ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Think you’re a weather buff who knows their stuff? See if you can correctly guess this WFXR Weather Trivia question!
Which of these choices is NOT a measurement of temperature?
There are three common units for the measurement of temperature: Celsius, Fahrenheit, and kelvin.
The Fahrenheit scale is officially used in the United States. However, the centigrade scale—also known as the Celsius scale—is the international standard for temperature measurements.
The Kelvin scale is also internationally used in the scientific community. It is an absolute-temperature scale, meaning the scale’s zero point is absolute zero—the lowest temperature that is theoretically possible.
The Rankine scale is defined as “an absolute-temperature scale on which the unit of measurement equals a Fahrenheit degree“. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will use the Rankine scale in certain engineering systems.
The only choice that is not a unit of temperature is the pascal. According to the International System of Units (SI), a pascal is a unit of pressure or stress.