The Environmental Satellite: What It Means for Man

  • Robert M. White
Part of the Nobel Symposium Committee (1975) book series (NOFS, volume 31)


The 1975 Nobel Symposium has posed for its theme a very large topic: the impact on mankind of space science and the applications satellite. The satellite is one of the most glamorous triumphs of modern technology, and I venture to say that none of the participants in this Symposium will ever lose his sense of wonder that man can loft a large piece of hardware thousands, or tens of thousands, of kilometers into the atmosphere and place it in orbit around his own planet. But however awesome the achievement, the satellite by itself is just that: a piece of hardware. What is important is how it is used, and the final justification of the satellite is its ability to serve man in beneficial ways.


Weather Forecast Solid Earth Geostationary Satellite Severe Storm Meteorological Satellite 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. White
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  1. 1.National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUSA

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