Eyes in the Sky
by Amy B
♪ I can Read your Mind ♫
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.Search
this site for more information now.
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.