Satellites reveal how Earth’s systems are interconnected Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes Earth’s interconnected systems, and how this network is affected by rising temperatures.
During 2020, average global temperatures matched the hottest year on record. The hurricane season was also record-breaking, with many of the storms intensifying at extraordinary speeds. Hot water in the ocean is fuel for hurricanes. Also Satellites can be used to pick up messages transmitted straight up and rebroadcast them straight down at the intended point. Satellites are used to pick up messages transmitted and broadcasted in order to track and sent to receive data. Therefore it can be used to track climate, weather and other possible data out there. Video shown above Satellites reveal how Earth’s systems are interconnected.
According to NASA, dust swept up from Northern Africa plays a major role in the formation of hurricanes, and is also a key source of fertilization in the Amazon rainforest. As a result of climate change, dust plumes are expected to decline, which will have an effect on vegetation far away.
Images from satellites show how the world’s plant life is affected by natural disasters, fires, and deforestation. Satellites also reveal how widespread changes in vegetation impact waterways, the climate, air quality.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer