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.
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.