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Remote Sensing Using Satellites
This website was developed for undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory earth or atmospheric science course. It is designed to supplement lecture and textbooks. Its goal is to make you a better consumer of weather information by providing dynamic graphics, animations, and science content about remote sensing, visible and infrared satellite imagery, and hurricanes. As part of the module, you will apply what you've learned by exploring recent hurricanes through satellite imagery. When you have completed this module, you should be able to view satellite imagery in a typical weather forecast on TV or the Web and recognize the importance of some features.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Shockwave player
This module must have a Java-enabled browser. This module is operated using a browser and the Shockwave plug-in. The module can also be downloaded in order to operate onto a PC (Shockwave still required) or a Unix machine.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This Website was developed by the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) and the Program for the Advancement of Geoscience Education (PAGE) both of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) under National Science Foundation (NSF) Cooperative Agreement No. ATM-9209181, Scientific Program Order (SPO) No. 10 and under the sponsorship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Award Number NA67WD0097. Access to and use of the content on this Website shall impose the following obligations on the user. The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to access, link to and use, create derivative works, publish, distribute, disseminate, transfer, or in any manner alter, modify, revise, crop, copy (an unlimited number of times), edit, digitize, and authorize such uses for third parties for any non-profit training, research, or educational purpose whatsoever and not for any direct or indirect commercial purpose or advantage. The user must include an appropriate citation for any source used. THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY UCAR "AS IS". IN NO EVENT SHALL UCAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-036
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
  • National Geography Standards:
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ms Kathryn M. Ginger
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ DLESE Program Center (DPC)

Contact: Dr Greg Byrd
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET)

Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET)
http://www.comet.ucar.edu

Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ Program for the Advancement for Geoscience Education (PAGE)
http://www.page.ucar.edu