Describes the various instruments that scientists use to collect weather data.
This video explains how we use satellites to help predict the weather, along with weather balloons, weather stations, and local ground observers.
Reviews the various instruments that scientists use to collect weather data.
Satellites and other modern technological devices have improved weather forecasting tremendously in the past 25 years. The ability to more accurately predict the weather saves billions of dollars each year.
Weather forecasts beyond a week or two are mid-range forecasts. They must take into consideration other factors like ocean temperature and greenhouse gas content. In 2013, the active hurricane season that was predicted was completely incorrect.