Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
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2019-09-16 14:30 89.2 12.1 30.1 5.1 150 8.7 149 24.728 725.2 0.00
2019-09-16 14:25 89.9 12.0 30.6 6.2 146 9.2 139 24.748 772.6 0.00
2019-09-16 14:20 89.8 12.1 30.6 7.0 122 11.3 134 24.740 770.1 0.00
2019-09-16 14:15 89.8 12.8 32.1 5.5 72 9.3 121 24.763 802.0 0.00
2019-09-16 14:10 90.7 12.3 31.7 7.0 109 11.9 118 24.757 857.0 0.00
2019-09-16 14:05 91.5 11.6 31.0 6.0 121 17.9 179 24.745 887.0 0.00
2019-09-16 14:00 89.5 11.8 29.8 2.4 176 6.1 230 24.738 905.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:55 88.4 11.8 29.1 6.1 244 8.2 220 24.723 839.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:50 87.9 12.5 30.1 6.8 264 10.4 233 24.750 679.2 0.00
2019-09-16 13:45 88.4 12.5 30.4 4.6 302 6.7 213 24.752 834.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:40 88.1 12.5 30.1 4.7 241 8.3 191 24.760 847.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:35 88.9 12.6 30.9 6.1 135 10.6 141 24.764 883.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:30 88.8 12.6 30.9 5.5 235 9.6 202 24.766 906.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:25 89.1 12.1 30.2 4.8 135 7.5 151 24.766 907.0 0.00
2019-09-16 13:20 87.3 12.7 29.9 3.4 151 8.1 136 24.767 790.1 0.00
2019-09-16 13:15 86.4 13.1 30.0 4.5 141 7.0 137 24.768 453.6 0.00
2019-09-16 13:10 85.9 14.2 31.5 3.4 144 7.7 116 24.769 385.8 0.00
2019-09-16 13:05 85.9 12.9 29.2 3.5 78 7.7 93 24.770 329.3 0.00
2019-09-16 13:00 86.2 13.4 30.5 5.3 93 8.7 125 24.771 325.0 0.00
2019-09-16 12:55 87.3 13.2 30.9 5.6 115 8.3 81 24.771 386.8 0.00
2019-09-16 12:50 88.0 12.9 30.8 4.9 82 7.3 82 24.773 818.0 0.00
2019-09-16 12:45 87.2 13.2 30.7 6.1 138 9.1 154 24.774 832.0 0.00
2019-09-16 12:40 86.2 13.6 30.8 6.2 92 10.0 142 24.775 556.3 0.00
2019-09-16 12:35 85.4 13.6 30.1 6.8 124 10.8 126 24.774 452.3 0.00
2019-09-16 12:30 85.4 14.5 31.7 7.3 141 12.1 133 24.773 431.1 0.00
2019-09-16 12:25 85.6 14.2 31.3 8.1 152 11.0 149 24.771 415.6 0.00
2019-09-16 12:20 85.7 13.1 29.3 5.8 119 9.6 127 24.771 494.2 0.00
2019-09-16 12:15 86.6 12.7 29.3 5.6 156 9.8 127 24.775 456.1 0.00
2019-09-16 12:10 87.6 12.9 30.6 7.2 131 10.6 130 24.776 888.0 0.00
2019-09-16 12:05 87.1 13.4 31.1 6.5 151 10.7 164 24.776 875.0 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/

    Publications

    Future Directions for CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground activites now that GOES-16 is operational

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Advancing potential new satellite products into operations: CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground plans

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    The Day/Night Band

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Future directions for CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground activities now that GOES-16 is operational

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Advancing potential new satellite products into operations: CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground plans

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Multispectral Imagery Applications for the New Generation Weather Satellites

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Night Vision: Illuminating the Capabilities of the VIIRS Day/Night Band

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS Imagery: Transitioning Novel Ideas into Operations

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS Imagery Applications for Fire Weather Monitoring

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Connecting with operational forecasters in the GOES-16 era via the NOAA Satellite Proving Ground program

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS Day/Night Band

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    The Newly Operational VIIRS Cloud Cover/Layers and Base

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Seeing the Night in a New Light

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Where East Meets West: How Himawari-8 Enables True Color Capabilities for GOES-R ABI

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Chasing the Shadows with the VIIRS Day/Night Band

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Double-Take: Possibilities for Improved Nocturnal Environment using VIIRS Day/Night Band sensors on Suomi NPP and JPSS-1

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Highlights of the First Year of GOES-16 Imagery

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Connecting with Operational Forecasters in the GOES-16 Era via the NOAA Satellite Proving Ground Program

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference