Friday, April 02, 2010
Very First Satelllite Photo Anniversary
Try forecasting with an image like this in 2010. It was 50 years ago when TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) sent the first images of cloud cover over the United States. The mission last only 78 days but the data proved incredibly valuable in developing future satellites to enhance weather prediction. Imagine hurricane forecasting without satellite technology?
FULL STORY HERE FROM NOAA