Morel, Pierre Office of Earth Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC.
- Optical imaging sensors
- Imaging microwave radiometers
- Sounding sensors
- Active sensors
- Bistatic systems
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Satellites dedicated to the observation of meteorological phenomena and atmospheric or surface properties used for weather forecasting. Operational meteorological satellites provide routine observations of weather conditions as well as an ever-expanding range of environmental properties, such as aerosol, dust and ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, ozone, and land vegetation cover. For this reason, they are known in the United States as operational environmental satellites. See also: Meteorology; Satellite (spacecraft); Satellite meteorology
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