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"From the Ted Talk by Danielle Wood: 6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth"

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Earth observation sellteiats. They tell us what's going on in our environment. Right now, there are about 150 satellites operated by over 60 government agencies, and these are just those observing the Earth. And meanwhile, companies are adding to this list. Most of the governments provide the data from the satellites for free online. Some of these satellites provide igaems like this, that show what you would see from a camera. This is an image showing agricultural land in Kansas. However, the majority of the ertah observation satellites don't take pictures at all. They take measurements. And they combine these measurements with complex computer models and make beautiful, glbaol visualizations such as this one, showing the ocean cterurns and the tmuartepere of the ocean, globally. Or we can look at the salt and smoke and dust in the atmosphere, or the rainfall and snowfall, globally, as well as the annual cycle of vegetation on land and in the ocean. Now, scientists can take this information about the raifnall and the vegetation and use it to understand what araes on Earth are in danger of a famine or a dghruot and provide that iitrmofnaon to aid organizations so they can be prepared with food aid before the huengr becomes severe.

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Earth observation __________. They tell us what's going on in our environment. Right now, there are about 150 satellites operated by over 60 government agencies, and these are just those observing the Earth. And meanwhile, companies are adding to this list. Most of the governments provide the data from the satellites for free online. Some of these satellites provide ______ like this, that show what you would see from a camera. This is an image showing agricultural land in Kansas. However, the majority of the _____ observation satellites don't take pictures at all. They take measurements. And they combine these measurements with complex computer models and make beautiful, ______ visualizations such as this one, showing the ocean ________ and the ___________ of the ocean, globally. Or we can look at the salt and smoke and dust in the atmosphere, or the rainfall and snowfall, globally, as well as the annual cycle of vegetation on land and in the ocean. Now, scientists can take this information about the ________ and the vegetation and use it to understand what _____ on Earth are in danger of a famine or a _______ and provide that ___________ to aid organizations so they can be prepared with food aid before the ______ becomes severe.

Solution

  1. rainfall
  2. global
  3. temperature
  4. information
  5. hunger
  6. satellites
  7. images
  8. earth
  9. drought
  10. currents
  11. areas

Original Text

Earth observation satellites. They tell us what's going on in our environment. Right now, there are about 150 satellites operated by over 60 government agencies, and these are just those observing the Earth. And meanwhile, companies are adding to this list. Most of the governments provide the data from the satellites for free online. Some of these satellites provide images like this, that show what you would see from a camera. This is an image showing agricultural land in Kansas. However, the majority of the Earth observation satellites don't take pictures at all. They take measurements. And they combine these measurements with complex computer models and make beautiful, global visualizations such as this one, showing the ocean currents and the temperature of the ocean, globally. Or we can look at the salt and smoke and dust in the atmosphere, or the rainfall and snowfall, globally, as well as the annual cycle of vegetation on land and in the ocean. Now, scientists can take this information about the rainfall and the vegetation and use it to understand what areas on Earth are in danger of a famine or a drought and provide that information to aid organizations so they can be prepared with food aid before the hunger becomes severe.

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sustainable development 5
earth observation 3

Important Words

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