The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Polar Operational Environmental Satellite
Definition: (Aka POES) These are NOAA satellites that have been collecting sea-surface temperature and atmospheric data for over 22 years.

20 years of POES data

The following animation is a compilation of POES data from January 1985 to January 2007 — note the changes in seasonal sea-ice cover.



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