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Temperature is defined, in general, as the degree of hotness or coldness measured on some definite temperature scale by means of any of various types of thermometers;In meteorology, a profile is defined as a
graph of the value of a scalar quantity versus a horizontal, vertical, or time scale. It usually refers to a vertical representation.
Glossary of Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 1998.