Kelvin to Delisle Converter

Enter the temperature in kelvin in the top field, then press the 'Convert' button. Alternatively, you can convert from Delisle to kelvin by entering the value in Delisle in the bottom field and press 'Convert'.

Kelvin to Delisle Conversion Formula


Reverse formula and conversion (Delisle to Kelvin)


Kelvin is the unit of measure for temperature adopted by the International System of Units. Absolute zero is 0 K, equivalent to -273.15 °C. Kelvin uses the same interval as Celsius. The Kelvin scale is named after Baron Kelvin of Largs, who described the need for an absolute thermometric scale in his paper "On an Absolute Thermometric Scale".


The Delisle scale places the water freezing point at 150 °D, and water boiling point at 0 °D. Therefore at higher Delisle numbers correspond lower temperatures. It was invented by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, a French astronomer.

More information

On an Absolute Thermometric Scale - Lord Kelvin's 1882 paper.