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Originally posted by saturnus1962
So, if it was to happen? The first question would be, would it been made visible thru media? I strongly think government would do everything to keep it from being broadcasted. Not (only) because they would feel threathed, but they would not want the world to believe there is ANYTHING they can not control.
The down-side to using the polar orbiters is that you tend to have a patch-work (cloud discontinuity) effect owing to temporal mismatches and drastically different viewing angles compared with the geostationary data.
Originally posted by tracehd1
I'm amazed @ certain people on this thread that appear 2 b soooo Smart that they keep coming back to show us how smart they really r! Some 1 started this thread because they had a curiosity, a question concerning certain images they found on google earth. No questions are stupid....that's the way I was raised. It's stupid not ask for the answer. A couple people here feel their IQ is way above this thread and make it quite clear to the rest of us. I'm a professional Motorcycle rider...I do not put down those that are just learning to ride..etc... everyone's got to start somewhere...at least they're trying..right? If u'r position is that google is stitching pieces together..hence what we see...state it, be nice about it...and go about your highIQ way! Simply...if you feel u'r to smart for the rest of us..why come back to tell us? Let us..with IQ's @80 and lower discuss what we wish to discuss, find answers for...what we wish to find answers for. All the smart people can start a threads on how to stop global warming.... or..how to fix our present economy... If you did that...I'm sure some us that are 80 and below will learn great things!!! HELL...if you fixed those problems you'd be HERO's... instead, u come here to put us down for asking a question...errrr whose the stupid ones................................... ?
Originally posted by star in a jar
But how are we going to know if the North Pole is melting, or if Antarctica is growing in size or shrinking??
Originally posted by CaptainMurphy
Finally! All the proof I need to debunk this (not that all of your contributions weren't fantastic...but I don't really understand much science jargon so it didn't help me )
I found this site www.barnabu.co.uk...
this guy has been keeping monthly cloud coverage for the past few years from GE. If you go back to OCT 2007 you WILL see the octagon shape IS there and that this is NOT a new 'phenomenon'.
This just appears to be another case of people seeing what they want to see.
The weather satellites which provide the data for this global composite image aren't able to observe the polar regions because they're in equatorial orbits and the extreme North and South latitudes are so oblique the images aren't adequate to resolve clouds. So, data for those regions are missing and shown as black. To know what's going on there, you have to go there yourself:
The polygonal shape is due to the process of composition of data from several satellites observing the Earth from different longitudes in geosynchronous orbit.
You will also occasionally see odd-shaped black stripes and patches in other areas of the globe. These are due to data drop-outs from the satellites, where data for that region did not arrive in time for the SSEC at the University of Wisconsin (which is the source for the weather map data used by Earth and Moon Viewer) to prepare the map.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. -- Plutarch
Originally posted by tarifa37
reply to post by zorgon
Good idea, there is one more obvious reason why there are not 2000 mile long ships cloaked sitting above the earth,"SHADOWS" those ships if real would blot out the sun (cloaked or not).There would be huge shadows on earth where day would become night. Think about how shadows are always much larger than the object that cast them.