TIROS-1 (short for Television and Infrared Observation Satellite) was the first weather satellite, and provided the first satellite imagery of Earth.
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gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.
study of the Earth's atmosphere.
amount of sky covered with clouds.
(singular: datum) information collected during a scientific study.
to predict, especially the weather.
to know the outcome of a situation in advance.
state of the atmosphere, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, and cloudiness.
repeating or predictable changes in the Earth's atmosphere, such as winds, precipitation, and temperatures.
instrument that orbits the Earth to track weather and patterns in the atmosphere.