PRELIMINARY REPORT ON TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT BY SONIC MEANS

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Abstract

Following a brief review of the assumptions involved in the usual (Laplacian) expression for the speed of sound waves, an instrument, the sonic thermometer, is described which utilizes this relationship to measure the air temperature. The advantages of the sonic thermometer are then discussed, the main advantages being the absence of radiational errors and extremely low lag—a result of the fact that the measured variable, the speed of sound, is independent of the properties of the measuring elements.

Abstract

Following a brief review of the assumptions involved in the usual (Laplacian) expression for the speed of sound waves, an instrument, the sonic thermometer, is described which utilizes this relationship to measure the air temperature. The advantages of the sonic thermometer are then discussed, the main advantages being the absence of radiational errors and extremely low lag—a result of the fact that the measured variable, the speed of sound, is independent of the properties of the measuring elements.

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