Why Does Satellite Climate Data Matter?

In this video, a spokesperson for the National Climactic Data Center describes the methods of using satellites (originally designed for observing changes in the weather) to study changes in climate from decade to decade. The video clearly illustrates the value of satellite data and begins to address connections between weather and climate.

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Jeff Privette

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Video could be used as an introduction piece on a weather or climate-change unit.

Educator might also use this video when explaining the use of technology in science, and how it is created to supply better data to make more informed observations and decisions.