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addition, satellites have a data-collection system (DCS) that relays data on numerous environmental variables from ground platforms or ocean buoys to processing centres; GOES can also transmit processed satellite images in facsimile, and the NOAA polar orbiters have an automatic picture transmission (APT) system that is used at about 1000 stations worldwide.

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