New NASA satellite improves climate science

Why the VIIRS can help Earth's scientists with better weather data

For many people, NASA is all about outer space exploration, but they also do a lot of work looking back on Earth and its issues. NASA's latest video provides details on its Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (or VIIRS), which helps scientists collect critical climate data on a range of topics, from water temperature to hurricanes to forest fires. The VIIRS is part of the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), the prototype for the next generation of Earth-observing satellites that will monitor daily weather and long-term ozone levels.

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