Lesson 1: AssessmentMeteorological Satellite Orbits
Read the background material in this lesson.
Name a specific weather system that would be advantageous to observe using a geostationary satellite. Explain your reasoning.
What weather conditions would a LEO satellite provide useful observations? Explain your reasoning.
Use McIDAS to access an infrared image. Identify three weather features on this image and briefly discusee these features in an accompanying document. The purpose of this exercise is to assure that you all know how to print out documents and can get the data. Here are some McIDAS commands that might be of help, also see your 'cheat sheet' on McIDAS commands.
IMGLIST EASTL/CONUS FORM=BAND
IMGDISP EASTL/CONUS BAND=4 STATION=KMSN