Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
MST
Temp
°F
RH
%
DewPt
°F
Wind
mph
Dir
°
Gust
mph
Dir
°
Press
in Hg
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
in
2020-06-02 07:15 76.5 32.7 45.1 9.1 42 12.0 52 24.933 478.6 0.00
2020-06-02 07:10 77.3 31.8 45.0 6.2 58 9.4 48 24.929 466.7 0.00
2020-06-02 07:05 77.7 32.4 45.9 5.7 11 7.8 327 24.926 404.7 0.00
2020-06-02 07:00 77.1 32.0 45.0 6.7 329 9.3 318 24.925 390.8 0.00
2020-06-02 06:55 75.5 27.9 40.0 8.9 322 12.5 298 24.922 364.2 0.00
2020-06-02 06:50 70.7 29.8 37.6 9.3 299 12.5 308 24.920 313.8 0.00
2020-06-02 06:45 69.5 37.0 42.1 7.6 315 9.5 294 24.920 95.0 0.00
2020-06-02 06:40 71.0 34.3 41.4 7.9 295 11.8 296 24.918 74.0 0.00
2020-06-02 06:35 71.5 28.1 36.8 10.8 304 12.8 305 24.916 71.3 0.00
2020-06-02 06:30 71.8 28.0 37.0 10.9 289 13.6 296 24.914 65.1 0.00
2020-06-02 06:25 72.2 27.5 36.8 12.8 302 14.8 306 24.912 65.0 0.00
2020-06-02 06:20 72.8 27.7 37.5 12.6 299 15.2 300 24.912 70.2 0.00
2020-06-02 06:15 73.7 28.4 39.0 13.1 298 18.7 297 24.912 176.2 0.00
2020-06-02 06:10 70.8 32.4 39.8 11.2 296 13.8 290 24.913 230.8 0.00
2020-06-02 06:05 69.7 38.6 43.4 9.9 308 12.1 310 24.912 181.7 0.00
2020-06-02 06:00 69.2 36.0 41.1 10.7 311 12.1 305 24.912 155.1 0.00
2020-06-02 05:55 68.3 36.4 40.6 11.0 310 12.6 315 24.911 154.7 0.00
2020-06-02 05:50 67.7 39.2 42.1 10.1 318 11.1 305 24.910 153.8 0.00
2020-06-02 05:45 67.0 36.1 39.3 10.2 318 11.4 314 24.909 147.1 0.00
2020-06-02 05:40 66.4 39.4 41.0 11.3 327 12.7 312 24.909 109.3 0.00
2020-06-02 05:35 65.5 37.5 38.9 11.6 312 12.8 320 24.908 91.1 0.00
2020-06-02 05:30 65.1 40.5 40.6 11.6 316 12.9 319 24.906 61.2 0.00
2020-06-02 05:25 65.0 41.2 40.9 12.0 319 13.1 313 24.904 55.4 0.00
2020-06-02 05:20 63.7 40.1 39.0 12.6 315 14.2 321 24.901 55.1 0.00
2020-06-02 05:15 63.5 43.1 40.7 8.4 319 11.2 319 24.900 43.6 0.00
2020-06-02 05:10 61.8 39.8 37.1 7.5 308 11.0 319 24.898 35.6 0.00
2020-06-02 05:05 61.0 46.0 40.1 7.2 304 8.7 289 24.896 24.1 0.00
2020-06-02 05:00 60.9 45.1 39.5 6.8 313 8.5 293 24.895 23.6 0.00
2020-06-02 04:55 60.5 45.6 39.4 6.6 325 8.0 348 24.895 18.0 0.00
2020-06-02 04:50 59.9 46.0 39.1 6.2 343 7.8 351 24.895 11.9 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Steve Miller

CIRA Fellow


Job Title:
Deputy Director, Senior Research Scientist/Scholar
CIRA Teams:

Phone Number:

970-491-8037

Fax Number:

970-491-8241

Mailing Addresss:
Steven D. Miller, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Director
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
Office Location:
CIRA Room 132
About Me:

Steven Miller received his BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from U.C. San Diego (1995), and MS (1997) and PhD (2000) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His areas of interest include satellite-based remote sensing of the Earth/atmosphere system from a wide assortment of sensor technologies including active/passive systems spanning the optical to microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. From 2000 to 2007, he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, CA in the Satellite Meteorological Applications Section, where he developed numerous value-added satellite imagery tools for operational users (including mineral dust, snow cover, cloud optical properties, low cloud/fog, fire, thin cirrus, deep convection, natural color, contrail, volcanic ash, and nighttime low-light applications). His mineral dust detection algorithms for MODIS and SeaWiFS were among the first to exploit blue-band absorption properties. In 2005, Dr. Miller published the first satellite detection of a widespread bioluminescence phenomenon (the ‘Milky Sea’) using the DSMP Operational Linescan System. Dr. Miller joined CIRA in 2007 as a Research Scientist and Deputy Director, where he continues work in developing satellite techniques geared toward operational end-users.

Past Work

Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Research

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, precursor to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation, includes a special low-light sensor (the Day/Night Band) as part of the Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).  The DNB is capable of detecting extremely low levels of visible light. For the first time, we are able to use calibrated measurements of moonlight in a way that is analogous to daytime visible channels, providing a paradigm shift to nighttime remote sensing applications (heretofore relegated to limited infrared-based techniques). To realize the full potential of moonlight observations by the Day/Night Band, one must know the highly variable incoming lunar irradiance. Unlike sunlight, moonlight is highly variable over the ~28 day lunar cycle. Recent work toward characterizing this signal, involving detailed Sun/Earth/Moon geometry prediction, spectrally resolved lunar albedo, non-linear phase function, and underpinning radiative transfer theory will provide the tools needed for developers to exploit the Day/Night Band quantitatively for numerous atmospheric and surface applications.