Episode 105

While the debate of “model wars” continues into the new decade, the satellite technology that the United States has advanced over the years is second-to-none! Being able to see the atmosphere from a top-down view has changed the way that meteorologists around the world can forecast the daily weather. They can see where severe storms are to provide up-to-the-second forecasts in order to keep people safe. Today’s guest is Dan Lindsey. He’s a research scientist at NOAA and he was at the forefront of one of the latest major satellite launches, the GOES-16 geostationary satellite.