NASA renames NPP satellite after Wisconsin's late Prof. Suomi!

Posted: 2012-01-25

WASHINGTON -- NASA has renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite in 
honor of the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of 
Wisconsin who is recognized widely as "the father of satellite 
meteorology." The announcement was made Jan. 24 at the annual meeting of 
the American Meteorological Society in New Orleans.