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The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)


University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-7435


Dr. Tristan L’Ecuyer

Research Themes

  • Satellite Research and Applications - to support weather analysis and forecasting by developing, evaluating, and analyzing new and innovative satellite products and guiding their transition into NOAA operations
  • Satellite Sensors and Techniques - to characterize sensor performance, provide long-term calibration, specify instrument characteristics for future satellite imagers and sounders, derive data products that support situational awareness and meteorological applications using cloud computing and machine learning approaches
  • Environmental Models and Satellite Data Assimilation - to increase the utilization of satellite data in nowcasting, operational weather analysis and prediction, and atmospheric chemistry models through advanced assimilation techniques
  • Outreach and Education - to engage the workforce of the future in understanding and using environmental satellite observations for the benefit of an informed society

Award Details

First 5-Year Award Second 5-Year Award
Award Number NA20NES4320003

Award Period July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025
Award Amount $150,000,000
Performance Progress Reports

CI Review by SAB Scheduled for 2024
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