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.
Above: 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 satellites and 2 DMSP satellites. Other examples can be seen at the following Web sites:
Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1995: Satellite Meteorology: An Introduction, Academic Press, San Diego, 466 pp.
Kidder, S. Q., 2002: A measurement of the albedo of thick cirrus clouds at 3.9 µm. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, No. 9, 10.1029/2001GL014041, pp. 9-1 to 9-3.
Johnsen, K.-P., J. Miao, and S. Q. Kidder, 2004: Comparison of atmospheric water vapor over Antarctica derived from CHAMP/GPS and AMSU-B data. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 29, 251-255.
Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2004: A satellite constellation to observe the spectral radiance shell of earth. 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, Virginia, 20-23 Sept.
Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2004: Blended satellite products for operational forecasting. 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, Virginia, 20-23 Sept.
Kidder, S. Q., S. J. Kusselson, J. A. Knaff, R. R. Ferraro, R. J. Kuligowski, and M. Turk, 2005: The Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP) Technique. Part I: Description and Examples. Weather and Forecasting, 20, 456-464.
Ferraro, R., P. Pellegrino, M. Turk, W. Chen, S. Qiu, R. Kuligowski, S. Kusselson, A. Irving, S. Kidder, and J. Knaff, 2005: The Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP) Technique. Part II:
Validation. Weather and Forecasting, 20, 465-475.
Hillger, D. W., and S. Q. Kidder, 2005: A Simple GOES skin temperature product. National Weather Digest, 29, 25-32.
Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2005: A processing system to produce blended total precipitable water products. 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, American Meteorological Society, San Diego, California, 9-13 Jan.
Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, and K. E. Eis, 2005: Meteosat Second Generation Cloud Algorithms for Use at AFWA. Battlespace Atmospheric and Cloud Impacts on Military Operations (BACIMO) 2005 conference, Monterey, CA, Oct. 12-14.
Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2007: A blended satellite total precipitable water product for operational forecasting. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24, 74-81.
Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, T. H. Vonder Haar, V. E. Larson, L. D. Carey, and D. E. Hagan, 2006: A First Look at Mid-Level Clouds Using CloudSat, CALIPSO, and MODIS Data. Fall AGU, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 11-15.
Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2007: The A-Train: How Formation Flying Is Transforming Remote Sensing, The Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September.