WEATHER SATELLITES SERVING SECOND PURPOSE

 

Meteorologists are still waiting for weather forecast when a weather satellite served a secondary purpose. A weather satellite is a form or type of moon which is customarily used to measure or check different conditions of weather and its changes. They are polar-orbiting and cover the entire earth. Weather satellite’s report is very essential in interpreting weather, volcano eruptions and many more. GOES-17 is a satellite launched by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in March. This satellite patrols space, above the western hemisphere. It gives us advanced images and atmospheric measurements of earth. It provides proper atmospheric measurements, but now our focus and concentration are on models. GOES-17 is a present generation satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, based on A2100A platform. The useful lifespan of the platform is expected to be around 15 years. Weather satellites can also detect any changes that occur in seas, the initial detection being the Prestige oil spill. It happened in the northwest