Spectral bands and their applications

90 Minutes

Jochen Kerkmann

Satellites, an overview

Published: 11 October 2011

The invention of weather satellites has opened a new area in weather forecasting. Satellite observations enable to continuously monitor the weather regimes on the whole globe. Therefore they provide a powerful tool in weather forecasting. The first lecture of the satellite course leads from the invention of weather satellites to technical inventions and the current operational satellites.

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Filed under Keywords:

Tyros, Suomi, Meteosat, EUMETSAT, GEO, LEO, Orbit