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2022-12-01 01:25 10.7 88.0 7.8 5.0 99 8.8 136 24.662 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:20 10.2 87.9 7.3 2.2 112 5.3 234 24.661 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:15 10.7 86.9 7.5 2.8 232 6.4 236 24.664 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:10 10.8 88.9 8.2 2.7 149 4.3 149 24.667 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:05 11.1 88.8 8.4 1.7 221 2.9 197 24.668 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:00 10.9 87.4 7.9 3.1 208 6.9 168 24.674 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:55 11.5 86.4 8.2 4.1 166 6.8 173 24.669 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:50 12.1 85.9 8.7 1.4 101 4.5 101 24.670 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:45 11.6 89.3 9.1 3.6 117 5.1 70 24.674 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:40 13.3 84.7 9.5 5.2 46 10.5 49 24.672 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:35 15.5 87.3 12.4 2.0 299 4.3 268 24.669 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:30 14.2 88.0 11.3 4.5 268 8.2 292 24.672 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:25 12.7 91.5 10.7 6.5 304 10.1 265 24.670 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:20 11.3 88.7 8.6 5.0 254 8.5 253 24.674 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:15 11.8 88.4 9.1 3.0 320 5.5 278 24.674 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:10 10.2 91.1 8.1 2.3 279 5.7 280 24.673 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 00:05 9.9 90.9 7.8 2.7 267 4.3 278 24.676 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 00:00 9.6 89.0 7.0 1.9 117 5.0 292 24.673 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:55 9.6 88.8 6.9 1.8 287 3.9 285 24.676 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:50 9.5 87.3 6.5 1.8 152 4.4 311 24.682 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:45 11.4 87.7 8.4 3.4 313 7.0 338 24.678 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:40 11.6 90.3 9.4 2.7 122 4.0 211 24.679 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:35 11.4 92.5 9.7 1.8 170 3.1 136 24.677 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:30 9.4 91.4 7.4 2.6 132 4.0 165 24.682 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:25 10.4 87.7 7.5 1.5 207 2.9 232 24.678 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:20 10.3 93.2 8.7 4.6 150 6.4 135 24.679 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:15 8.4 89.9 6.1 2.4 123 6.9 271 24.685 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:10 9.5 88.6 6.8 0.9 289 1.9 289 24.681 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:05 10.0 90.3 7.8 0.9 120 1.6 120 24.689 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:00 9.5 90.6 7.3 0.5 237 2.6 190 24.692 0.1 0.00
Date Time
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Temp
°C
RH
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DewPt
°C
Wind
m/s
Dir
°
Gust
m/s
Dir
°
Press
hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-12-01 01:25 -11.8 88.0 -13.4 2.2 99 3.9 136 835.17 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:20 -12.1 87.9 -13.7 1.0 112 2.4 234 835.12 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:15 -11.9 86.9 -13.6 1.2 232 2.8 236 835.23 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 01:10 -11.8 88.9 -13.2 1.2 149 1.9 149 835.32 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:05 -11.6 88.8 -13.1 0.8 221 1.3 197 835.37 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 01:00 -11.7 87.4 -13.4 1.4 208 3.1 168 835.56 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:55 -11.4 86.4 -13.2 1.8 166 3.0 173 835.40 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:50 -11.1 85.9 -13.0 0.6 101 2.0 101 835.43 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:45 -11.3 89.3 -12.7 1.6 117 2.3 70 835.55 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:40 -10.4 84.7 -12.5 2.3 46 4.7 49 835.48 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:35 -9.2 87.3 -10.9 0.9 299 1.9 268 835.40 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:30 -9.9 88.0 -11.5 2.0 268 3.7 292 835.49 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:25 -10.7 91.5 -11.8 2.9 304 4.5 265 835.43 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:20 -11.5 88.7 -13.0 2.2 254 3.8 253 835.57 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:15 -11.2 88.4 -12.7 1.4 320 2.5 278 835.56 0.0 0.00
2022-12-01 00:10 -12.1 91.1 -13.3 1.0 279 2.5 280 835.54 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 00:05 -12.3 90.9 -13.5 1.2 267 1.9 278 835.63 0.1 0.00
2022-12-01 00:00 -12.4 89.0 -13.9 0.9 117 2.3 292 835.54 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:55 -12.5 88.8 -13.9 0.8 287 1.7 285 835.64 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:50 -12.5 87.3 -14.2 0.8 152 2.0 311 835.82 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:45 -11.5 87.7 -13.1 1.5 313 3.1 338 835.70 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:40 -11.3 90.3 -12.6 1.2 122 1.8 211 835.72 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:35 -11.4 92.5 -12.4 0.8 170 1.4 136 835.67 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:30 -12.6 91.4 -13.7 1.2 132 1.8 165 835.84 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:25 -12.0 87.7 -13.6 0.7 207 1.3 232 835.71 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:20 -12.1 93.2 -12.9 2.0 150 2.8 135 835.72 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:15 -13.1 89.9 -14.4 1.1 123 3.1 271 835.94 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:10 -12.5 88.6 -14.0 0.4 289 0.9 289 835.81 0.0 0.00
2022-11-30 23:05 -12.2 90.3 -13.5 0.4 120 0.7 120 836.07 0.1 0.00
2022-11-30 23:00 -12.5 90.6 -13.7 0.2 237 1.2 190 836.18 0.1 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Stanley Kidder

Dr. Stanley Q. Kidder

CIRA Fellow

Job Title:

Senior Research Scientist, CIRA, Colorado State University

Email Address:

Phone Number:


970-222-3784

Mailing Addresss:


Dr. Stanley Q. Kidder
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375

About Me:


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.

 

Research Interest:

Application of satellite data to meteorological problems

 

Current Research Projects:

  • The use of constellations of satellites for meteorological observations
  • Blending precipitable water products from different satellites to make a unified product
  • Cloud products from Meteosat Second Generation data
  • Retrieval of water vapor profiles over land from AMSU-B data
  • Studies of mid-level, mixed-phase clouds using CloudSat, CALIPSO, and aircraft data
  • Writing a second edition of Kidder and Vonder Haar, Satellite Meteorology: An Introduction, Academic Press, 1995.

Past Work

Total Precipitable Water

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Total Precipitable Water (TPW, the column integrated amount of water vapour from the surface to the top of the atmosphere in kg/m2 or, equivalently, the depth, if condensed, in millimetres) blended from passive microwave instruments on five satellites: 3 NOAA satellites and 2 DMSP satellites.