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 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 and 15. Tim is
the chair of two Algorithm Working Group (AWG) teams: imagery and soundings.
Tim has published over 80 journal articles, and one book chapter, all
associated with some aspect of GOES.
GOES-16/17/T/U Imagers: Some of Tim's GOES-R
(now 16) 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 member of various committees. Tim is the chair of both the Imagery and Sounding AWG teams.
Current/Legacy GOES Imager and Sounder Algorithm Development: Have helped in
developing a number of products from the current GOES Imager. One example is
the Clear Sky Brightness Temperature (CSBT) that global numerical modelers
are using to better depict upper-level moisture. Another is the GOES Imager
cloud-top information product. Have helped in
developing a number of products from the current GOES Sounder. Examples
include cloud-top information and retrievals of atmospheric
profiles and products such as Total
ABI Education/Training/Outreach: Helped in
developing a number of webapps and on-line
(and in person) training regarding the ABI.
Future Geostationary Sounder: GOES-R series 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 the NOAA data compression group.