Browse Satellites Resources

Browse Satellites Resources

NDVI plot of the Earth for June 2004
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For a selected location, the student will investigate possible relationships between the vegetation index, the precipitation, and the surface temperature data over several years' time. Using that information, the student will predict the climate type...
Diagram which illustrates active and passive remote sensing
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This diagram illustrates the differences between active and passive remote sensing.  TRMM and GPM rely on active and passive instruments to measure the properties of precipitation from space.
Overview of Goddard virtual tour
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Learn about the life cycle of a satellite at Goddard Space Flight Center. This interactive 'tour' starts with the Idea phase and goes through the whole process ofa NASA satellite mission. This tour is an interesting introduction to the engineering process
Eyes on Earth Thumbnail
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View recent data for air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sea level, ozone, ice and water using an interactive viewer. You can also follow NASA's satellites and learn how they collect critical data about Earth's atmosphere, land, and oceans.
Thumbnail for satellite game
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You get to be the scientist in the "Build It Yourself: Satellite!" game! Choose what science your satellite will be used to study, and then decide what wavelengths, instruments, and optics will help you learn the most about the science you've chosen.
Thumbnail for GPM Constellation vidoe
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Animation that demonstrates the global coverage of the GPM Constellation of satellites.

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