Satellite Images


Assessment Questions

  1. Describe what type of cloud or phenomena might be present when visible and IR images of the same area indicate:

    • Both images show a dark cloud
    • Both images show a bright white cloud
    • Visible images show a white cloud & IR shows a dark cloud
    • Visible shows a dark cloud and IR depicts a white cloud

  2. When using a water vapor image, what does the darker areas indicate?

  3. What might be the cause of a continuous dark area in a meandering snakelike pattern on a water vapor image that extends from coast to coast over North America?

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