Published on May 5th, 2016 | by Joshua New0
Tracking 15 Years of Cloud Cover
Researchers from EarthEnv, an environmental data research group, have published a data set compiling 15 years of remote-sensing data about cloud coverage for the entire planet at a 1-kilometer resolution. The data comes from NASA’s moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite which images the entire Earth every one-to-two days. By better understanding cloud coverage trends, researchers can make more accurate predictions about changes in ecosystems throughout the world.