Together with Robert Parent, in 1965 Suomi founded the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. From this came the first satellite to provide weather satellite imagery from a geostationary orbit was the Applications Technology Satellite (ATS-1), launched on 6 December 1966, that included a Spin Scan Radiometer.
Suomi led the development of the Man-computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS), starting in 1972, for displaying the images produced by his satellites such as SMS-1 in 1974 (see link below).
Colorado State University Professor Richard Johnson to Receive the American Meteorological Society Verner E. Suomi Award
Oct 31, 2012; FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 29 -- Colorado State University issued the following press release: Richard Johnson, Colorado State...