The Most Important Instrument You've Never Heard Of

  • Released Thursday, October 7, 2021
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The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. This little-known tool affects our daily lives and helps us understand our weather and climate. Orbiting 512 miles over our head on a pair of sister satellites, ATMS helps improve weather forecasts and confirms that our climate is changing.

This video is a teaser for an in-depth storymap on the life-changing contributions of microwave sounders. The story is here:


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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