Dust in the Wind
Satellites are important tools for tracking and studying aerosol particles in the atmosphere made of dust, smoke from wildfires, and volcanic ash. These types of particles can not only affect human health and safety but can also affect the weather and climate by cooling or warming the Earth as well as enhancing or preventing cloud formation. Collectively, these phenomena are monitored by special sensors onboard our geostationary satellites.
How we track each one
More Articles on Fire, Dust, and Ash
Taken on August 10th, 2013 by the Landsat-8…August 10, 2013
The Suomi NPP satellite captured an amazing image…June 27, 2013
One orbit, or about 90 minutes, after passing…August 29, 2012