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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_map

A weather map displays various meteorological features across a particular area at a particular point in time and has various symbols which all have specific meanings. Such maps have been in use since the mid-19th century and are used for research and weather forecasting purposes. Maps using isotherms show ...

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/Using_Satellites_and_Computers

1 Lesson Objectives; 2 Satellite Images; 3 Global Positioning System; 4 Computer-Generated Maps; 5 Lesson Summary; 6 Review Questions; 7 Vocabulary; 8 Points to Consider ... Explain how computers can be used to make maps. ... Today, we have satellites with many different types of instruments that orbit the Earth.

history.nasa.gov/SP-168/section1.htm

Below it is the associated weather map showing three active storm systems: from left to right, a very intense one in the North Pacific, one on the west coast of the United States, and .... As 1967 drew to a close, the link had been used to exchange conventional weather data and a few satellite cloudcover photographs per day.

www.geospatialworld.net/article/a-gis-application-for-weather-analysis-and-forecasting

Sep 1, 2009 ... Arc View to develop an application, for plotting, analysis, visualization, and interpretation of weather data, to serve as an aid in the prognostication of weather is ... Weather maps at different levels, or different days (past, present and future) can be superimposed and removed with the click of the mouse for ...

www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/fam2.shtml

Oct 19, 2017 ... The WPC is also co-located with NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS) Synoptic Analysis Branch (SAB). The SAB provides information on satellite trends which helps refine short range QPFs. Together, the SAB and Day 1 QPF desk at the WPC are known as the ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/AerialPhotos_SatImages/aerial.html

Satellites, including manned spacecraft, usually collect images from hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface while aircraft operate at altitudes from a few thousand to more than 60,000 feet. The altitude from which an image is taken and the physical characteristics of the sensor, such as the lens focal length in the case of ...

www.wunderground.com/prepare/understanding-radar

In addition, the radar image will not show echos from precipitation that lies outside the radar's beam, either because the precipitation is too high above the radar, or because it is so close to the .... Research programs frequently use such " dual Doppler" techniques to generate a full 3-D picture of the winds over a large area.

www.britannica.com/science/weather-forecasting

(The term synoptic is derived from the Greek word meaning “general or comprehensive view.”) The so-called synoptic weather map came to be the principal tool of 19th-century meteorologists and continues to be used today in weather stations and on television weather reports around the world. Since the mid-20th century, ...

water.weather.gov/precip

Jun 27, 2017 ... National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)