Wisconsin’s Role in Geostationary Weather Satellites


Featuring: Tim Schmit ’85, MS’87, UW–Madison research satellite meteorologist, NOAA NESDIS STAR, and UW honorary fellow

Date: March 28, 2017

Time: 12:30–2 p.m.

Location: Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, Madison

Launch into an exciting time in satellite meteorology as the UW’s Tim Schmit ’85, MS’87 introduces you to the GOES-16 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite). Now in orbit and hailed as a game changer, the GOES-16 is designed to collect and transmit critical weather information faster — thus offering more accurate forecasts. Schmit, who’s been working on this project since the 1990s, will share his insights during this fascinating presentation as well as some of the first images to be transmitted from the GOES-16.

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