Clouds are the most obvious features appearing on satellite weather imagery. Close-up views reveal complex and delicate patterns, from crisscrossing streaks and oceanlike waves, to massive storm systems and eddies in the wakes of islands. To many, such as geologists, farmers, and fisherman, the clouds cover up the important information, but to meteorologists these cloud images supply useful and interesting data.


A Satellite for
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