Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Another Satellite Post: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)

Satellites are pretty cool, and NASA keeps coming with new ideas and technologies that will help meteorologists. These satellites in particular, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), will be used to measure winds at the ocean surface and in hurricanes. How will this work? CYGNSS uses GPS signals that are constantly bouncing off the ground! This small constellation of satellites receives the GPS signals and from how distorted these signals are it can determine how fast the winds are blowing at the surface. Cool! Read more about this satellite here: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/category/cygnss/?src=eoa-features

A Single Cygnss Satellite

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