ANSWERS TO REVIEW QUESTIONS
A1. Zero degrees (0°).
A2. Geostationary, earth-synchronous, or geosynchronous.
The satellites orbit is synchronized with the movement of the sun across the earths
Major changes in a satellites apogee and perigee positions are caused by the shape of
the earth, and the gravitational pull of the earth, sun, and moon.
Atmospheric sounders provide vertical temperature and moisture profiles, and
atmospheric stability data.
Geostationary satellites are ideal for making large-scale, frequent observations over
a fixed geographical area
A9. GOES East.
Because of their relatively low-altitude orbits, polar-orbiting satellites provide higher
resolution data than geostationary satellites. They also provide imagery for the high-
latitude and polar regions.
2700 km (1500 nmi).
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC).
A16. The sensor with 1 kilometer spatial resolution.
A17. The cold object.
A18. Longwave radiation.
Infrared imagery is available day and night. It is also an excellent tool for
oceanographic analysis and is also helpful for identtfiing upper-level features.
Relatively light gray shades.
A24. Water vapor imagery produces better definition of the moisture distribution and
circulation patterns in the upper atmosphere.
A25. An enhanced satellite image provides better definition, which allows the user to view