Suomi, Verner

Suomi, Verner (Edward)

(1915–  ) meteorologist; born in Eveleth, Minn. Inventor of the Spinscan weather satellite camera (1963), he began as a Minnesota public school teacher (1938–42). At the University of Wisconsin: Madison (1948) he helped found the Space Science and Engineering Center in 1967 and helped develop the man-computer interactive data access system (McIDAS).