2-11: Satellite Observations of the Earth/Atmosphere/Ocean/Biosphere

Importance of this Unit to the Course

A brief overview of the locations and capabilities of and different type of measurements made by satellites will provide an understanding of different images and datasets on the ocean, land, clouds, atmosphere, and ice that have been given in previous units.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)
    • None

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading