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How high is an Earth observing satellite? (infographic)

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This infographic is designed to help students get a handle on the scales involved when dealing with Earth observation satellites, as well as linking this to the structure of the atmosphere. It’s different from the usual structure of the atmosphere diagrams as it’s focused on Earth observation. Since it is a scalable vector graphic, you can zoom right in to some items that are to scale (the tallest tree, the space shuttle and the ISS, for instance, are shown on the same scale).

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  • Very interesting! Only one thing: while zooming in or out, the image scrolled as well, making me lose track of the point I was reading. It is a minor issue, and it may be due to my computer, but I’ll let you know anyways.

    Thank you!

  • This is very useful, but as Federico pointed out, there is a problem with the zoom functionality.

  • This graphic is really useful! thank you so much.=)

  • I red your book “Introduction to microwave remote sensing”, it was very clear, and the infographic follow the same path. Congratulations