Degrees Jarrin

Thursday, January 24, 2008

For some time now I've been unhappy with the usual temperate scales (e.g., Celsius, Kelvin and Fahrenheit). Each has their uses (except Fahrenheit, of course) but none of them are good for my needs. So I designed my own.

To convert from Fahrenheit to Jarrin use this very straight-forward formula:

°J = (°F - 70)3 / 17 + 50

The Jarrin scale is a "comfort" scale, designed such that the idea temperature is 50°J (corresponding to 72°F) and any temperature in the range 0-100 is considered acceptable. Temperatures outside this range would be represented by extreme values (the current, chilly, late January temp of 9°F is accurately represented as appx. -13,300°J).

BTW, the freezing point of water is near -3,177°J, its boiling point is near 168,478°J and absolute zero on the Kelvin scale is -8,741,072°J. To determine the current temperate in degrees Jarrin, enter the value in the box at the left and shift focus.

to °J

You can display the current local temperature (in Degrees Jarrin) on your website. Get it here.

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