As part of the David Elder series of lectures, Astrid Werkmeister from the University of Strathclyde will lead you through a discussion on how satellite data is used to observe climate change and to support sustainable development all over the world.
You will see, how satellites use camera-like instruments to take pictures of melting glaciers, hurricanes, and other catastrophic events, which are all related to climate change.
Astrid will also explain, how we can monitor the air’s temperature and greenhouse gases all over the world, so that we can actually say, whether these are rising or falling.
In order to understand how satellites work, Astrid will show you, how satellites are built, brought into space and how they stay there. You will learn how some of the instruments on satellites work and how they can be used to not only to watch climate change happening but also how they are already being used to help people on the ground lead a more sustainable life and adapt to climate change.