Remote sensing technology allows the gathering of data depicting a variety of meteorological parameters, for example radiation, surface temperature, wind fields, clouds, precipitation, water vapour and gas emissions like carbon dioxide, methan or ozone. (Thies and Bendix, 2011)
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