Advanced Satellite Products Branch (in Madison, Wisconsin)
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Tim Schmit works at the Advanced Satellite Products
Branch within NOAA's NESDIS Office of Research and Applications located in
Madison, WI. 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 GOES-R. Tim has extensive experience
with data and deriving products from the current GOES imager and sounder data.
Tim's interest on GOES-R is truly end-to-end, from the instruments, downlink,
calibration, re-broadcast, distribution, archive/access, visualization, product
generation, validations and applications. Tim got his Master's degree from the
University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1987.
Current GOES Sounder Algorithm Development. Have helped in developing
a number of operational products from the current GOES Sounder. Examples include
cloud-top information and retrievals of atmospheric profiles and products such
as Total Precipitable Water.
Future Geostationary Imager. Some of Tim's GOES-R Imager activities
include: helping to define the early NOAA Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) TRD –
Technical Requirements Documents, ABI band selection and definitions, ABI
simulations using a myriad of satellite data, being a co-chair of both the AWG
imagery and soundings teams.
Future Geostationary Sounder. Some GOES-R Sounder activities included:
helping to define the early NOAA (then called the ABS, now called the HES) TRD –
Technical Requirements Documents, HES trade-off studies, co-led a NOAA data
compression group, and is a member of various committees.