Today I will be talking about the differences between radar and satellite weather technologies.
Satellite weather technology uses pictures taken from a weather satellite to determine cloud cover and global weather systems. This allows meteorologists to look at the global weather systems to more accurately predict local weather. In essence, weather satellites would be used to look at the global weather to help predict local weather while radar would look at nearby local weather to predict upcoming local weather. (Did I say weather enough in that sentence? These blogs are getting monotonous... :() You can see a picture of North America taken from a weather satellite on the above.
Radar weather technology uses radar stations to generate a weather map of the local region. This weather map, complete with the moisture content of the clouds, helps meteorologists determine what the short-term local weather is going to be like. You can see a time lapse of hurricane sandy from a weather satellite below, along with a 7 month time lapse of US weather radar images. Sorry, couldn't find one for Canada.
Hey, Luke T here. Found out that I was supposed to be blogging about the weather for my Science a week before it ended. Yeah. My fault though, didn't even start work on the course till I was supposed to be three months through it. Ooopsy.