Discussion and conclusions

The clearly surface manifestations and accurate location of the mesoscale cyclones, frontal boundaries, wavelike disturbances on the fronts, mesoscale convective cells and rolls, etc. were found on many Envisat ASAR images of the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Surface imprints of the atmospheric features can indicate wind direction needed for wind speed retrieval with C-band SCAT model CMOD4 or CMOD5.

AMSR-E retrievals showed the distinct features in the fields of total cloud liquid water content and total atmospheric water vapor content correlated with MODIS visible/infrared images and radar signatures. The MC areas were characterized by appearance of water clouds with low and moderate Q values 0.05-0.25 kg/m2 and by the higher V values against the surrounding areas. The frontal structure of the

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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