Satellite Imagery And Meteorology

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Introduction
With the beginning of the Space-Age, and the first iteration of Satellite Imagery, society saw progress in many fields for the betterment of welfare, security and knowledge. This new form of imagery has influenced the way we monitor, map, plan and preserve our world, as well as how we perceive our universe. This study hopes to discuss the major changes satellite imagery has had on archeology, meteorology, and political or military surveillance. It will also include a brief discussion at the end of each topic where applicable, involving the impact Satellite Imagery has had on the welfare of the populace, urban development, the economy and what would be lost without the technology.
Methodological Statements
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With Satellite imagery, a meteorologist can study the patterns of earth’s cloud layers, oceans and more, giving people time much more in advance to prepare for any harsh weather, or even evacuate (Chaddha, & Feeley, 2007, p. 2). Meteorologists use the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, to observe and predict patterns within earth’s atmosphere, oceans and geography. According to (Kidder, & VonderHaar, 1995), satellite imaging, or the weather satellite, “has become an indispensable tool for meteorology”(p. ix). With weather having such an important role on the way people live, being able to predict it better is very beneficial. Farmers for example, will have more warning when a potential storm or snow-fall is coming, since meteorologists can study the weather patterns analyzed by the satellite. Even meteorology can help engineers, as it can suggest areas with better weather habits, it can also warn engineers working in the outdoors when potentially hazardous weather may damage work being done, or even harm the staff. Without the help of satellite imagery for meteorology, Engineers would likely be caught in dangerous weather more often, and even lose projects to poorly prepared for …show more content…
For example, exactly how satellite imaging accomplishes what they do is not directly explained, as there are many, very complex explanations for how archeologists, militaries and meteorologists use them. Because this paper hopes to discuss the broad range of uses, in order to convey its numerous possibilities, it did not seem fitting to overly explain their function based on the size of the paper. Trying to explain LiDAR, MODIS and SAR, for example, would take up much of the discussion. However, the sources referenced do go into detail on their respective

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