Environment

SATELLITES MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENT

SATELLITES CAN…
SensorMeasureEarth Observation satellites provide data on atmospheric composition using wide range wavelengths built into the satellite to detect the different potential pollutants in the air.
Ice CapsThe European Space Agency has a dedicated satellite that measures changes in ice across the Earth. The satellite uses radar technology.
Measure WaterSea levels have been measured by satellites since 1992 on a global basis using satellite altimeters.
CropSatellites can detect the differences between the textual and chemical properties of the land.
fishSatellites can detect boats fishing illegally and report them, helping to ensure long-term sustainability of fish stocks.
WaterWater sources can be detected from satellites, and satellites can measure the chemical composition of the water. 
Land useSatellites can detect the unique textual, chemical and typography of the land.
Satellites can monitor large and small areas of land to identify differences in soil, moisture and chemicals.Natural Habitats
AlertScientists can create automatic alerts to highlight when pollution is high using data from satellites. 
Monitoring the environment

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ONE MILLION TONNES OF PLASTIC ENDS UP IN THE SEA EACH YEAR

OTHER 3.1%
env_otherSHRUBLAND, BUSHLAND, HEATHLAND 5.4%
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CONIFEROUS WOODLAND 5.8%
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BROADLEAVED/MIXED/YEW WOODLAND 6%
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OPEN WETLANDS 11.5%
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URBAN AREAS 11.6%
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SEMI-NATURAL GRASSLAND 17%
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CULTIVATED GRASS 17.7%
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PASTURES 22%
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EVERY HOUR
AN AREA EQUIVALENT TO
160
FOOTBALL PITCHES
OF NATURAL HABITAT IS
DESTROYED

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