COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Space, on a shoestring
Description: Ocean winds are an important part of weather systems, and in severe storms such as hurricanes they can inflict major damage. Short for "Rapid Scatterometer," RapidScat will monitor ocean winds from the vantage point of the International Space Station. It joins a handful of other satellite missions that make essential measurements used to forecast weather, hurricanes and to help us understand Earth's climate. [Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
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Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Publish Date: 8/26/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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