NASA makes breakthrough in weather forecasting

The phrase as unpredictable as the weather may need a facelift after NASA launched their latest weather satellite into space.
By Harry Marcolis | Nov 22, 2016
The phrase as unpredictable as the weather may need a facelift after NASA launched their latest weather satellite into space.

In the past NASA satellites have only been able to predict accurately the weather only 30 minutes ahead. All the rest is done by schematics, estimations, and weather patterns.

But the new satellite is bound to be more accurate as NASA says they will be able to see the weather change on the spot and hence be able to read better into it.

The satellite will also comprise of a wide range of cameras able to give NASA a different reading. NASA also says that their new satellite will also help prevent major weather disasters such as cyclones and tornadoes.

One of the cameras will be able to read a build in air pressure and hence predict such natural phenomena. NASA has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who are believed to have been testing the satellite for the past six months.

"Now we see weather as it's happening as opposed to weather that happened 15-30 minutes ago, so that's a dramatic change," said NOAA senior scientist Steven Goodman. "And we have higher resolution than we had beforewe have four times the spatial resolution, and that lets us see features we've never been able to resolve with our low resolution image that we have today."

Both NASA and NOAA agree that the satellite will change weather forecasting, make it faster and more accurate.

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