Climatology  » Satellite Observations of Climate Systems

While multiple methods provide clues to past climates, satellite observations offer the most comprehensive and cost effective means to monitor global and regional climate systems in the 21st century..

This lesson will highlight how satellites help scientists study climate systems and climate change by monitoring:

  • Global Warming
  • Glacial retreat
  • Artic sea-ice thining
  • Reductions in snow cover
  • Rises in Sea Level
  • Desertification
  • Urban Heat Islands
  • Changes in Growing seasons
  • Ice cover duration on in-land lakes

Time requirement

This lesson will take about 40 minutes to complete