Unformatted text preview: raindrops, it is “blocked” by heavy rain and less of it reaches the passive sensor. This image also demonstrates how microwave data like this come from low-earth orbit satellites that see “swaths” of Earth's surface as they orbit. Outside of the swath, visible imagery from a geostationary satellite is displayed. This sensor detects radiation emitted in the visible range of the EM spectrum (also in a passive manner) and is useful for showing clouds during daylight hours....
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- Summer '08
- Electromagnetic spectrum, Tropical cyclone, Rain, Hurricane Ike, microwave radiation, passive microwave sensor