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Satellite technology for drought monitoring

using sattelite data

Consists of an artificial body placed in orbit round the earth which collects information or data by providing consistent observations at high spatial density with global coverage

Advantages / Benefits
Covers a wide area of earth or an entire country
Easy to install and to manage data from the ground
Used in wide variety of applications which go beyond weather forecasting (such as radio/TV signal broadcasting, global mobile communication and connecting remote areas)
Who's involved
Satellite manufacturers
Space agencies (governmental and private)
Private sector companies