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Meters and Scales

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Meters (1)
Meters (2)
Scales (1)
Scales (2)
Temperatures
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Measurement: Meters and Scales

Meters (1)

Q: What in measured by a(n) … ?   A:
Anemometer Click to show or hide the answer
Atmometer Click to show or hide the answer
Bolometer Click to show or hide the answer
Brannock device Click to show or hide the answer
Campbell–Stokes Recorder Click to show or hide the answer
Ceilometer Click to show or hide the answer
Clinometer Click to show or hide the answer
Dines tilting syphon Click to show or hide the answer
Drosometer Click to show or hide the answer
Fathometer Click to show or hide the answer
Galvanometer Click to show or hide the answer
Geiger counter Click to show or hide the answer
Goniometer Click to show or hide the answer
Hydrometer Click to show or hide the answer
Hygrometer Click to show or hide the answer
Wet and dry bulb hygrometer Click to show or hide the answer
Hypsometer Click to show or hide the answer
Lactometer Click to show or hide the answer
Manometer Click to show or hide the answer
Odometer Click to show or hide the answer
Photometer Click to show or hide the answer
Pitot tube Click to show or hide the answer
Pluviometer Click to show or hide the answer
Sclerometer Click to show or hide the answer
Sphygmomanometer Click to show or hide the answer
Spirometer Click to show or hide the answer
Stevenson Screen Click to show or hide the answer
Tachometer Click to show or hide the answer
Wheatstone Bridge Click to show or hide the answer

Meters (2)

Q: What is used by … ? A:
Navigators to measure the time exactly Click to show or hide the answer
Engineers for manual measurement of small distances Click to show or hide the answer
Navigators to measure the angle between heavenly bodies and the horizon – especially that of the sun at noon, to determine latitude Click to show or hide the answer
Surveyors for measuring angles Click to show or hide the answer

Scales (1)

Q: What is measured on (the) … ?   A:
Beaufort scale Click to show or hide the answer
Clark's scale Click to show or hide the answer
Fujita Scale (a.k.a. F–Scale or Fujita–Pearson Scale) Click to show or hide the answer
Gay–Lussac scale Click to show or hide the answer
Mercalli scale (and recorded on a seismograph) Click to show or hide the answer
The Mohs scale (named after the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs; for details, see Minerals) Click to show or hide the answer
pH scale Click to show or hide the answer
Richter scale Click to show or hide the answer
Saffir–Simpson scale: severity of Click to show or hide the answer
Scoville scale Click to show or hide the answer

Scales (2)

Devised by Soren Sorensen in 1909, to specify the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution Click to show or hide the answer
Neutral on the pH scale – the pH of pure water (a lower pH value indicates an acidic solution; a higher value indicates an alkali or base) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Measures the impact hazard associated with near–Earth objects (created by Prof. Richard P. Binzel of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and presented at a conference in Turin 1999 Click to show or hide the answer
Absolute measure of an earthquake's strength, measured by the Richter scale Click to show or hide the answer
Subjective measure, based on the effect at any one place, measured by the Mercalli scale Click to show or hide the answer
Levels of hardness in the Mohs scale Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Levels of intensity in the Mercalli scale (Instrumental to Catastrophic) Click to show or hide the answer

Temperatures

Absolute zero (Celsius) Click to show or hide the answer
Absolute zero (Kelvin) Click to show or hide the answer
Freezing point of water (0°C) on the Kelvin scale Click to show or hide the answer
Boiling point of water (100°C) on the Kelvin scale Click to show or hide the answer
Temperature that's the same in Fahrenheit and Centigrade Click to show or hide the answer
Freezing point of water on the Fahrenheit scale Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Boiling point of water on the Fahrenheit scale Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Liquids in a max–min thermometer: mercury and Click to show or hide the answer
A spectrograph is used to Click to show or hide the answer
An aneroid barometer is so called because it has Click to show or hide the answer
A heliograph is used for Click to show or hide the answer

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