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Satellite data helps predict the impacts of climate change

06-01-2021


Satellite data helps predict the impacts of climate change Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes how satellite data is being used to monitor the far-reaching impacts of climate change.

The projects are coordinated by the ESA Climate Office, which works with 450 scientists and Earth observation experts to generate high-quality data on key components of the climate.

The ESA Climate Change Initiative takes this data and transforms it into observations that help scientists predict long-term trends associated with global warming, such as shrinking ice cover and rising sea levels. 

Climate Change also  includes all the variations in the climate that go on a lot longer than other individual weather events, therefore the term climate change only refers to those variations that persist for a longer period of time usually a decade or more. In addition to the general meaning in which “climate change” may refer to any time in Earth’s history, the term is also known used to describe the current climate change now underway. In the time since the Industrial Revolution, the climate has increasingly been affected by human activities that are causing global warming and climate change. Therefore showing in the video above is the Satellite data helps predict the impacts of climate change and the affects of what takes place.

Video Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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