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Earth Patrol

Aims

  • To show how satellites in orbit around the Earth have revolutionised our understanding of our own planet.
  • To describe the benefits of satellites for: global communications; monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, weather and oceans; navigation; land use; and agriculture.
  • To outline some of the techniques of 'remote sensing' used by satellites to obtain information about the Earth.
  • To give examples of some environmental problems on Earth and how satellites are used to monitor them.