April 2022 Highlight- CIMSS SpotlightApril 29, 2022
The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) has partnered with the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 1980. One of 17 NOAA cooperative institutes across the nation, CIMSS’s primary mission is “to advance the use of meteorological satellite data to enable [NOAA] to meet the nation’s weather and climate needs”. This is accomplished through a combination of research and development of new satellite products, creating new sensors and measuring techniques, development of new models, data assimilation, and outreach and education efforts. CIMSS is a part of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC).
One of the education and outreach tools used by CIMSS is their Satellite Blog, highlighting and explaining current weather events through satellite images. When the skies are clearer, there is usually a discussion on the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Most images are created via sources within CIMSS or SSEC, featuring many of the products and software available through CIMSS. Fans of satellite imagery will certainly find interest in these near-daily articles on satellite meteorology and the work done by our fabulous partners in research.