Aeolus mission will improve weather forecasting • Earth.com

Aeolus mission will improve weather forecasting

08-17-2018


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

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