Stanley Q. Kidder

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
Phone: +1 970 491 8367
E-mail: Stanley.Kidder@colostate.edu


EDUCATION

1979Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Dissertation: Determination of Tropical Cyclone Surface Pressure and Winds from Satellite Microwave Data
1976M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Thesis: Tropical Oceanic Precipitation Frequency from Nimbus 5 Microwave Data
1971B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College
Senior Project: Thermal Conduction in a Computer-Simulated Liquid

EMPLOYMENT

1996-presentColorado State University
Senior Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
1990-1996University of Alabama in Huntsville
Founding Chair, Atmospheric Science Department
1986-1990Colorado State University
Visiting Scientist then Deputy Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
1984-1986Illinois State Water Survey
Associate Professional Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences Division
1979-1984University of Illinois
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Meteorological Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
National Weather Association

TEACHING

Undergraduate courses
  • Meteorology (with laboratory, 100 level)
  • Weather Forecasting (100 level)
  • Climate and Global Change (100 level)
  • Severe and Unusual Weather (100 level)
  • Managing Planet Earth (honors seminar, 300 level)
  • Meteorology (with calculus, 300 level)

Graduate courses
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Global Hydrology

Professional courses
  • COMET Satellite Meteorology Course, Co-Lead Instructor, 1996-2000.
  • COMET 2011 Summer Course for University Faculty (with Dr. Elizabeth Page)

Graduate students advised
  • Kelly M. Howell, M.S., 2010, Colorado State University
    Thesis: Quasi-Global and Regional Water Vapor and Rainfall Rate Climatologies for a 35 Month Period
  • Jan Hafner, Ph.D., 1996, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Dissertation: The Development of Urban Heat Islands in the Southeast Region of the United States in the Winter Season
  • Jeffrey Alan Lerner, M.S., 1996, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Thesis: An Intercomparison of Precipitable Water and its Variability using GOES-VAS and SSM/I Pathfinder Data
  • Huey-Tzu Wu, M.S., 1985, University of Illinois
    Thesis: A Multi-Spectral Study of the Saint Louis Area Under Snow-Covered Conditions Using NOAA-7 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Data
  • Steven Paul Weaver, M.S., 1984, University of Illinois
    Thesis: A Study of Eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclogenesis Using Data from the Global Weather Experiment
  • Kae Shyu, M.S., 1983, University of Illinois
    Thesis: A Study of Tropical Cyclone Motion Using Satellite Sounder Data

RESEARCH

My research focuses on application of satellite data to problems in atmospheric science (see publications below). Recent research includes:
  • 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
  • Creating specialized imagery products for forecasters.
  • New orbits for future meteorological satellites

SERVICE

1997-2003Member, AMS Board on Higher Education
1993-1996Member, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Board on Oceans and Atmosphere
1992-1995Members' Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
1985-1986Chair, Program Committee, 2nd AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology/Remote Sensing and Applications, Willimsburg, Virginia,
1983-1986Member, AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

AWARDS AND HONORS

Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, 2006

Trainer of the Year, 2001
"For outstanding effort and commitment to the [NOAA/NESDIS/ORA] Atmospheric Research and Applications Division Training Program"

The COMET Program Award of Appreciation
"For outstanding expert assistance as Lead Instructor of the Satellite Meteorology Classes held at COMET, 1996-2000"

PUBLICATIONS

    Books & Chapters

  1. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1995: Satellite Meteorology: An Introduction, Academic Press, San Diego, 466 pp.

  2. Kidder, S. Q., 2002: Satellites: Orbits, in J. R. Holton, J. Pyle, and J. A. Curry, (eds.), Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Academic Press, 2024-2038.

  3. National Research Council, Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, 2008: Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements,The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 144 pp.

    Scientific Journal Publications

  1. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1977: Seasonal oceanic precipitation frequencies from Nimbus 5 microwave data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 82, 2083-2086.

  2. Kidder, S. Q., W. M. Gray, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1978: Estimating tropical cyclone central pressure and outer winds from satellite microwave data. Monthly Weather Review, 106, 1458-1464.

  3. Kidder, S. Q., W. M. Gray, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1980: Tropical cyclone outer surface winds derived from satellite microwave data. Monthly Weather Review, 108, 144-152.

  4. Chan, J. C. L., W. M. Gray, and S. Q. Kidder, 1980: Forecasting tropical cyclone turning motion from surrounding wind and temperature fields. Monthly Weather Review, 108, 778-792.

  5. Kidder, S. Q., and K. Shyu, 1984: On the potential use of satellite sounder data in forecasting tropical cyclone motion. Monthly Weather Review, 112, 1977-1984.

  6. Kidder, S. Q., and H.-T. Wu, 1984: Dramatic contrast between low clouds and snow cover in daytime 3.7 µm imagery. Monthly Weather Review, 112, 2345-2346.

  7. Kidder, S. Q., and G. L. Achtemeier, 1986: Day-night variation in operationally retrieved TOVS temperature biases. Monthly Weather Review, 114, 1775-1778.

  8. Kidder, S. Q., and H.-T. Wu, 1987: A multispectral study of the St. Louis area under snow-covered conditions using NOAA–7 AVHRR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 22, 158-172.

  9. Kidder, S. Q., and H. T. Ochs III, 1987: A low-cost system for the acquisition and display of digital GOES satellite images. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 68, 1251-1253.

  10. Kidder, S. Q., and Session Chairpersons, 1987: Review of the 2nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology/Remote Sensing and Applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 68, 1133-1140.

  11. Ochs, H. T., III, and S. Q. Kidder, 1989: A forecasting/nowcasting system for remote field locations. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 6, 218-221.

  12. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1990: On the use of satellites in Molniya orbits for meteorological observation of middle and high latitudes. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 7, 517-522.

  13. Kidder, S. Q., 1992: Summary of the conference on the meteorological and oceanographic uses of satellites in Molniya orbits. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 73, 201-204.

  14. Reinke, D. L., C. L. Combs, S. Q. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1992: Satellite cloud composite climatologies: A new high-resolution tool in atmospheric research and forecasting. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 73, 278-285.

  15. McNider, R. T, J. A. Song, and S. Q. Kidder, 1995: Assimilation of GOES-derived solar insolation into a mesoscale model for studies of cloud shading effects. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16, 2207-2231.

  16. Kidder, S. Q., and O. M. Essenwanger, 1995: The effect of clouds and wind on the difference in nocturnal cooling rates between urban and rural areas. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 34, 2440-2448.

  17. Hafner, J., and S. Q. Kidder, 1999: Urban heat island modeling in conjunction with satellite derived surface/soil parameters. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 38, 448-465.

  18. Kidder, S. Q., M. D. Goldberg, R. M. Zehr, M. DeMaria, J. F. W. Purdom, C. S. Velden, N. C. Grody, and S. J. Kusselson, 2000: Satellite analysis of tropical cyclones using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 81, 1241-1259.

  19. Knaff, J. A., R. M. Zehr, M. D. Goldberg, and S. Q. Kidder, 2000: An example of temperature structure differences in two cyclone systems derived from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit. Weather and Forecasting, 15, 476-483.

  20. Kidder, S. Q., D. W. Hillger, A. J. Mostek, and K. J. Schrab, 2000: Two simple GOES Imager products for improved weather analysis and forecasting. National Weather Digest, 24, 25-30.

  21. Johnsen, K.-P., and S. Q. Kidder, 2002: Water vapor over Europe obtained from remote sensors and compared with a hydrostatic NWP model. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 27, 371-375.

  22. Kidder, S. Q., 2002: A measurement of the albedo of thick cirrus clouds at 3.9 µm. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(10), 1371, doi:10.1029/2001GL014041.

  23. Johnsen, K.-P., J. Miao, and S. Q. Kidder, 2004: Comparison of atmospheric water vapor over Antarctica derived from CHAMP/GPS and AMSU-B data. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 29, 251-255.

  24. Kidder, S. Q., S. J. Kusselson, J. A. Knaff, R. R. Ferraro, R. J. Kuligowski, and M. Turk, 2005: The Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP) Technique. Part I: Description and Examples. Weather and Forecasting, 20, 456-464.

  25. Ferraro, R., P. Pellegrino, M. Turk, W. Chen, S. Qiu, R. Kuligowski, S. Kusselson, A. Irving, S. Kidder, and J. Knaff, 2005: The Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP) Technique. Part II: Validation. Weather and Forecasting, 20, 465-475.

  26. Hillger, D. W., and S. Q. Kidder, 2005: A Simple GOES skin temperature product. National Weather Digest, 29, 25-32.

  27. Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2007: A blended satellite total precipitable water product for operational forecasting. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24, 74-81.

  28. Ou, S. S. C., K. N. Liou, X. J. Wang, D. Hagan, A. Dybdahl, M. Mussetto, L. D. Carey, J. Niu, J. A. Kankiewicz, S. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2009: Retrievals of mixed-phase cloud properties during the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System. Applied Optics, 48, 1452-1462.

  29. Ferraro, R., S. Kusselson, S. Kidder, L. Zhao and H. Meng, 2010: Application of AMSU-Based Products to Support NOAA's Mission Goals. National Weather Digest, 34, 1-14.

  30. Miller, S. D., C. L. Combs, S. Q. Kidder, and T. F. Lee, 2012: Assessing moonlight availability for nighttime environmental applications by low-light visible polar-orbiting satellite sensors. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29, 538-557.

  31. Hillger, D., T. Kopp, T. Lee, D. Lindsey, C. Seaman, S. Miller, J. Solbrig, S. Kidder, S. Bachmeier, T. Jasmin, and T. Rink, 2013: First-light imagery from Suomi NPP VIIRS. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 1019-1029.

  32. Forsythe, J. M., S. Q. Kidder, K. K. Fuell, A. LeRoy, G. J. Jedlovec, and A. S. Jones, 2015: A multisensor, blended, layered water vapor product for weather analysis and forecasting. Journal of Operational Meteorology, 3, 41-58.

  33. LeRoy, A., K. K. Fuell, A. L. Molthan, G. J. Jedlovec, J. M. Forsythe, S. Q. Kidder, and A. S. Jones, 2016: The operational use and assessment of a layered precipitable water product for weather forecasting. Journal of Operational Meteorology, 4, 22–33.

    Other Scientific Publications

  1. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1975: Day-night variation of oceanic precipitation frequency inferred from Nimbus 5 electrically scanning microwave radiometer data for December 1972 – February 1973. 2nd Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 59–61.

  2. Kidder, S. Q., 1976: Tropical Oceanic Precipitation Frequency from Nimbus 5 Microwave Data. Atmospheric Science Paper No. 248, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, 50 pp.

  3. Kidder, S. Q., and T.H. Vonder Haar, 1976: A comparison of satellite rainfall-estimation techniques over the GATE area. COSPAR Symposium on Meteorological Observations from Space. Philadelphia, PA, 8–12 June, 123–125.

  4. Kidder, S. Q., W. M. Gray, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1977: Satellite-derived temperature structure of tropical cyclones. 11th Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Boston.

  5. Kidder, S. Q., 1979: Determination of Tropical Cyclone Surface Pressure and Winds from Satellite Microwave Data. Atmospheric Science Paper No. 307, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1979, 87 pp.

  6. Kidder, S. Q., 1981: On the measurement of precipitation frequencies by passive microwave radiometry. Precipitation Measurements from Space Workshop Report, Goddard Space Flight Center, Oct. 1981, D225–D227.

  7. Weaver, S. P., and S. Q. Kidder, 1984: On the use of wind shear and vorticity differences in forecasting Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone formation. 15th Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Boston.

  8. Achtemeier, G. L., H. T. Ochs III, S. Q. Kidder, and R. W. Scott, 1986: Evaluation of a multivariate variational assimilation of conventional and satellite data for the diagnosis of cyclone systems. In Y. K. Sasaki (ed.), Variational Methods in Geosciences, Elsevier, New York, 49–54.

  9. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1990: A geostationary satellite for the high latitudes? 5th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 484–488.

  10. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1991: Characteristics of the Molniya orbit. Proceedings: Conference on the Meteorological and Oceanographic Uses of Satellites in Molniya Orbits, Huntsville, AL, 1–11.

  11. Kidder, S. Q. (ed.), 1991: Proceedings: Conference on the Meteorological and Oceanographic Uses of Satellites in Molniya Orbits. [Available from the editor.]

  12. Kidder, S. Q., 1992: Applications of a meteorological/oceanographic satellite in Molniya orbit. 6th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 411–414.

  13. Cox, G. N., D. S. Slaton, R. T. McNider, and S. Q. Kidder, 1992: MiniMAC: The University of Alabama in Huntsville's campus weather display system. 8th International Conference on Interactive Processing Systems, American Meteorological Society, Boston.

  14. Kidder, S. Q., 1992: On the use of satellites in Molniya orbit for meteorological and oceanographic observations of the high latitudes. 43rd Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, IAF-92-0091, Washington, DC.

  15. Lerner, J. A., G. J. Jedlovec, and S. Q. Kidder, 1996: Precipitable water variability usind SSM/I and GOES VAS Pathfinder data sets. 8th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 68-71.

  16. Kidder, S. Q., 1996: A study of the relationship between surface pressure and satellite sounder measurements. 8th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 124-128.

  17. Hafner, J., and S. Q. Kidder, 1996: The use of satellite data for initialization of a mesoscale model of an urban area. 8th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 387-390.

  18. Jedlovec, G. J., F. R. Robertson, R. J. Atkinson, and S. Q. Kidder, 1996: A water vapor transport index for climate research. 2nd International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), National Research Council and World Climate Research Programme, 17-21 June, Washington, DC, 311-312.

  19. Jedlovec, G. J., F. R. Robertson, R. J. Atkinson, J. A. Lerner, and S. Q. Kidder, 1996: An upper-level water vapor transport index for climate research. GEWEX News, Vol. 6.

  20. Kidder, S. Q., A. S. Jones, J. F. W. Purdom, and T. J. Greenwald, 1998: First local area products from the NOAA-15 Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU). Proceedings: Battlespace Atmospheric and Cloud Impacts on Military Operations Conference, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, 1-3 December, 447-451.

  21. Kidder, S. Q., K. E. Eis, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1998: New GOES Imager system products suitable for use on field-deployable systems. Proceedings: Battlespace Atmospheric and Cloud Impacts on Military Operations Conference, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, 1-3 December, 452-459.

  22. Kidder, S. Q., M. D. Goldberg, R. M. Zehr, M. DeMaria, J. F. W. Purdom, C. S. Velden, N. C. Grody, and S. J. Kusselson, 2000: Tropical cyclone analysis using AMSU data. 10th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 185-188.

  23. DeMaria, M., J. A. Knaff, S. Q. Kidder, and M. D. Goldberg, 2000: Tropical cyclone wind retrievals using AMSU-A data from NOAA-15. 10th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 149-152.

  24. Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Knaff and S. J. Kusselson, 2001: Using AMSU data to forecast precipitation from landfalling hurricanes. Symposium on Precipitation Extremes: Prediction, Impacts, and Responses, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 344-347.

  25. Vonder Haar, T. H., K. R. Dean, J. M. Forsythe, T. J. Greenwald, and S. Q. Kidder, 2001: Comparison of satellite and ground-based measurements of cloud liquid water in several climate zones. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sydney, Australia, 9-13 July 2001, 3 pp.

  26. Kidder, S. Q., S. J. Kusselson, J. A. Knaff, and R. J. Kuligowski, 2001: Improvements to the experimental tropical rainfall potential (TRaP) technique. 11 th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 375-378.

  27. McKague, D. S., R. J. Engelen, J. M. Forsythe, S. Q. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2001: An optimal-estimation algorithm for water vapor profiling using AMSU. 11 th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 633-636.

  28. Ferraro, R., P. Pellegrino, S. Kusselson, M. Turk, and S. Kidder, 2002: Validation of SSM/I and AMSU Derived Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP) During the 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season. NOAA Tech. Rep. NESDIS 105, Washington, DC, 43 pp.

  29. Kidder, S. Q., 2003: Cirrus detection and characterization using GOES 3.9 µm albedo. 12th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, California, 9-13 Feb.

  30. Hillger, D. W., and S. Q. Kidder, 2003: A simple GOES skin temperature product. 12th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, California, 9-13 Feb.

  31. McKague, D. S., J. M. Forsythe, A. S. Jones, S. Q. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2003: A passive microwave optimal-estimation algorithm for near real-time water vapor profiling. 12th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, California, 9-13 Feb.

  32. Guch, I. C., A. S. Jones, R. R. Ferraro, M. J. Kane, C. W. Karlburg, and S. Q. Kidder, 2003: Harnessing the spare computing power of desktop personal computers for improved satellite data processing and technology transition. 19th International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Long Beach, California, 9-13 Feb.

  33. Turk, M. A., S. J. Kusselson, R. R. Ferraro, P. Pellegrino, S. Kidder, and J. Yang, 2003: Validation of a microwave-based tropical rainfall potential (TRaP) for landfalling tropical cyclones. 3rd AMS Conf. on Artificial Intelligence Applications to the Environmental Science, Long Beach, California, 8-13 Feb.

  34. Kidder, S. Q., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2004: A satellite constellation to observe the spectral radiance shell of earth. 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, Virginia, 20-23 Sept.

  35. Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2004: Blended satellite products for operational forecasting. 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, Virginia, 20-23 Sept.

  36. Kidder, S. Q., and A. S. Jones, 2005: A processing system to produce blended total precipitable water products. 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, American Meteorological Society, San Diego, California, 9-13 Jan.

  37. Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, and K. E. Eis, 2005: Meteosat Second Generation Cloud Algorithms for Use at AFWA. Battlespace Atmospheric and Cloud Impacts on Military Operations (BACIMO) 2005 conference, Monterey, CA, Oct. 12-14.

  38. Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, T. H. Vonder Haar, V. E. Larson, L. D. Carey, and D. E. Hagan, 2006: A First Look at Mid-Level Clouds Using CloudSat, CALIPSO, and MODIS Data. Fall AGU, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 11-15.

  39. Kidder, S. Q., J. A. Kankiewicz, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2007: The A-Train: How Formation Flying Is Transforming Remote Sensing. The Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September.

  40. Kusselson, S. J., S. Q. Kidder, J. M. Forsythe, A. S. Jones, and L. Zhao, 2009: An update on the operational implementation of blended total precipitable water products. 23rd Conf. on Hydrology, Phoenix, AZ, January.

  41. Forsythe, J., S. Q. Kidder, S. Kusselson, A. S. Jones, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2009: Increasing the land coverage of blended multisensor total precipitable water products for weather analysis. 16th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Phoenix, AZ, January.

  42. Guch, I., S. Q. Kidder, P. Menzel, R. Ferraro, S. Ackerman, D. R. Khanbilvardi, T. Strub, B. Vant Hull, R. D. Hudson, and M. DeMaria, 2009: Collaborative training efforts at the NESDIS Cooperative Institutes. Fifth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems—NPOESS and GOES-R, Phoenix, AZ, January.

  43. Miller, S. D., C. Combs, S. Kidder, A. K. Heidinger, M. Sengupta, J. A. Knaff, D. W. Hillger, R. Brummer, and I. Laszlo, 2010: GOES-based solar energy prediction products for decision makers. First Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy, 8th Users' Forum on Weather and Climate Impacts, Atlanta, GA, January.

  44. Miller, S. D., T. F. Lee, R. Turner, C. Combs, S. Kidder, and C. Elvidge, 2010: "Shedding New Light" on Nighttime Satellite Remote Sensing Capabilities via the NPOESS/VIIRS Day/Night Band Low-Light Visible Sensor. 6th Annual Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems—NPOESS and GOES-R, Atlanta, GA, January.

  45. Kusselson, S. J., E. Ebert, M. Seybold, S. Q. Kidder, and M. Turk, 2010: Satellite Derived Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP): 2008 and 2009 Results. 24th Conference on Hydrology, Atlanta, GA, January.

  46. Howell, K. M., S. Q. Kidder and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2010: The relationship between total precipitable water and precipitation rate. 24th Conference on Hydrology, Atlanta, GA, January.

  47. Kidder, S. Q. and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2010: Observing Weather from Space. Science, 327, 1085-1086 (26 February) [DOI: 10.1126/science.1185867] (in Perspectives).

  48. Kusselson, S., L. Zhao, S. Kidder, J. Forsythe, A. Jones, and R. Kuligowski, 2011: The Tennessee floods of May 2010: A satellite perspective. 36th Annual Meeting, National Weather Association, Birmingham, AL, 20 October.

  49. Lindsey, D. T., D. Hillger, D. Molenar, J. A. Knaff, M. DeMaria, S. Miller, R. Brummer, L. Grasso, S. Kidder, D. Bikos, J. Braun, B. Connell, E. Szoke, H. Gosden, K. Micke and R. DeMaria, 2011: GOES-R Proving Ground product development at CIRA. 36th Annual Meeting, National Weather Association, Birmingham, AL, 20 October.

  50. Shiga, Y. P., D. Hammerling, S. Kidder, and J. Forsythe, 2012: Mapping total precipitable water over North America by blending GOES Sounder, GPS, and MIRS observations. 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS). American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, 25 January.

  51. Page, E. M., S. Q. Kidder, W. Schreiber-Abshire, and B. Guarente, 2012: Training university faculty to teach future meteorologists to incorporate GOES-R data in the forecast process. Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems. American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, 26 January.

  52. Kidder, S. Q., J. M. Forsythe, K. K. Fuell, A. LeRoy, and G. J. Jedlovec, 2014: Development and testing of a layer precipitable water product to aid forecasting of heavy precipitation and flooding. 26th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society, 2-6 February, Atlanta, GA, Poster No. 163.

  53. Jones, A. S., S. Finley, S. Q. Kidder, J. M. Forsythe, T. H. Vonder Haar, L. Zhao, J. Corbett, J. L'Heureux, and D. Allen, 2014: Use of a parallel data processing and error analysis system (DPEAS) for transition of multisatellite hydrometeorological products into operations. 4th Conf. on Transition of Research to Operations, American Meteorological Society, 2-6 February, Atlanta, GA.

  54. Ferraro, R. R., L. Zhao, S. Q. Kidder, C. R. Kondragunta, R. J. Kuligowski, H. Meng, P. C. Meyers, B. R. Nelson, N. Y. Wang, and X. Zhan, 2015: Current Status and Future Outlook for NOAA/NESDIS Operational Precipitation Products, 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, 4-8 January, Phoenix, AZ.

  55. Forsythe, J. M., A. S. Jones, S. Q. Kidder, D. Bikos, E. Szoke, 2015: Using JPSS Retrievals to Implement a Multisensor, Synoptic, Layered Water Vapor Product for Forecasters. Oral presentation at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting, December 2015, San Francisco, CA.

    Other Publications

  1. Poole, B. J., and S. Q. Kidder, 1996: Making connections in the undergraduate laboratory. Journal of College Science Teaching, 26, 34-36.

  2. Kidder, S. Q., L. J. Pietrafesa, and P. J. Croft, 2001: Meteorology, oceanography, liberal arts. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. XLVIII, No. 6 (Oct. 5, 2001), page B18.

  3. Kidder, S. Q., L. J. Pietrafesa, and P. J. Croft, 2002: Why liberal arts colleges need meteorology and oceanography. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Sociey, 83, 509-510.