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"It sure looks like a catastrophic storm, Bob." Or so it seems that every TV weather reporter says while standing in front of some dramatically swelling waves. But can the drama backfire? Does the hype machine cause people to overlook severe weather?
Thermometer, an instrument for measuring temperature. The measurement is always indirect, that is, it is a measurement not of temperature itself but of the effect of temperature on some physical property of a material used in the thermometer.