Space Science and Engineering Center

Positioned within the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, SSEC is a research and development center focusing on geophysical research and technology to enhance our understanding of the atmosphere of Earth, the other planets in our Solar System, and the cosmos. We develop and demonstrate new observing systems for spacecraft, aircraft, and ground-based platforms. We receive, manage and distribute significant amounts of geophysical data and develop software to visualize and manipulate these data to gain insight into weather and climate, as well as atmospheric processes and phenomena. In addition to conducting our own research, producing algorithms, creating products and improving forecast models, we are committed to sharing our efforts, our  tools and our knowledge with the larger research community and scientists around the world.

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