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Cooperative Research Programs

Advanced Satellite Products Branch


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Andy Heidinger photoDr. Andrew Heidinger's research at NOAA is focused primarily on cloud remote sensing using imagers. His projects include the development of new algorithms for operational satellites (AVHRR and GOES). In addition, he is involved with projects developing new remote sensing techniques and radiative transfer models for advanced sensors (VIIRS and ABI). He is also interested in satellite calibration and analysis of long term imager data sets.

Dr. Heidinger is stationed at the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1998. His Ph.D. research was focused on using measurements in the A-band of oxygen to perform nadir sounding of clouds and aerosol. Dr. Heidinger also serves as an adjunct professor in the AOS department at the University of Wisconsin

Specifically, his current projects are:

  • Development of the AVHRR Pathfinder Atmospheres Extended (PATMOS-x) Cloud, Surface and Aerosol Climatology
  • Improvement of the real-time AVHRR cloud products from POES and METOP
  • Risk reduction studies for cloud products from NPOESS/VIIRS
  • Development of cloud remote sensing approaches for the GOES-R ABI

Recent Publications

A list of Dr. Heidinger's recent publications can be seen at the Schwerdtfeger Library Publications Database.


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