espere ACCENT online magazine
Printer friendly version of this page
Home    ACCENT Educ.    Science    Encyclopaedia    es    ru    fr    de    it    cn   
Climate Change classes 1
UQ 3 May 07 Cars and ozone
UQ 2 Mar 07 Urban air
Climate change 2007 IPCC special
UQ 1 Nov Dec 06 Particles in air
Special: Oct. 2006 Communication
Nr 10 Sept. 2006 Africa's emissions
Nr 9 July 06 Air traffic
Special: June 06 Climate summit
Nr 8 April 2006 Ozone & N2 cycle
Nr 7 March 2006 Climate modeling
Nr 6 Feb. 2006 acid rain
Nr 5 Jan. 2006 oceanic sulfur
Special: Nov 05 Ozzy Ozone
Nr 4 Oct. 2005 light/satellites
R: The view from space
C: Observing light
A: Activities
Sheet 1
Sheet 2
Sheet 3
L: Links
I: Information for teachers
Special: Sept 05 Cyclones
Nr 3 Sept. 2005 methane/energy
Special: July 05 Greenhouse Earth
Nr 2 June 2005 forest/aerosols
No 1 May 2005 vegetation/CO2

Download: Worksheet "Satellites" (powerpoint)
Worksheet "Satellites" (PDF)

My satellite is hanging lopsided ...

What will be the right position for the satellite if we want to carry out measurements in the NADIR or LIMB mode? Where do the rays come from? Can you make a correct drawing and fill in the gaps in the text? Print out the PDF-Version of the worksheet for this purpose, either in colour or black and white.

Many simplified sketches give us a wrong idea about the thickness of the atmosphere. Here we had to make one section thicker than it is so that you are able to draw the rays. One of the most fascinating images of our planet is the "Blue Marble" in the NASA Earth Observatory. Here you can see how thin the atmosphere is in reality:
 Blue Marble Homepage

 Western Hemisphere (JPG 580 K)  -   Eastern Hemisphere (JPG 520 K)


Worksheet Satellites



last updated 21.06.2006 | © ACCENT - Atmospheric Composition Change 2013