Eyes in the Sky

by Amy B
(Brandon, SD)

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Weather satellites are a very important tool in the art and science of weather forcasting. Data gathered from satellite images allows meteorologists to predict future weather events based on thier observations of the speed and direction that air masses are moving in.

Satellite technology, coupled with modern radar technology have enabled meteorologists to become more effective in their long term forcasts, enabling he public to make preparations for severe / dangerous storm events such as blizzards or potential severe weather outbreaks during the summer months.

Other uses for Satellites

Weather satellites can perform functions other than tracking weather patterns. Perhaps the most obvious use of these "eyes in the sky" would be for defense or spying applications. They could also be used to monitor for environmental changes and drought and flood monitoring.

Barry's Response - That's right, Amy. There are hundreds of satellites in orbit, for all kinds of things. Another example is the one used to provide photos for Google Earth. Satellite radio, TV, and GPS are other uses.

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Here's an ode to satellites...

Give ear, fair audience, to the wonders bestowed by these celestial messengers.

With boundless love, satellites bestow their gifts upon us.

First, weather satellites reveal the secrets of the air and weather. With watchful glances, they spy storms and clouds from geostationary orbit.

Next, polar satellites dance in circles as Earth rolls beneath them. They give us visions of a world aglow with their keen eyes.

There's more! The beautiful orbs serve a variety of purposes in the day and at night. Satellites connect us all, like stars that gleam.

Our GPS satellites direct our paths with constant, steadfast love. As sure as the sun's unerring rays, they lead us through the dark and unknown ways.

With artful flair, imaging satellites capture Earth's scenes. In pictures clear, like Shakespeare's words, they paint the landscapes and the oceans.

With keen and watchful sight, military satellites survey the lands. Like knights in noble chase, they keep their eyes on the skies, the realm of clouds and space.

In space exploration, too, these wonders help. With telescopes, they can see where the stars are. As Pegasus, they soar in endless heights.

I say, cherish these celestial gifts, for satellites hold sway in heaven. Unveil the world with their noble tasks and missions.

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by: henry

It's true that satellites technology have many benefits, especially on weather forecasting, but without proper ground technology, the use of satellites would be in vain. Most of the ground equipment runs on batteries, mainly because they have to receive a huge amount of data from the satellites, that will be used later for weather forecasts or other purposes.

From Barry - Satellites are like amazing space helpers that give us weather and space info. Up in the sky, they have cool gadgets and cameras to see things. Just like you need a special device to watch TV, satellites need special equipment on the ground to transmit data.

Earth's ground technology is like a secret decoder for satellite messages. The satellites have to collect a lot of data, like a treasure hunt! These special ground equipment is powered by batteries, like most of our devices.

We might miss out on all the great information satellites send us without the right ground technology. It's like a team effort between satellites and ground tech. Together, they give us the best weather forecasts and help us learn about space.

Remember how satellites and battery-powered gadgets work together to make our lives better and keep us informed about the amazing world around us next time you see one. One day, you might become a space scientist!


by: Paul

Satellites are truly our eyes in the sky. The artificial satellites help us to have a check on the climatic changes and the other changes that are taking place in the outer space.

From Barry - Most people who agree with this comment would emphasize how satellites provide valuable data and observations from space. Satellites have revolutionized our ability to monitor and understand climatic changes, weather patterns, and various phenomena outside of Earth's atmosphere. For meteorologists, climatologists, and scientists, they're essential tools for studying the environment and space.

Those who disagree might have different reasons. Satellites are great, but they're not the only way to study climatic changes and space exploration. In the study of climate and space, traditional ground-based observations, historical data, and other instruments are still useful. Others might worry about the cost and environmental impact of satellite launches or the possibility of satellite congestion. However, most people would likely agree with the statement since satellites advance our understanding of the Earth and space in general.

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