Tim Schmit (vita) works within NOAA's NESDIS Center of Satellite Applications and Research located in Madison, WI. Tim has been recognized as an international expert in the field of geostationary remote sensing. Tim's experience with satellite data and processing covers a number of areas, including calibration, simulations and algorithms for processing satellite data into meteorological/environmental information and has a lead role in some of the science applications for the GOES-R series. Tim has extensive experience with data and deriving products from the legacy GOES imager and sounder data. Tim's interest on GOES-R series is truly end-to-end, from the instruments, downlink, calibration, re-broadcast, distribution, archive/access, visualization, product generation, validations, education, outreach and applications.
Tim had a lead role in the band selection for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-R. When Tim began working on the ABI in 1999, it only had 8 spectral bands, yet a long list of requirements. Now it has 16 bands. To better prepare for the ABI, Tim was instrumental in the acquisition of special "Super Rapid Scan" 1-minute GOES-14 data from the imager between 2012 and 2016. In addition, Tim has played a key science role during the on-obit check-outs of GOES-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Tim is the chair of two Algorithm Working Group (AWG) teams: imagery and soundings. Tim has published over 100 journal articles, several book chapters, and co-edited a book, all associated with some aspect of GOES.
Tim got his Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1987 working with Professor Young and Dr. D. Martin.
Tim worked at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) for 9 years prior to joining NOAA/NESDIS in April 1996. Since then, his research has pursued numerous avenues related to satellite-based data, user-readiness, products and applications:
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