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Term Temperature

 In physical terms, it is the measure of the average speed of movement of atoms, ions or molecules in a substance or combination of substances at a given time. The thermal energy produced by the movement of individual particles is directly proportional to the temperature or heat of the body. Hence, the higher the average speed of movement, the higher the temperature or heat it generates.

In climatology, temperature represents the amount of sensible heat or sensible cold in the atmosphere. The temperature is measured with thermometers in degrees, according to a multitude of scales that lead to different units of measurement. For example, in the scientific community, the temperature unit used is the Kelvin, while outside the scientific community the use of the Celsius scale is more common, with the exception of the United States, where the Fahrenheit scale is used.

See elements of  weather and climate


Topic  Climate