Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
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2020-06-02 08:10 80.3 26.4 42.7 3.6 354 5.6 336 24.939 639.4 0.00
2020-06-02 08:05 79.4 28.8 44.2 3.6 4 5.8 8 24.939 426.1 0.00
2020-06-02 08:00 79.7 28.7 44.4 4.8 29 5.7 19 24.938 329.5 0.00
2020-06-02 07:55 80.5 25.1 41.5 6.7 28 8.2 352 24.938 391.0 0.00
2020-06-02 07:50 80.2 24.0 40.1 7.9 341 9.8 355 24.938 425.3 0.00
2020-06-02 07:45 80.9 24.0 40.8 8.4 348 12.9 0 24.938 495.2 0.00
2020-06-02 07:40 80.2 21.8 37.8 6.5 3 12.7 3 24.936 574.8 0.00
2020-06-02 07:35 79.6 27.1 42.8 6.7 26 9.6 23 24.935 527.2 0.00
2020-06-02 07:30 79.1 27.7 43.0 7.4 41 11.0 353 24.935 511.1 0.00
2020-06-02 07:25 78.1 28.9 43.3 8.2 352 10.2 349 24.934 485.2 0.00
2020-06-02 07:20 77.1 27.6 41.1 8.2 0 10.3 43 24.934 453.6 0.00
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
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Curtis Seaman


Job Title:
Research Scientist/Scholar II
Phone Number:

970-491-8722

Fax Number:

970-491-8241

Mailing Addresss:
Curtis Seaman

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Colorado State University

1375 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
About Me:

Curtis Seaman received his BS in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2001) and his MS in Atmospheric Science (2003) and PhD in Atmospheric Science (2009) from Colorado State University. He is currently a post doctoral researcher at CIRA. Both his masters and PhD research have been under the advisement of Dr. Tom Vonder Haar, former director of CIRA, and he has worked closely with many CIRA researchers during his graduate education. He has been extensively involved with the DoD-CG/AR funded CLEX (Cloud Layer EXperiment) field campaign using aircraft, surface and satellite data to study altocumulus and altostratus clouds. He was a member of the 9th and 10th CLEX field campaigns. 
 
He was previously a part of the DoD-CG/AR modeling/data assimilation and cloud/aerosol impacts research theme areas at CIRA, where he was working on validation of CloudSat and CALIPSO retrievals of mixed-phase altocumulus and altostratus clouds. He also investigated the assimilation of GOES Imager and Sounder (geostationary IR satellite) data into the RAMS mesoscale model to improve forecasting of altocumulus and altostratus clouds.
 
In January 2012, he joined the RAMMB team as a post-doctoral researcher and is currently a member of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Imagery/Visualization team and the JPSS Cloud CAL/VAL team. As a member of the VIIRS imagery team, he is involved with analyzing and validating VIIRS imagery and the outreach of VIIRS imagery products. He maintains content on the new VIIRS Imagery team blog at http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/projects/npp/blog/. As a member of the Cloud CAL/VAL team, he is heavily involved in the validation of the VIIRS cloud base height retrieval algorithm using CloudSat and CALIPSO products.
 
His primary research interests include cloud microphysics/dynamics, cloud forecasting/modeling, assimilation of satellite data, atmospheric radiative transfer, satellite cloud detection/cloud property retrievals, and cloud climatology. He has also developed software within the DPEAS (Data Processing and Error Analysis System) framework for the processing of GOES Sounder data files received at CIRA’s Earthstation.

Past Work

VIIRS Day/Night Band image over Colombia and Venezuela

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

VIIRS Day/Night Band image of deep convection at night over Colombia and Venezuela illuminated by moonlight. The red arrow points to a lightning strike captured by the Day/Night Band from a thunderstorm that formed near the mouth of the Catatumbo River, making the lightning bolt an example of “Catatumbo Lightning”. This image was taken on 10 May 2012. This and more examples of interesting VIIRS imagery may be found on the JPSS VIIRS Imagery team blog: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/projects/npp/blog/