OF GEOSTATIONARY ORBITS
observations over a given area (constant view
Get high temporal
resolution data. GOES E and W can give you
a temporal resolution of 1 minute!! Hence,
GOES E and W can effectively monitor the severe
weather environment and track severe storms and
hurricanes in real time.
DISADVANTAGES OF GEOSTATIONARY ORBITS
Due to the high
orbit, the spatial resolution of the data is not
as great as for the polar orbiting satellites
resolution in the polar regions (parallax).
We will talk more about this later.