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How do we study Climate? 

NOAA satellites collect information about the land, oceans, and atmosphere that help us understand the Earth’s long-term climate. They monitor weather patterns, greenhouse gases, vegetation health, the extent of sea and polar ice, flooding, ocean acidification, coral reef bleaching, desertification, wildlife migratory patterns, and many other environmental indicators. 

Additionally, improvements to satellite sensors, computing speed, and storage capacity has revolutionized the study of climate and are paving the way to learn even more for the future. 

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Climate is an area's long-term weather patterns. What is the climate like where you live?


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