Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Meteorological Satellites

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Abstract

Apart from meteorological satellites operated by the United States and Europe, satellites have also been launched and operated by Russia, China, Japan, and India, contributing to global environmental and atmospheric observations. These weather satellites operate in low-Earth orbits, polar orbits, and geostationary orbits. On a collective basis, they provide invaluable information to meteorologists and climatologists for a range of applications, such as weather forecasts and natural disaster monitoring.

Keywords

Dust Microwave Chlorophyll Europe Ozone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Geography and Environmental MgtUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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