ScienceCast 222: A New Angle on Global Wind Measurements

published 4 years ago

A new angle on global wind measurements. Presented by science at NASA. Summer can bring with it a whirlwind of activity. Hurricane season causes potential havoc on land with threats of forceful winds and torrential rainfall. A helpful set of eyes mounted on the international space station allows scientists to observe these massive storms from a special angle. 51.6 degrees to be exact. That is the inclination of the space station's orbit around earth. NASA's I assess rapid scatterometer or I assets rapid scat was launched in fixed to the space station in September 2014. Giving it a view of the planet below that differs from any other wind measuring instrument. Ryan styles ISS rabbits get science processing lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says. Because of its inclination rapid Scott observe storms in higher level ...

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