Lab_3_SP20 Answer.pdf - ATMS 120 Spring 2020 Name and NetID William Henderson wh10 Lab#3 Satellite and Radar Analysis Due Tuesday 11:59PM Part#1

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ATMS 120: Spring 2020 © 2020 Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Name and NetID: William Henderson wh10 Lab #3: Satellite and Radar Analysis Due Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 11:59PM Part #1 Satellites and Weather Radar Matching 1 point each Answer the following questions by selecting from the list below: 1.Infrared Satellite Imagery 2.Visible Satellite Imagery 3.Radar Reflectivity Imagery 4.Radar Radial Velocity Imagery 1.It is a clear day at noon after a large winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow. What type of imagery would I look at to determine the how much of the ground is covered in snow? Visible Imagery 2.I am at Opening Day for the St. Louis Cardinals and weather reports from the morning hinted at the possibility of rain during the game. What type of imagery would I monitor to know if the game could be delayed by rain? Radar Reflectivity 3.It is the middle of the night and my phone wakes me up altering me of a tornado warning for my location. What type of imagery would I examine to see if there was strong rotation within the storm approaching my location? 4.What type of imagery would allow me to estimate rainfall rates associated with a hurricane? 5.It is 2AM local time in the Philippines and Super Typhoon Mangkhut is offshore by 300 miles and heading toward my city. What type of imagery would I use to examine the size and extent of Super Typhoon Mangkhut in this situation? Part #2 New Polar Orbing Satellite: MAIA 5 points University of Illinois Atmospheric Sciences Professor Larry Di Girolamo is a lead scientist who helped design the new MAIA (Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols) instrument that will be launched into space very soon! This satellite will follow a sun-synchronous, polar orbit at an altitude of 700 km above Earth’s surface. It will complete one orbit around Earth every 99 minutes and provide spectacular high resolution satellite imagery of Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Please solve for the orbital velocity (in mph) of the MAIA satellite in its circular orbit around Earth.

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