Andrew K. Heidinger

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Daytime measurements of reflected sunlight in the visible spectrum have been a staple of Earth-viewing radiometers since the advent of the environmental satellite platform. At night, these same optical-spectrum sensors have traditionally been limited to thermal infrared emission, which contains relatively poor information content for many OPEN ACCESS 6718(More)
Observations and models show that northern tropical Atlantic surface temperatures are sensitive to regional changes in stratospheric volcanic and tropospheric mineral aerosols. However, it is unknown whether the temporal variability of these aerosols is a key factor in the evolution of ocean temperature anomalies. We used a simple physical model,(More)
imager collected experimental rapid-scan 1-min data that emulated the high temporal resolution possible from the imager on the next-generation GOES-R series. T his paper introduces unique high-temporal-resolution datasets, collected from a current geostationary imager, that are being used to highlight future geostationary imager capabilities and are used as(More)
The SAAWSO (Satellite Applications for Arctic Weather and SAR (Search And Rescue) Operations) field programs were conducted by Environment Canada near St Johns, NL and Goose Bay, NL in the winters of 2012-13 and 2013-14, respectively. The goals of these programs were to validate satellite-based nowcasting products, including snow amount, wind intensity, and(More)
  • Thomas Kopp, William Org, Thomas, Andrew Heidinger, Richard Frey, Keith Hutchson +19 others
  • 2014
The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Cloud Mask (VCM) determines, on a pixel-by-pixel basis, whether or not a given location contains cloud. The VCM serves as an intermediate product (IP) between the production of VIIRS sensor data records and 22 downstream Environmental Data Records that each depends upon the VCM output. As such, the(More)
A key component of the modern Earth observation system is the Mid-Infrared (MIR) hyper-spectral sounder. Operational instruments on polar orbiting satellites are collecting a continuous record of highly accurate infrared spectra with a wide variety of applications in geoscience. Although some research instrumentation early in the development of the(More)
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