Video presents a broad overview of what (NASA) satellites can tell us about how climate change is affecting oceans.
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Video shows satellites looking down at images of Earth but doesn't explain what the images show (infrared images, ocean circulation images, etc.)
Earth-based scientific research is augmented by the NASA Earth Observing satellite system that gathers data about ocean surface temperature, surface winds, sea level, circulation, and even marine life.
Information the satellites obtain help us understand the complex interactions driving the world's oceans today - and gain valuable insight into how the impacts of climate change on oceans might affect us on dry land.
Emphasis is on the importance of satellites and downplays the importance of surface-based research.
May be useful when discussing the types of data and technology used to understand climate change and oceanographic response to that change.
For students to understand images of Earth seen by different satellites, educator may want to pause video and explain what they are seeing.