
Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales
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 computer.

Global 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. with it.

Mars Pathfinder
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.

The 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?

Visible and Infrared Imagery
This site explains how to interpret infrared images. Use some of the links to similar images.

Infrared 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.

History of OTEC & How it Works
This site gives information and diagrams about OTEC (ocean thermal energy conservation).


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