The satellite picture is a tool we use in broadcast meteorology to show clouds and it is a relatively modern technology. The first weather satellite, Tiros I, was launched on April 1, 1960.
It took about 20 years, but by the early 1980s, the technology was developed to get those satellite images of clouds into our weather shows.
Weather satellites are geosynchronous, which means they are in o...
November 25, 2015 - 12:48am