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thermograph

[′thər·mə‚graf]
(engineering)
An instrument that senses, measures, and records the temperature of the atmosphere. Also known as recording thermometer.
(optics)
A far-infrared image-forming device that provides a thermal photograph by scanning a far-infrared image of an object or scene.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Thermograph

 

an instrument for the continuous recording of the temperature of air or water.

The sensing element of a thermograph may be a bimetallic strip or a liquid or resistance thermometer. In meteorology, the most common thermograph has a sensor in the form of a bent bimetallic strip, which is deformed upon a change in temperature. The movement of the end of the strip is transmitted to a pointer, which traces a curve on a roll of graph paper. A vertical displacement of 1 mm on the recording corresponds to about 1°C.

A distinction is made between day and week thermographs, depending on the time required for a complete rotation of the recording drum. The operation of a thermograph is monitored by comparison with a mercury thermometer.

REFERENCE

Sternzat, M. S. Meteorologicheskiepribory i nabliudeniia. Leningrad, 1968.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

thermograph

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An instrument for providing a continuous record of temperature, typically air temperature. The recording is done on a graph mounted on a drum, which is rotated by clockwork. Two metals of different alloys are welded together in a coil form. The difference in the coefficient of expansions expands or tightens the coil when subjected to temperature changes. This movement is magnified by a lever system attached to the coil with a pen nib slightly resting on a chart.
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