AML Oceanographic offers calibrated temperature sensors in the following ranges, measured in degrees centigrade. For an explanation of the relationship between precision and accuracy, please see below.
We also have custom calibrated temperature sensors to suit customers’ specific range requests. Please contact our sales department for further information.
What is the Difference Between Precision and Accuracy?
Many vendors of oceanographic instrumentation refer to accuracy and precision interchangeably. They are not interchangeable. In effect, accuracy refers to how well a sensor performs against a known third party standard. For example, a temperature sensor may be +/- 0.001 C, as compared to a Black Stack themistor module. Precision refers to the repeatability of the readings of a given sensor. A sensor is precise when it repeatedly provides the same reading, regardless of how accurate that reading is.
A good analogy is a dart board. The thrower of darts is accurate when he or she is able to reach the target, the bulls-eye. He or she is precise if, having thrown three darts, all three land in the same location, irrespective of whether or not that location is the bulls-eye.
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