ERIC Number: ED312146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Sentinels in the Sky: Weather Satellites.
This publication describes forecasting weather activity using satellites. Information is included on the development of weather satellites, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite System (including the polar-orbiting satellites), and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). The publication discusses the value of weather satellites; search and rescue; storm and rainfall forecasting; volcanic monitoring; fire detection; ocean temperature measurement; vegetation index mapping; and fish tracking. The instrumentation carried by weather satellites is discussed and definitions of the vocabulary used are listed. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.