Satellite Match Frequently Asked Questions

1). Why do you need ground observations matched to satellite data?

2). Why does my observation differ from data retrieved from the satellite?

3). We don't agree on cloud height...

4). Why do satellites not report the same information categories as a ground observer?

5). Why did I receive a Satellite Match Email?

6). How long after I submit my observation can I expect a Satellite Match?

7). How much of the sky should we be looking at?

8). We thought that cumulus must be opaque because no sunlight can pass through something bright white. Is this true?

9). Is there any relationship between the type of clouds and the time of the day?

10). What are the red dots on the MODIS satellite picture?

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