STENNIS, Ms. (WLUC) - Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different.
With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed around the world, sailors and civilians serving with the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, advise Navy leaders about the impact of ocean and atmospheric conditions on future operations.
Matthew Peterson, a 1980 graduate of Ispheming High School of Ishpeming, is one of those responsible for providing timely, comprehensive and tactically relevant information for ships, submarines, aircraft and other commands operating throughout the globe.
As a Navy computer scientist, Peterson is responsible for writing and repairing computer programs that are used to produce sonar images of the sea bottom. These sonar images allow the United States Navy to assess threats related to underwater mines.
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