Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) describes the Aeolus mission, which will provide scientists with global wind measurements that can be used to improve weather forecasting.
Winds basically redistribute heat energy across our planet. Combined with the Earth’s rotation, this process is what causes weather patterns and makes Earth suitable for life.
The Aeolus satellite will capture global wind profiles in almost real time.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency