Satellite Weather Data

Weather satellites take pictures of a wide range of atmospheric and surface parameters in the visible, infrared and near infrared spectrum. They are used for meteorological forecasting, impact studies, climate modeling and many other applications. They come in two basic types: geostationary and polar orbiting. Geostationary Satellites Geostationary satellites orbit at a fixed altitude, usually …

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Satellites That Monitor Weather Conditions

Weather satellites measure a growing array of environmental information that helps agencies like NOAA create daily forecasts and predict and monitor dangerous weather events. A satellite is any manmade or natural object that orbits another larger object, such as a planet, moon or star. The Earth is a satellite of the sun. Polar-Orbiting Satellites A …

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