Verner E. Suomi

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1915 – 1995

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Who was Verner E. Suomi?

Verner Edward "Vern" Suomi was an American educator, inventor, and scientist. He is considered the father of satellite meteorology. He invented the Spin Scan Radiometer, which for many years was the instrument on the GOES weather satellites that generated the time sequences of cloud images seen on television weather shows. The Suomi NPP polar orbiting satellite, launched in 2011, was named in his honor.

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Born
1915
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Education
  • University of Chicago
Died
Jul 30, 1995

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on July 23, 2013

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