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But all of the instruments and NASA's earth observing system moos has proven to be one of the most versatile.
Producing both groundbreaking science and compelling images up.
The moderate resolution imaging spectrum radeon that are on both -- -- satellite.
Has changed the way we look at our atmosphere and oceans and.
Notice -- the wave going.
Ranged covered more physical.
Properties of the environment that it can monitor.
It measured in Dallas -- or fifty meters size.
Can't tackle football fields in size.
And hit me anymore spectral bands to study more aspect of the ocean biology and -- and fires and it was.
Advance -- capabilities and for a long time in the the US community.
It was referred to as the quintessential instrument of the US is that you're more things for people -- disciplines to any other single instrument.
-- -- it is not surprisingly.
Incredibly important for understanding whether -- And until notice came along it was commonly accepted that at any given time to earth is about 50% covered by -- The data from the instrument -- cloud cover was actually closer to 70%.
Most can also measure the temperature in height of clothes and differentiate between clouds composed of liquid water.
-- -- -- -- -- -- also monitors the world's oceans measuring sea surface temperature ocean color and clarity.
And the basis of the marine food chain played a point.
Most very good job of getting this biological.
Of course -- -- Which follows -- like an ocean currents and conceived me.
The seasonal variation on me.
Things -- the biological productivity of the notion this is important because that is biologically but since this takes carbon dioxide out.
This is oxygen part -- so does that sink for carbon that we -- and put in the atmosphere.
Notice also looks at the -- monitoring fire's -- -- change in various measures of the Earth's Clinton.
That's been used for a long time to monitor.
The growth of vegetation the seasonal cycle and how it changes years a year when it's due to droughts -- will mean you know.
Or spread of the Sahara.
But it's a very good index to monitor.
The versatility moments because it measures leniency in in -- Contributes to the wealth of information being revealed by the top of mission.
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