Academy of Sciences: NOAA-18 Weather Satellite

(2008)

NOAA-18 is a weather satellite owned and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide robust and detailed meteorological information allowing us to understand and predict weather patterns across the globe. The California Academy of Sciences requested a detailed, textured model of the satellite to be featured at 4K x 4K resolution in the Morrison Planetarium's opening film entitled "Fragile Planet" (Fall of 2008).

Producer: Tom Kennedy

Modeler: Cruz deWilde