How Well Can You Predict Tomorrow's Weather?
ES2013  Movies of Satellite Images

Many types of satellite imagery are available to help predict the weather. Satellites can provide information about temperature, the amount of water vapor in the air, cloud height, and wind speed.

Animating a series of satellite images is particularly useful in weather prediction. The pattern and direction of weather movement over time become obvious, and forecasters can project observed patterns into the future.

  !   Click the image to see the animation. Use the slider or buttons to examine separate frames.

Movie made from a series of infrared GOES 10 satellite images. This movie, and the maps shown on the previous two pages, are all for the same time period.

3. Describe the motion of clouds around the low-pressure area located over northeastern North America. (The northeast is visible in the upper-right corner of the images)

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