Dr. Stanley Q. Kidder

Senior Research Scientist/Scholar
Fort Collins, Colorado


Stanley Q. Kidder received the B.S. degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1971 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric science from Colorado State University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He has taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Alabama in Huntsville as well as at Colorado State University and COMET. He has served as a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State since 1996. Dr. Kidder is the author (with Dr. T. H. Vonder Haar) of the book Satellite Meteorology: An Introduction, published by Academic Press in 1995. His research focuses on the application of satellite data to meteorological problems. Recently these problems have included blending data from different sensors and different satellites into unified products for use by forecasters, forecasting the rainfall to be expected from tropical cyclones making landfall, validation of cloud products using CloudSat and CALIPSO data, and creating specialized imagery products for forecasters. For further information (including links to many of his publications), please see Dr. Kidder’s online resume at http://amsu.cira.colostate.edu/kidder.

Recent Work

March 5, 2014
Total Precipitable Water (TPW, the column integrated amount of water vapor from the surface to the top of the atmosphere in kg/m2 or, equivalently, the depth, if condensed, in millimeters) blended from passive microwave instruments on five satellites: 3 NOAA ...