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Donald Hillger

Dr. Donald W. Hillger earned a B.S. in Physics (1973) from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters (1976) and Ph.D. (1983) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He continued as a Post Doctoral Fellow and later as a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University before joining the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology (RAMM) Branch of NOAA/NESDIS as a research meteorologist in 1987.

Dr. Hillger specializes in satellite meteorology from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms, as well as satellite instrument calibration/validation, satellite data/image quality, and planning for advanced and future instrumentation. He has published many scientific journal publications, technical reports, and has made presentations at numerous national and international scientific meetings. Publications include journal articles, conference papers and presentations, technical reports, and in-house publications.

Current research emphasis includes analysis of multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imagery and the development of image products from those datasets, utilizing computer-intensive analysis methodology. Other emphasis includes the science checkout of operational geostationary satellites (such as GOES) after launch.

Publications

Refereed Publications

 Technical Reports

Nonrefereed and Informal Publications

Presentations/Posters

Gladkova, I., A. Ignotov, F. Shahriar, Y. Kihai, D. W. Hillger, and B. Petrenko, 2016: Improved VIIRS and MODIS SST Imagery. Remote Sensing, 8(1), doi:10.3390/rs8010079

Miller, S. D., T. L. Schmit, C. J. Seaman, D. T. Lindsey, M. M. Gunshor, R. A. Kohrs, Y. Sumida, and D. W. Hillger, 2016: A Sight for Sore Eyes: The Return of True Color Imagery to Geostationary Satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97:10, 1803-1816.

Hillger, D. W., T. Kopp, C. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, E. Stevens, J. Solbrig, W. Straka III, M. Kreller, A. Kuciauskas, and A. Terborg, 2015: User Validation of VIIRS Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing, 8(1)1, doi: 10.3390/rs8010011

Longmore, S. P., S. D. Miller, D. E. Bikos, D. T. Lindsey, E. J. Szoke, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, R. L. Brummer, J. A. Knaff, 2015: An Automated Mobile Phone Photo Relay and Display Concept Applicable to Operational Severe Weather Monitoring. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 32(7), 1356-1363. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00230.1.

Hillger, D. W., C. J. Seaman,  C. Liang, S. D. Miller,  D. T. Lindsey, and T. Kopp, 2014: Suomi NPP VIIRS Imagery evaluation,  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,  119(11), 6440-6454, doi:10.1002/2013JD021170.

Grasso, L. D., D. W. Hillger, C. Schaaf, Z. Wang, R.L. Brummer, R. DeMaria, 2013: Use of MODIS 16-day albedo values in the generation of synthetic GOES-R natural color imagery. J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073584 (February 22); doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073584.

Hillger, D. W., T. Kopp, T. Lee, D. T. Lindsey, C. Seaman, S. D. Miller, J. Solbrig, S. Q. Kidder, S. Bachmeier, T. Jasmin, and T. Rink, 2013: First Light Imagery from Suomi NPP VIIRS. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  94(7), 1019-1029, plus cover images. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00097.1

Miller, S. D., C. Schmidt, T. J. Schmit, and D. W. Hillger, 2012: A Case for natural colour imagery from geostationary satellites, and an approximation for the GOES-R ABI, Int. J. Remote Sens., 33(13), doi: 10.1080/01431161.

Hillger, D. W., L. D. Grasso, S. D Miller, R. L. Brummer, and R. DeMaria, 2011: Synthetic advanced baseline imager true-color imagery.  J. Appl. Remote Sens. (JARS) 5, 053520 (2011), DOI:10.1117/1.3576112

Hillger, D. W., and S. D. Miller, 2011: GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) For Natural (aka True) Color Imagery Product (NCIP), NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, (April), 28 pp.

Lee, T. F., C. Mitrescu, R. Bankert, C. A. Wolff, and S. D. Miller, 2010: Evaluating icing nowcasts using CloudSat. Elec. J.. Oper. Meteor., Nat. Wea. Assoc., 2010-EJ2.

Lee, T. F., C. Nelson, P. Dills, L.-P. Riishojgaard, A. Jones, L. Li, S. D.Miller, L. E. Flynn, G. Jedlovec, W. McCarty, C. Hoffman, and G. McWilliams, 2010: NPOESS: next generation operational global earth observations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91(6), 727-740.

Mitrescu, C., S. D. Miller, J. Haynes, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and F. J. Turk, 2010: CloudSat precipitation profiling algorithm: Model description. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49, 991-1003, doi:10.1175/2009JAMC2181.1

Turk, F. J., S. D. Miller, and C. Castello, 2010: A dynamic global cloud layer for virtual globes. Int. J. Rem. Sens., 31(7), 1897-1914, doi:10.1080/01431160902926657

Hillger, D. W., J. F. Schmit, 2009: The GOES-13 Science Test. A Synopsis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 6-11.

Hillger, D. W., 2008:  GOES-R advanced baseline imager color product development. J. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology-A. 25(6), 853-872.

Lindsey, D. T., D. W. Hillger, L. D. Grasso, J. A. Knaff, and J. F. Dostalek, 2006: GOES Climatology and Analysis of Thunderstorms with Enhanced 3.9 µm Reflectivity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134(9), 2342–2353.

Hillger, D. W., and S. Q. Kidder, 2005: A simple GOES skin temperature product, Nat. Wea. Dig., 29(4), (December), 25-31.

Ellrod, G. P., B. H. Connell, and D. W. Hillger, 2003: Improved detection of airborne volcanic ash using multi-spectral infrared satellite data. J. Geophysical Research, 108, D12, 6-1 to 6-13.

Hillger, D. W., and G. P. Ellrod, 2003: Detection of important atmospheric and surface features by employing Principal Component Image transformation of GOES imagery, J. Appl. Meteor., 42(5), 611-629.

Hillger, D. W., and J. D. Clark, 2002: Principal Component Image analysis of MODIS for volcanic ash, Part-1: Most important bands and implications for future GOES Imagers, J. Appl. Meteor., 41(10), 985-1001.

Hillger, D.W., and J.D. Clark, 2002: Principal Component Image analysis of MODIS for volcanic ash, Part-2: Simulations of current GOES and GOES-M Imagers, J. Appl. Meteor., 41(10), 1003-1010.

Hillger, D. W., and G. Toth, 2001: Barometers and isobars. Topical Time, 52:6, November/December, 17-21.

Kidder, S. Q., D. W. Hillger, A. J. Mostek, and K. J. Schrab, 2001: Two simple GOES imager products for improved weather analysis and forecasting, National Weather Digest, 24(4), 25-30.

Prins, E., J. Schmetz, L. P. Flynn, D. W. Hillger, and J.M. Feltz, 2001: Overview of current and future diurnal active fire monitoring using a suite of international geostationary satellites. Global and Regional Wildfire Monitoring: Current Status and Future Plans, (F.J. Ahern, J.G. Goldammer, C.O. Justice, Editors), SPB Academic Publishing, The Hague, Netherlands, 145-170.

Hillger, D. W., 1997: Geostationary Weather Satellites. Topical Time, 48(2), March/April, 41-42, 64.

Hillger, D. W., 1997: Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellites. Topical Time, 48(4), July/August, 33-36.

Fuelberg, H. E., P. A. Rao, and D. W. Hillger, 1995: Clustering of satellite sounding radiances to investigate intense low-level humidity gradients. J. Appl. Meteor., 34, 1525-1535.

Hillger, D. W., 1991: Standards on postage stamps. ASTM Standardization News, 19(6), 52-61.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom,  1990: Clustering of satellite sounding radiances to enhance mesoscale meteorological retrievals.  J. Appl. Met.,  29(12), Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1344-1351.

Hillger, D. W., and L. F. Sokol, 1988: The modern metric system on postage stamps. J. Chem.Educ., 65, 384-387.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1988: Estimating noise levels of remotely-sensed measurements from satellites using spatial structure analysis. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 5, 206-214.

Hillger, D. W., and L. F. Sokol, 1987: Guidelines for the use of SI units in technical writing and presentations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 68, 36-40.

Lipton, A. E., D. W. Hillger, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1986: Water vapor vertical profile structures retrieved from satellite data via classification and discrimination. Mon. Wea. Rev., 114, 1103-1111.

Hillger, D. W., 1984: Spatial and temporal variations in mesoscale water vapor retrieved from TOVS infrared radiances in a nocturnal inversion situation. J. Climate Appl. Meteor., 23, 704-723.

Lipton, A.E. and D. W. Hillger, 1982: Objective analysis of discontinuous satellite-derived data fields for grid point interpolation. J. Appl. Meteor., 21, 1571-1581.

Hillger, D. W. and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1981: Retrieval and use of high-resolution moisture and stability fields from Nimbus-6 HIRS radiances in pre-convective situations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 109, 1788-1806.

Hillger, D. W. and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1979: An analysis of satellite infrared soundings at the mesoscale using statistical structure and correlation functions. J. Atmos. Sci., 36, 287-305.

Hillger, D. W. and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1977: Deriving mesoscale temperature and moisture fields from satellite radiance measurements over the United States. J. Appl. Meteor., 16, 715-726.

Technical Reports

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Seaman, C. J., D. W. Hillger, T. Kopp, R. Williams, S. D. Miller and D. T. Lindsey, 2015: Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Imagery Environmental Data Record (EDR) User's Guide. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 150, 31 pp. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5/TR-NESDIS-150

Cao, C., X. (J. ) Xiong, R. Wolfe, F. DeLuccia, Q. (M. ) Liu, S. Blonski, G. Lin, M. Nishihama, D. Pogorzala, H. Oudrari, and D. W. Hillger, 2014: Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) User’s Guide, NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142A, 48 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and T. J. Schmit, 2012: The GOES-15 Science Test: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations, NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 141, (November), 101 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and T. J. Schmit, 2010: The GOES-14 Science Test: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 131, 1-119.

Hillger, D. W., and T. J. Schmit, 2007: The GOES-13 Science Test: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations. NOAA/NESDIS Technical Report 125.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Schmit, and J. M. Daniels: 2003: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validation for the GOES-12 Science Test, NOAA Technical Report, NESDIS 115, September, 66 p.

Daniels, J. M., T. J. Schmit, and D. W. Hillger, 2001: GOES-11 Imager and Sounder radiance and Product Validations for the GOES-11 Science Test. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 103, (August), 49 pp.

Hillger, D. W., 1999: GOES Imager and Sounder calibration, scaling, and image quality. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 93, (June), 34 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and P. J. Celone, 1997: A GOES image quality analysis system for the satellite operations control center. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 89,32 pp.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and D. A. Molenar, 1993: A noise level analysis of special multiple-spin VAS data during STORM-FEST. NOAA Technical Report, NESDIS 65, April, 30 pp.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and D. A. Lubich, 1991: A noise level analysis of special 10-spin-per-channel VAS data. NOAA/NESDIS Technical Report No. 56, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 50 pp.

Nonreferred and Informal Publications

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Toth, G., and D. W. Hillger, 2013: A philatelic history of climate change, Weatherwise, 65, p.34-38.

Hillger, D. W., G. Toth, and S. Bette, 2012: Telstar: A philatelic history, The American Philatelist, 126(10), 924-931.

Knaff, J. A., M. DeMaria, D. W. Hillger, D. T. Lindsey, D. A. Molenar, J. L. Beven II, M. J. Brennan, H. D. Cobb III, R. L. Brummer. A. B. Schumacher, J. P. Dunion, K. K.Fuell, A. L. Molthan, C. S. Velden, 2012: Overview of the GOES-R Proving Ground Activities at National Hurricane Center. 30th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 15-20 April, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Kopp, T., D. W. Hillger, and A. Heidinger, 2012: Tackling the Hydra, validation of the (VIIRS) imagery Environmental Data Record (EDR) and clouds mask. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), paper MO4.13.2, 22-27 July, Munich, Germany.

Toth, G., and D. W. Hillger, 2012: Drought and desertification in postage stamps, WMO Bulletin, 61(2), p.35-39.

Grossberg, M. D., F. Shahriar, I. Gladkova, P. K. Alabi, D. W. Hillger, and S. D. Miller, 2011: Estimating True Color Imagery for GOES-R. Proc SPIE 05/2011; DOI:10.1117/12.884020

Hillger, D. W., L. D. Grasso, R. L. Brummer, R. T. DeMaria, 2011: GOES-R ABI true-color capability. AMS Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems. 23-27 January, Seattle, WA.

Brummer, R.L., C. Combs, B. H. Connell, M. DeMaria, R. T. DeMaria, J. F. Dostalek, L. D. Grasso, D. W. Hillger, J. A. Knaff, D. Zupanski, and D. T. Lindsey, 2010: GOES-R mesoscale product development at CIRA and STAR/RAMMB. 6th Annual Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems-NPOESS and GOES-R,   16-21 January 2010, Atlanta, GA.

Hillger, D. W., and R. L. Brummer, 2010: The GOES-14 and GOES-15 science tests: Last of the current GOES series, CIRA Newsletter, 34, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Fort Collins CO, 4-7.

Jankov, I., L. D. Grasso, M. Sengupta, P. J. Neiman, D. Zupanski, M. Zupanski, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. L. Birkenheuer, R. L. Brummer, and H. Yuan, 2010: An evaluation of five WRF-ARW microphysics schemes using synthetic GOES imagery for an atmospheric river event affecting the California coast. 17th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 26-30 September, Annapolis, MD.

Schmit, T. J., D. W. Hillger, A. S. Bachmeier, and M. M. Gunshor, 2010: NOAA Science Test Results from the GOES-14 and -15 Imager and Sounder, 17th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Annapolis MD, September 27-October 1.

Brummer, R. L., M. Sengupta, L. D. Grasso, D. W. Hillger, D. Lindsey, R. DeMaria, and M. DeMaria: 2009: Synthetic satellite datasets for GOES-R ABI Bands.   16th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11-15 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Grasso, L. D., M. Sengupta, R. L. Brummer, R.T. DeMaria, and D. W. Hillger, 2009: Synthetic GOES-R imagery of fires at 3.9 µm. 16th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11-15 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Hillger, D. W., R. L. Brummer, L. D. Grasso, M. Sengupta, R. T. DeMaria, and M. DeMaria, 2009: Production of Proxy Datsets in Support of GOES-R Algorithm Development. Remote Sensing System Engineering II, SPIE, Vol. 7458, 74580C-1, Philip E. Ardanuy and Jeffery J. Puschell, Editors, 4-5 August, San Diego, CA

Hillger, D. W., M. DeMaria, and R. L. Brummer, 2009: GOES-R ABI product development. 16th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11-15 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Miller, S. D., M. DeMaria, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, E.J. Szoke, R.L. Brummer, A. Kuciauskas, F. Turk, H. Gosden, 2009: Contributions from CIRA to the GOES-R Satellite Proving Ground. 16th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11-15 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Sengupta, M., L. D. Grasso, R. L. Brummer, and D. W. Hillger, 2009: Improving fire detection: Current GOES to GOES-R. 16th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11-15 January, Phoenix, AZ.

DeMaria, M., R. DeMaria, D. W. Hillger, R.Mazur, 2008: Tropical cyclone applications of NPOESS soundings. 4th AMS Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems – (NPOESS), 21-25 January, New Orleans, LA.

Grasso, L. D., M. Sengupta, D. W. Hillger, and R. L. Brummer, 2008: GOES-R Synthetic Imagery and Fire Detection, CIRA Newsletter, 30, Fall 2008, 1-3.

Hillger, D. W., and R. L. Brummer, 2008: Real-time display of experimental GOES-R products. 5th AMS GOES Users’ Conference, 21-25 January, New Orleans, LA.

Hillger, D. W., and G. Toth, 2008: Un-manned satellites on postage stamps 28: The A-1 satellite, Astrophile, 53(1), (January/February), 37-39.

Lindsey, D. T., D. W. Hillger, L. D. Grasso, 2008:  Development of severe weather products for the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager.   5th AMS GOES Users’ Conference, 21-25 January, New Orleans, LA.

Sengupta, M., L. D. Grasso, D. W. Hillger, R.L. Brummer, M. DeMaria, 2008:  Quantifying uncertainties in fire size and temperature measured by GOES-R ABI, 5th AMS GOES Users’ Conference, 21-25 January, New Orleans, LA.

Hillger, D. W., and M. DeMaria, 2007: GOES-R Color Product Development.   3rd Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites, 14-18 January 2007, San Antonio, TX.

Hillger, D. W. and M. DeMaria, 2007: GOES-R color product development. EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, 24–28 September, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Hillger, D. W. and T. Schmit, 2007Results of the GOES-13 science test.   EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, 24–28 September, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Hillger, D. W., T. Schmit, D. T. Lindsey, J. A. Knaff, J. Daniels, 2007:  An overview of GOES-13 science test.   3rd Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellites, 14-18 January 2007, San Antonio, TX.

Connell, B. H., and D. W. Hillger, 2006: Preparing for GOES-R: Old tools with new perspectives, CIRA Newsletter, 25, Spring, 1-3.

Daniels, J., R. Scofield, G. Ellrod, R. Kuligowski, D. W. Hillger, T. J. Schmit, W. Bresky, J. C. Davenport, and A. J. Schreiner, 2006: Validation of GOES-N Imager data and products during the GOES-N Science Test, 14th Conf. Sat. Meteor. Ocean., AMS, 29 January – 3 February, Atlanta GA , 5-p.

DeMaria, M., D. W. Hillger, C. Barnet, R. T. DeMaria, 2006: Tropical Cyclone Applications of Next-Generation Operational Satellite Soundings. AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. 29 January-3 February, Atlanta, GA.

Hillger, D. W., 2006: GOES-R ABI New Product Development: Focus on Fog and Atmospheric Dust. 4th GOES-R Users' Conference. 1-3 May, Broomfield, CO.

Hillger, D. W., 2006: GOES-R Product Development Risk Reduction Activities. AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. 29 January-3 February, Atlanta, GA.

Hillger, D. W., T. Schmit, D. T. Lindsey, J. A. Knaff, and J. Daniels, 2006: An Overview of GOES-N Science Test. AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. 29 January-3 February, Atlanta, GA.

Hillger, D. W., and G. Toth, 2006: Weather balloons and radiosondes, Topical Time, 57(3), 41-46, 89.

Schmit, T. J., G. S. Wade, M. M. Gunshor, J. P. Nelson III, A. J. Schreiner, J. Li, J. Daniels, and D. W. Hillger, 2006: The GOES-N Sounder Data and Products. AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography.  29 January-3 February, Atlanta, GA. 6 pp.

Gosden, H., D. L. Watson, D. A. Molenar, K. Schrab, J. F. W. Purdom, D. W. Hillger, T. Whittaker, and T. Smith, 2005: RAMSDIS to RAMSDIS Online, CIRA Magazine, 24, Fall, 4.

DeMaria, M., D. W. Hillger, C. D. Barnet, J. P. Dunion, and R. T. DeMaria, 2004:  Evaluation of Hyperspectral Infrared Soundings in Tropical Cyclone Environments. Available from the preprint CD, 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 20-23 September, Norfolk, VA.

DeMaria, M., D. W. Hillger, J. F .W. Purdom, R. M. Zehr, H. Gosden, D. L. Watson, J. A. Knaff, D. L. Lindsey, D. E. Bikos, 2004:  Advance Mesoscale Product Development for GOES-R Using  Operational and Experimental Satellite Observations.   3rd GOES Users Conference. 10-13 May, Broomfield, CO.

Hillger, D. W., M. DeMaria, and L. D. Grasso, 2004: GOES-R Risk Reduction Activities at CIRA. CIRA Magazine. 10-11.

Hillger, D. W., M. DeMaria, and R. M. Zehr, 2004: Advance Mesoscale Product Development for GOES-R Using Operational and Experimental Satellite Observations. SPIE Annual Meeting, August 2-6, Denver, CO.

Hillger, D. W., and G. Toth, 2004: Anemometers and windsocks. Topical Time, 55(6), (November/December), 29-33.

Hillger, D. W., and S. Q. Kidder, 2003: A simple GOES skin temperature product. 12th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 10-14 February, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Hillger, D. W., 2002: Changes in the GOES-12 Imager. CIRA 2002 (CIRA Newsletter), 17, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins CO, 13-14.

Hillger, D. W., 2002: Images of smoke and fires from MODIS and GOES, CIRA Magazine, 18, 3-4.

Koyama, T., and D. W. Hillger, 2002: Verification of GMS-5 VISSR infrared detector using structure function analysis. 3rd International Asia-Pacific Environmental Remote Sensing Symposium. 23-27 October, Hangzhou, China, SPIE, 4895-32.

Daniels, J. M., T. J. Schmit, and D. W. Hillger, 2001: GOES-11 Imager and Sounder radiance and Product Validations for the GOES-11 Science Test. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 103, (August), 49 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and J. D. Clark, 2001: Principal Component Image analysis of MODIS for volcanic ash. 11th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 15-18 October, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 55-60.

Hillger, D. W., and J. D. Clark, 2001: Simulation of GOES-M 5-band imager using MODIS data. 11th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 15-18 October, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 600-603.

Koyama, T., D. W. Hillger, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2001: MODIS statistical structure function analysis, 11th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 15-18 October, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 596-599.

Hillger, D. W., 2000: The RAMMT Team at 20 and looking to the future. CIRA Magazine, 14, Fall, 16-17.

Hillger, D. W. and G. P. Ellrod, 2000: Detection of unusual atmospheric and surface features by employing principal component image transformation of GOES imagery. 10th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. 14-18 January, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 461-464.

Hillger, D. W., 1999: Using the new 1.6 um channel on NOAA-15 in satellite product development. 10th Conf. on Atmospheric Radiation, June 28-July 2, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 193-196.

Watson, D. L., and D. W. Hillger, 1999: RAMSDIS On-Line: A Web-based tool for the satellite data user. CIRA'99 (CIRA Newsletter), 11,Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins CO, 6-7.

Hillger, D. W., 1996: Meteorological analysis using principal component image transformation of GOES imagery. Proceedings of the 1996 International Radiation Symposium, 19-24 August, Fairbanks, AK, 480-483.

Hillger, D. W., 1996: Meteorological features from principal component image transformation of GOES imagery. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation. Denver, CO, 4-9 August, SPIE, 111-121.

Dills, P. N., D. W. Hillger, and J. F. W. Purdom, 1996: Distinguishing between different meteorological phenomena and land surface properties using the multispectral imaging capabilities of GOES-8. Proceedings of the 8th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 28 January-2 February, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 339-342.

Hillger, D. W., 1996: Meteorological features from principal component image transformation of GOES imager and sounder data. 8th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 28 January-2 February, 1996, Atlanta, GA, 90-95.

Hillger, D. W., 1996: Postage stamps for meteorological education including a brief history of weather satellites. 5th Symposium on Education, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 28 January-2 February, 1996, Atlanta, GA, 6 pp.

Hillger, D. W., 1994: Use of truncated principal component analysis to improve images from satellite sounding channels. Proceedings of the Seventh Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 6-10 June, Monterey, CA, 540-541.

Hillger, D. W., and J.F. Weaver, 1994: Analysis of mesoscale satellite soundings with and without clustering. Proceedings from the 7th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Monterey, CA, 6-10 June 1994, 501-504.

Hillger, D. W., and J.F. Weaver, 1993: Analysis of the convective environment utilizing clustered VAS retrievals. 17th Conf. on Severe Local Storms. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 4-8 October, St. Louis, MO, 84-87.

Rao, A. P., H. E. Fuelberg, and D. W. Hillger, 1993: Cluster-derived satellite soundings during a period of intense low-level humidity gradients. 17th Conf. on Severe Local Storms. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 4-8 October, St. Louis, MO, 88-92.

Hillger, D. W., 1993: Temporal and spatial auto-correlations of atmospheric water vapor. Workshop on Atmospheric Correction of Landsat Imagery, 29 June - 1 July, Torrance, CA, 45-49.

Chang, T. T., and D. W. Hillger, 1992: Optimal smoothing of GOES VAS for upper-atmosphere thermal waves. 6th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, , Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5-10 January, Atlanta, GA, 102-105.

Hillger, D. W., 1992: Image and graphical analysis of principal components of satellite sounding channels. 6th Conf. Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5-10 January, Atlanta, GA, 28-31.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1992: A satellite sounding analysis of the 28 August 1990 Illinois tornadoes. 6th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5-10 January, Atlanta, GA, 114-117.

Snook, J. S., and D. W. Hillger, 1992: A comparison of cluster versus rectangular averaging of radiance measurements for use in VAS soundings. 6th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5-10 January, Atlanta, GA, 32-35.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1991: A preliminary case study analysis using TOVS (HIRS/2) for the 28 August 1990 Illinois tornadoes. 6th International TOVS Study Conf., CIMSS, 1-6 May, Airlie, VA, 185-200.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1990: Mesoscale thermodynamic soundings from satellite data. 16th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 22-26 October, Kananaskis Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada, 171-174.

Chang, T. T., and D. W. Hillger, 1990: Analysis of upper atmospheric waves using enhanced VAS imagery. 5th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3-7 September, London, UK, 404-407.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and D. A. Lubich, 1990: An optimal spin budget as determined from special VAS data. 5th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3-7 September, London , UK, 169-172.

Hillger, D. W., J. S. Snook, and J. F. W. Purdom, 1990: A case study analysis of clustering applied to VAS measurements. 5th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc, , 3-7 September, London, UK, 354-359.

Purdom, J. F. W., and D. W. Hillger, 1990: Satellite data and convective development. 5th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3-7 September , London, UK, 179-180.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1989: Using VAS data to add mesoscale detail to synoptic-scale radiosonde data. 12th Conf, on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 2-6 October, Monterey, CA, 412-415.

Hillger, D. W., 1989: Computer-intensive methods for statistical analysis of satellite sounding radiances. 11th Conf, on Probability and Statistics in Atmospheric Science, 1-5 October, Monterey, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 204-209.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1989: Clustering of satellite/sounding radiances to maximize mesoscale meteorological detail. 4th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 16-19 May, San Diego, CA, 228-231.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1989: Using VAS data to add mesoscale detail to synoptic-scale radiosonde data. 12th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2-6 October, Monterey, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 412-415.

Hillger, D. W., and J F. W. Purdom, 1988: Clustering of VAS radiances to distinguish air mass Characteristics. International Radiation Symposium '88: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation, (J. Lenoble and J. -F. Geleyn, Editors; A Deepak Publisher), IAMAP, 18-24 August, Lille, France, 523-527.

Hillger, D. W., A. S. Jones, J. F. W. Purdom, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1988: Spatial and temporal variability of VAS radiance measurements by structure and correlation analysis. 3rd Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1-5 February, Anaheim, CA, 51-54.

Hillger, D. W., 1988: Spatial and temporal variability of VAS measurements. Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Newsletter, 3:1, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, (March), 3-8.

Jones, A. S., D. W. Hillger, J. F. W. Purdom, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1988: Enhanced imageproducts by limb-correction and smoothing of VAS radiance measurements. 3rd Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1-5 February, Anaheim, CA, 105-108.

Hillger, D. W., A. S. Jones, J. F. W. Purdom, T. H. Vonder Haar, and R.N. Green, 1987: Mesoscale applications of spatially-averaged VAS radiance measurements based on statistical tructure function analysis. 3rd Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 21-26 August,Vancouver, BC, Canada, 122-123.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1987: Survey of meteorological satellite ground-based receiving equipment. WMO Satellite Report SAT-6, WMO/TD-No. 191, 41 pp.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1986: The application of TOVS data to the Carolina tornado outbreak of 28 March 1984. Technical Proceedings of the 3rd International TOVS Study Conf., CIMSS, 13-16 August, Madison, WI, 102-117.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1986: The use of structure function analysis to estimate the noise level and potential resolution of satellite measurements. 2nd Conf. on Satellite Meteorology/Remote Sensing and Applications, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 13-16 May, Williamsburg, VA, 102-107.

Purdom, J. F. W., D. W. Hillger, T. H. Vonder Haar, C. A. Johnson, D. A. Lubich and P. Laybe, 1986: Development of mesoscale forecast products from satellite microwave sounding data. 2nd Conf. on Satellite Meteorology/Remote Sensing and Applications, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 13-16 May, Williamsburg, VA, 376-381.

Vonder Haar, T. H., J. L. Behunek, and D. W. Hillger, 1986: Lecture notes on the applications of meteorological satellite services and data. WMO/TD-No.152, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 390 pp.

Hillger, D. W., J. F. W. Purdom, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1985: An analysis of various mesoscale air masses for 28 March 1984 using NOAA-7 TOVS. 14th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 29 October - 1 November, Indianapolis, IN, 36-39.

Hillger, D. W. and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1985: Quantitative evaluations of the VAS 6.8 and 7.3 um water vapor channels leading to a second-order water vapor retrieval. Conf, on Aerospace and Range Meteorology, 27-29 August, Huntsville, AL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 17-22.

Hillger, D. W., A. E. Lipton, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1984: Vertical resolution in water vapor soundings from satellites: goals and limitations IRS'84: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation, (G. Fiocco, Editor, A Deepak Publisher), IAMAP, 21-29 August, Perugia, Italy, 410-414.

Vonder Haar, T. H., J. L. Behunek, and D. W. Hillger, 1984. Satellite support to the Sierra Cooperative Pilot Project: 1979 to1984. Bureau of Reclamation Contract 9-07-85-V0025, Final Report, (September), 83 pp.

Hillger, D. W., 1983: Mesoscale moisture fields retrieved from satellite infrared radiances in nocturnal inversion cases. Atmospheric Science Paper No. 373, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 140 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1983: Precipitable water vapor and thickness fields over the Tasman Sea on 28 October 1982. Technical Proceedings of the First International TOVS Study Conf., CIMSS, 29 August-2 September, Igls, Austria, 101-108.

Vonder Haar, T. H., D. W. Hillger, and A.E. Lipton, 1983: Satellite sounding applications at the synoptic scale and as input to global numerical models, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. AFGL-TR-80-0269, Final Report, (August), 120 pp.

Lipton, A. E., D. W. Hillger, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1983: Estimation of water-vapor profiles rom total precipitable water, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. AFGL-TR-80-0175, Scientific Report, (July ), 11 pp.

Hillger, D. W., S. Q. Kidder, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1982: An assessment of the potential for temperature and moisture retrievals from SSH-1 radiances, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. AFGL-TR-82-0325, Scientific Report, (September), 75 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1980: A comparison of satellite-derived parameters with surface observations for mesoscale analysis and forecasting. Volume of Extended Abstracts, International Radiation Symposium, IAMAP, 11-16 August, Fort Collins, CO, 99-101.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1979: Numerical simulation of VTPR temperature retrievals in a severe storm environment. NASA Grant NSG-5259, Final Report, (June), 34 pp.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1978: A structure function analysis of satellite infrared soundings at the mesoscale. Remote Sounding of the Atmosphere from Space, Pergamon Press, (H. -J.Bolle, Editor), (COSPAR, Advances in Space Exploration, Volume-4). (June), 49-55.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1978: A structure function analysis of mesoscale satellite infrared soundings. 3rd Conf. on Atmospheric Radiation, Amer. Meteor.Soc., 28-30 June, Davis, CA, 120-125.

Negri, A. J., D. W. Hillger, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1977: Moisture convergence from a combined mesoscale moisture analysis and wind field for 24 April 1975. 10th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 18-21 October, Omaha, NE, 48-53.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1976: Mesoscale temperature and moisture fields from satellite infrared soundings. Atmospheric Science Paper No., 249, M.S. Thesis, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 66 pp. (NTIS: N76-33599).

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1976: Mesoscale temperature and moisture fields from satellite infrared soundings. Workshop on Satellite Atmospheric Soundings, 23 September, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, NM, 98-112.

Hillger, D. W., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1976: Mesoscale temperature and moisture fields from satellite infrared soundings. Proceedings, Symposium on Meteorological Observations from Space: Their Contribution to the First GARP Global Experiment, COSPAR, 8-10 June, Philadelphia, PA, 294-298.

Reynolds, D. W., T. H. Vonder Haar, E. A. Smith, and D. W. Hillger, 1976. A bi-spectral method for cloud parameter determination. Proceedings, Symposium on Meteorological Observations from Space: Their Contribution to the First GARP Global Experiment, COSPAR, 8-10 June, Philadelphia, PA, 294-298.

Vonder Haar, T. H., and D. W. Hillger, 1975: Optimum satellite orbits for accurate measurement of the earth's radioation budget; design and test of a system. NASA Cntract NAS1-12106, Final Report, Phase-B, (March), 30 pp.

Watson, D. L., and D. W. Hillger, 1999: RAMSDIS On-Line: A Web-based tool for the satellite data user. CIRA'99 (CIRA Newsletter), 11,Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins CO, 6-7.

Presentations/Posters

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Goldberg, M., G. Mandt, J. Taylor, D. W. Hillger, C. Barnet, 2017: JPSS and Instruments. NOAA Satellite Conference, CREST, 17-20 July, New York City, NY.

Hillger, D. W., D. T. Lindsey, D. A. Molenar, S. D. Miller, K. Micke, 2017: Imagery Highlights from the First Six Months of the ABI. NOAA Satellite Conference, CREST, 17-20 July, New York City, NY. (poster)

Hillger, D. W., 2017: JPSS Atmospheric EDRs (Imagery, Clouds, Aerosols, Ozone, Soundings). NUCAPS Session, JPSS Annual Science Team Meeting, 14-18 August, College Park, MD.

Hillger, D. W., 2017: Suomi NPP VIIRS Imagery. NOAA Satellite Conference, CREST, 17-20 July, New York City, NY.

Hillger, D. W., 2017: VIIRS Day/Night Band Research and Application Developments 'On the Eve" of JPSS-1. NOAA Satellite Conference, CREST, 17-20 July, New York City, NY.

Hillger, D. W., 2017: VIIRS EDR Imagery Overview and Preparations for J1. JPSS Annual Science Team Meeting, 14-18 August, College Park, MD.

Hillger, D.W., T. Kopp, T. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, J. Torres, 2017: Validating VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1. AMS 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems. 22-26 January, Seattle, WA.

Micke, K., D. W. Hillger, 2017: SLIDER: Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time. NOAA Satellite Conference, CREST, 17-20 July, New York City, NY. (poster)

Seaman, C. J., S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, 2017: JPSS and GOES-R Multispectral Imagery Applications and Product Development at CIRA. AMS 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 22-26 January, Seattle, WA. (poster)

Szoke, E. J. , D. E. Bikos, B. H. Connell, H. Gosden, S. D. Miller, J. Torres, R. L. Brummer, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. A. Molenar, C. J. Seaman, 2017: CIRA's Contribution to the NWS GOES-R Proving Ground: A Look Back at Pre-Launch Activities and a Look Ahead to Post-Launch Interactions. AMS 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 22-26 January, Seattle, WA.

Hillger, D. W., 2016: Preparing for VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1. Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Conference, August15-18, Madison, WI.

Hillger, D. W., 2016: VIIRS EDR Overview, STAR JPSS Annual Science Team Meeting. 8-12 August, College Park, MD.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, and D. T. Lindsey, 2016: How is VIIRS EDR Imagery Validated? 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 96th AMS Annual Meeting, 10-14 January 2016, New Orleans, LA. (oral presentation)

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, J. Torres, and D. T. Lindsey, 2016: Preparing for VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1. Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Conference, 15-18 August, Madison, WI.

Lindsey, D. T., S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, T.J. Schmit, W. Straka, and Y.Sumida, 2016: A First Look at Imagery from Himawari-8. 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 96th AMS Annual Meeting, 10-14 January 2016, New Orleans, LA. (poster presentation)

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, T. J. Schmit, M. M. Gunshor, D. W. Hillger, Y. Sumida, and L. D. Grasso, 2016: Himawari-8 AHI Proves 'Instrumental' in Preparations for Enhanced GOES-R ABI Imagery Applications. Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Conference, 15-18 August, Madison, WI.

Miller, S. D., T. J. Schmit, C. J. Seaman, M. Gunshor, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, and Y. Sumida, 2016: The Return of True Color to the Geostationary Satellites: Transitioning from Polar, to Himawari, to GOES-R. 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 96th AMS Annual Meeting, 10-14 January 2016, New Orleans, LA. (oral presentation)

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, R. L. Brummer, H. Gosden, S. D. Miller, D. W. Hillger, B. H. Connell, D. A. Molenar, C. J. Seaman, and D. T. Lindsey, 2016: CIRA's Current and Future Contributions to the GOES-R Proving Ground as we Approach the Launch of GOES-R. Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Conference, 15-18 August, Madison, WI.

Brummer, R. L., E. Szoke, S. D Miller, C. J. Seaman, D. T. Lindsey, G. Chirokova, A. B. Schumacher, D. W. Hilger, and D. A. Molenar, 2015: Proving Ground Activities at CIRA. 6th Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference (AOMSUC), 9-13 November 2015, Tokyo, Japan. 

Longmore, S. P., S. D. Miller, D. E. Bikos, D. T. Lindsey, E. J. Szoke, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, R. L. Brummer, J. A. Knaff, 2015: An Automated Mobile Phone Photo Relay and Display Concept Applicable to Operational Severe Weather Monitoring, 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, Session: "Crowdsourcing Data and Data Portals - Part I," Phoenix, AZ, 4-8 January.

Longmore, S. P., S. D. Miller, D. E. Bikos, D. T. Lindsey, E. J. Szoke, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, R. L. Brummer, J. A. Knaff, 2015: An Automated Mobile Phone Photo Relay and Display Concept Applicable to Operational Severe Weather Monitoring, Earth and Space Science Informatics Conference, Session: "Near-Real-Time Data for Earth Science and Space Weather Applications I, Phoenix, AZ, 4-8 January.

Miller, S. D., C. J. Seaman, D. T. Lindsey, T. Schmit, M. Gunshor, D. W. Hillger, and Y. Sumida, 2015:Multispectral Application Development of Himawari-8 AHI,6th Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference (AOMSUC), 9-13 November 2015, Tokyo, Japan. 

Seaman, C. J., S. D. Miller and D. W. Hillger, 2015: On the Use of VIIRS Day/Night Band and Near Constant Contrast Imagery. STAR 2nd Annual JPSS Science Meeting, 26 August, College Park, MD.

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, R. L. Brummer, H. Gosden, D. T. Lindsey, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, S. D. Miller, and C. J. Seaman, 2015: An update on CIRA's Proving Ground efforts as we approach the launch of GOES-R. AMS 27th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/23rd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 29 June-3 July, Chicago, Talk 15B.5

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, R. L. Brummer, H. Gosden, D. T. Lindsey, D. A. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, S. D. Miller, and C. J. Seaman, 2015: An Update of CIRA's GOES-R and JPSS Proving Ground Activities. NOAA Satellite Science Week, 23-27 February, Boulder, CO.

Brummer, R. L., E. J. Szoke, D. T. Lindsey, L. D. Grasso, D. W. Hillger and D. E. Bikos, 2014: Synthetic satellite imagery development at CIRA. EUMETSAT 2014 Meteorological Satellite Conference, 22-26 September. Geneva, Switzerland.

Hillger, D. W., C. J. Seaman, C. Liang, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, T. Kopp, 2014: Suomi NPP VIIRS Near Constant Contrast (NCC) Imagery. AMS Tenth Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 2-6 February, Atlanta, GA.

Longmore, S., A. B. Schumacher, J. F. Dostalek, R. T. DeMaria, G. Chirokova, J. A. Knaff, M. DeMaria, D. Powell, W. Yu, A. Sigmund, D. W. Hillger, 2014: : Lessons Learned from the Deployment and Integration of a Microwave Sounder Based Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Surface Wind Estimation Algorithm into NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Product Operations. AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics Conference, Session: "Polar Cyberinfrastructure Posters. 18 December, San Francisco, CA.

Hillger, D. W., T. Kopp, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, 2013: Suomi NPP VIIRS Imagery after 1 Year. AMS Ninth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems. 6-10 January, Austin, TX.

Hillger D. W., T. Kopp, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, 2013: Suomi NPP VIIRS Imagery after 1 Year, NOAA Satellite Conference for Direct Readout, GOES/POES, and GOES-R/JPSS Users, 8-12 April, College Park, MD.

Seaman, C. J., D. W. Hillger, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, 2013: Suomi-NPP VIIRS imagery: RGB applications and product development at CIRA. Joint AMS/EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, September, Vienna, Austria,

Seaman, C. J., S. D. Miller and D.W. Hillger, 2013: RGB applications of VIIRS imagery in support of a weather-ready Nation. CoRP Symposium, July, Madison, WI.

Brummer, R. L., S. D. Miller, D. W. Hillger, C. J. Seaman, 2012: VIIRS RGB Activities at CIRA.  WMO-EUMETSAT workshop on RGB Satellite Products: Standards, Applications and Opportunities. 17-19 September, Seeheim, Germany,

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, 2012: First Images and Products From VIIRS on NPP. AMS Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems. 22-26 January, New Orleans, LA.

Hillger, D. W., and T. Schmit, 2012: GOES Science Tests: Results for the Last Two of the Current GOES Series. 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology / First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference. 22-26 January, New Orleans, LA.

Hillger, D. W., 2011: An Overview of True-Color Imagery Products from Space: ATS-3 to GOES-R. 8th Annual CoRP Science Symposium. Asheville, NC, 17-18 August.

Brummer, R. L., C. Combs, B. H. Connell, M. DeMaria, R. T. DeMaria, J. F. Dostalek, L. D. Grasso, D. W. Hillger, J. A. Knaff, D. Zupanski, and D. T. Lindsey, 2010: GOES-R mesoscale product development at CIRA and STAR/RAMMB, 6th Annual Symposium on Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems-NPOESS and GOES-R, AMS, Atlanta GA.

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

Grasso, L. D., R. L. Brummer, R. T. DeMaria, and D. W. Hillger, 2009:  Synthetic GOES-R Imagery of Agricultural and Wild Fires.  Eight Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 13-15 October 2009, Kalispell, Montana.

D. W. Hillger, 2009: History of weather satellites as well as other environmental and scientific satellites. Rocky Mountain Stamp Show, 15 May, Denver, CO.

Knaff, J. A., D. W. Hillger, M. DeMaria, J. Gurka, 2009:  Developing GOES-R Tropical Cyclone Products vis Proxies. 63rd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, 2-5 March, St. Petersburg, FL.

Hillger, D. W., 2006:  ABI product development.   3rd CoRP Science Symposium, 15 & 16 August, Fort Collins, CO.

DeMaria, M., D. W. Hillger, C. D. Barnet, J. P. Dunion, and R. T. DeMaria, 2004:  Evaluation of Hyperspectral Infrared Soundings in Tropical Cyclone Environments.   4th Hyperpsectral Workshop, August, Madison, WI

DeMaria, M., D. W. Hillger, R. M. Zehr, and B. H. Connell, 1999: Incorporation of GOES data into an Atlantic tropical cyclone formation parameter. 53rd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conf., 8-12 February, Biloxi, MS.

Hillger, D. W., and J. F. W. Purdom, 1989: Mesoscale thermodynamic soundings from satellite data. IAMAP Symposium on Mesoscale Phenomena: Analysis and Forecasting, 31 July - 12 August, Reading, UK.

Vonder Haar, T. H., and D. W. Hillger, 1984: New and emerging satellite data sets and analysis methods for nowcasting. Nowcasting , 3-7 September, Norrkoping, Sweden.

Hillger, D. W., 1984: Mesoscale moisture fields retrieved from satellite infrared radiances in nocturnal inversion cases. International Conf. on Mesoscale Meteorology, 6-10 February, Melbourne, Australia.

Hillger, D. W., M. DeMaria, and L. D. Grasso, 2004: GOES-R Risk Reduction Activities at CIRA. CIRA Magazine. 10-11.

Lipton, A. W., D. W. Hillger, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1983: A statistical method for retrieving meteorologically significant moisture profiles from infrared satellite radiances. IUGG Inter-disciplinary Symposium on Remote Sensing for Climate Studies, Hamburg, FRG, 15-27 August.

E-mail: Don.Hillger@noaa.gov

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