Satellite Technology for Earth Monitoring

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What inspired the ecological movement according to the text?

First color images of Earth from space

Which technology aids in weather forecasting and agricultural monitoring according to the text?

Radar imaging

What do altimetry measurements track according to the text?

Sea level rise and ocean circulation patterns

Which program operates a fleet of spacecraft for monitoring Earth's changes?

European Copernicus program

Where was the new satellite Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich dedicated to measuring sea level rise calibrated?

Greece

Why was Gavdos chosen as the site for the new transponder system according to the text?

Strategic location for satellite comparisons and calibration

What is the main focus of the European Copernicus program mentioned in the text?

Measuring sea level rise

What role does the upgraded system on Crete play in relation to satellite Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich?

Calibrating sea level measurement instruments

What environmental aspect do altimetry measurements primarily focus on?

Sea level rise

Why is Gavdos considered an ideal location for the new transponder system?

Its strategic position for satellite comparisons

What distinguishes Professor Martikas' calibration system development on Crete?

Creation of a unique transponder prototype

Study Notes

  • First color images of Earth from space inspired the ecological movement, leading to satellite images becoming essential for survival.
  • Satellites in space provide different views of Earth through visible, thermal infrared, and radar imaging, aiding in weather forecasting and agricultural monitoring.
  • Altimetry measurements track sea level rise and ocean circulation patterns, providing crucial evidence of environmental changes.
  • The European Copernicus program operates a fleet of spacecraft for monitoring Earth's changes and providing accurate data for sea level measurements.
  • Professor Martikas and his team on the Greek island of Crete developed a unique calibration system for satellites, including a prototype mechanism called the transponder.
  • The upgraded system on Crete now calibrates the new satellite Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich, dedicated to measuring sea level rise with improved resolution.
  • Gavdos, a small island off Europe, was chosen as the site for the new transponder system due to its strategic location for satellite comparisons and calibration.

Explore the role of satellites in monitoring Earth's changes and providing essential data for weather forecasting, agricultural monitoring, and tracking sea level rise. Learn about the European Copernicus program and Professor Martikas' team on the Greek island of Crete.

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