Sciences and Exploration Directorate

William S Olson

(RESEARCH PROFESSOR)

 william.s.olson@nasa.gov

 301.614.6314

Org Code: 612

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 612
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO

Publications


Refereed

Pelissier, C., W. Olson, K.-S. Kuo, et al. A. Loftus, R. Schrom, and I. Adams. 2022. A Physically-based, Meshless Lagrangian Approach to Simulate Melting Precipitation Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences [10.1175/jas-d-22-0150.1]

Das, S., Y. Wang, J. Gong, et al. L. Ding, S. J. Munchak, C. Wang, D. L. Wu, L. Liao, W. S. Olson, and D. O. Barahona. 2022. A Comprehensive Machine Learning Study to Classify Precipitation Type over Land from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GPM-GMI) Measurements Remote Sensing 14 (15): 3631 [10.3390/rs14153631]

Grecu, M., W. S. Olson, S. J. Munchak, et al. S. Ringerud, L. Liao, Z. Haddad, B. L. Kelley, and S. F. McLaughlin. 2016. The GPM Combined Algorithm Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33 (10): 2225-2245 [10.1175/jtech-d-16-0019.1]

Munchak, S. J., R. Meneghini, M. Grecu, and W. S. Olson. 2016. A Consistent Treatment of Microwave Emissivity and Radar Backscatter for Retrieval of Precipitation over Water Surfaces Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33 (2): 215-229 [10.1175/jtech-d-15-0069.1]

L'Ecuyer, T. S., M. Rodell, W. S. Olson, et al. B. Lin, S. Kato, C. A. Clayson, E. Wood, J. Sheffield, R. F. Adler, G. J. Huffman, M. G. Bosilovich, G. Gu, F. Robertson, P. R. Houser, D. Chambers, J. S. Famiglietti, E. Fetzer, W. T. Liu, X. Gao, C. A. Schlosser, E. Clark, D. P. Lettenmaier, and K. Hilburn. 2015. The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early Twenty-First Century Journal of Climate 28 (21): 8319–8346 [10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00556.1]

Rodell, M., H. K. Beaudoing, T. S. L’Ecuyer, et al. W. S. Olson, J. S. Famiglietti, P. R. Houser, R. F. Adler, M. G. Bosilovich, C. A. Clayson, D. Chambers, E. Clark, E. J. Fetzer, X. Gao, G. Gu, K. Hilburn, G. J. Huffman, D. P. Lettenmaier, W. T. Liu, F. R. Robertson, C. A. Schlosser, J. Sheffield, and E. F. Wood. 2015. The Observed State of the Water Cycle in the Early Twenty-First Century Journal of Climate 28 (21): 8289–8318 [10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00555.1]

Matsui, T., T. Iguchi, X. Li, et al. M. Han, W.-K. Tao, W. A. Petersen, T. L'Ecuyer, R. Meneghini, W. S. Olson, C. D. Kummerow, A. Y. Hou, M. R. Schwaller, E. F. Stocker, and J. M. Kwiatkowski. 2013. GPM Satellite Simulator over Ground Validation Sites Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94 (11): 1653-1660 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00160.1]

Grecu, M., L. Tian, W. S. Olson, and S. Tanelli. 2011. A Robust Dual-Frequency Radar Profiling Algorithm J. Appl. Meteor. 50 (7): 1543-1557 [10.1175/2011JAMC2655.1]

Dong, X., X. Baike, K. Aaron, et al. F. Zhe, K. Jared, R. Paul, A. Robert, L. Tristan, W. S. Olson, H. Kuo-lin, W. Liu, L. Bing, D. Yi, and J. Tianyu. 2011. Investigation of the 2006 drought and 2007 flood extremes at the Southern Great Plains through an integrative analysis of observations J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D3): D03204 [10.1029/2010JD014776]

Han, M., S. A. Braun, W. S. Olson, P. O. Persson, and J. Bao. 2010. Application of TRMM PR and TMI Measurements to Assess Cloud Microphysical Schemes in the MM5 for a Winter Storm J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 49 (6): 1129-1148 [10.1175/2010JAMC2327.1]

Hagos, S., C. Zhang, W. Tao, et al. S. Lang, Y. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W. S. Olson, and T. L’Ecuyer. 2010. Estimates of Tropical Diabatic Heating Profiles: Commonalities and Uncertainties Journal of Climate 23 (3): 542-558 [10.1175/2009JCLI3025.1]

Zhang, C., L. Jian, H. Samson, et al. W. Tao, S. Lang, N. Yukari, S. Shoichi, K. Masaki, W. S. Olson, and L. Tristan. 2010. MJO Signals in Latent Heating: Results from TRMM Retrievals J Atmos Sci 67 (11): 3488-3508 [10.1175/2010JAS3398.1]

Masunaga, H., T. Matsui, W. Tao, et al. A. Hou, D. Christian, N. Teruyuki, B. Peter, W. S. Olson, S. Miho, and Y. Takashi. 2010. Satellite Data Simulator Unit: A Multisensor, Multispectral Satellite Simulator Package Bull Amer Meteor Soc 91 (12): 1625-1632 [10.1175/2010BAMS2809.1]

Grecu, M., W. S. Olson, C. Shie, T. LEcuyer, and W. Tao. 2009. Combining Satellite Microwave Radiometer and Radar Observations to Estimate Atmospheric Heating Profiles Journal of Climate 22 (23): 6356-6376 [10.1175/2009JCLI3020.1]

Matsui, T., X. Zeng, W. Tao, et al. H. Masunaga, W. S. Olson, and S. Lang. 2009. Evaluation of Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations Using Satellite Radiance Observations and Multifrequency Satellite Simulators J Atmos Ocea Tech 26 (7): 1261–1274 [10.1175/2008JTECHA1168.1]

Shie, C., L. Chiu, R. F. Adler, et al. P. Xie, I. Lin, F. Wang, E. Nelkin, R. Chokngamwong, and W. S. Olson. 2009. A note on reviving the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) dataset Adv. Atmos. Sci. 26 (6): 1071-1080 [10.1007/s00376-009-8138-z]

Grecu, M., and W. S. Olson. 2008. Precipitating Snow Retrievals from Combined Airborne Cloud Radar and Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Observations J. Appl. Meteor. Clim. 47 (6): 1634-1650 [10.1175/2007JAMC1728.1]

Kim, M.-J., J. A. Weinman, W. S. Olson, et al. D.-E. Chang, G. S. Jackson, and J. R. Wang. 2008. A physical model to estimate snowfall over land using AMSU-B observations J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D9): D09201 [10.1029/2007JD008589]

Zhou, Y., W.-K. Tao, A. Y. Hou, et al. W. S. Olson, C.-L. Shie, K. Lau, M. Chou, X. Lin, and M. Grecu. 2007. Use of High-Resolution Satellite Observations to Evaluate Cloud and Precipitation Statistics from Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations. Part I: South China Sea Monsoon Experiment J. Atmos. Sci. 64 (12): 4309-4329 [10.1175/2007JAS2281.1]

Lang, S. E., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, et al. W. S. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson. 2007. Improving Simulations of Convective Systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and Westerly Regimes J Atmos Sci 64 (4): 1141-1164 [10.1175/JAS3879.1]

Olson, W. S., M. Grecu, J. Stout, and S. Yang. 2007. The Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF): Description and current applications Measuring Precipitation from Space: EURAINSAT and the future 179-188

Lang, S. E., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, et al. W. S. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson. 2007. Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes J Atmos Sci 64 (1141-1164): 101175/JAS3879

Grecu, M., and W. S. Olson. 2006. Bayesian estimation of precipitation from satellite passive microwave observations using combined radar-radiometer retrievals J Appl Meteor 45 (3): 416-433 [10.1175/JAM2360.1]

Olson, W., C. Kummerow, S. Yang, et al. G. Petty, W. Tao, T. Bell, S. Braun, Y. Wang, S. Lang, D. Johnson, and C. Chiu. 2006. Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part I: Improved method and uncertainties J Appl Meteorol Climatol 45 (5): 702-720

Yang, S., W. Olson, J. Wang, et al. T. Bell, E. Smith, and C. Kummerow. 2006. Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part II: Evaluation of estimates using independent data J Appl Meteorol Climatol 45 (5): 721-739

Tao, W., R. Kakar, T. Iguchi, et al. A. Y. Hou, Z. Haddad, R. F. Adler, E. C. Smith, T. Krishnamurti, C. Kummerow, S. E. Lang, R. Meneghini, K. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, K. Okamoto, W. S. Olson, S. Satoh, S. Shige, J. Simpson, Y. Takayabu, G. Tripoli, and S. Yang. 2006. Retrieval of Latent Heating from TRMM Measurements BAMS 87 (11): 1555-1572

Grecu, M., E. Anagnostou, and W. S. Olson. 2004. Retrieval of precipitation from mulitresolution, multifrequency, active and passive microwave observations J Appl Meteor 43 562-575

Pu, Z., W. Tao, S. A. Braun, et al. J. Simpson, Y. Jia, J. Halverson, A. Y. Hou, and W. S. Olson. 2002. The impact of TRMM data on mesoscale numerical simulation of Super typhoon Paka Mon Wea Rev 130 2448-2458

Olson, W. S., S. Yang, C. A. Kummerow, et al. Z. Haddad, W.-K. Tao, E. A. Lee, D. E. Johnson, S. A. Braun, C. Chiu, and J.-J. Wang. 2002. Estimation of precipitation and latent heating distributions by satellite passive/active microwave remote sensing Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment 50-57

Olson, W. S., P. Bauer, N. Viltard, et al. D. Johnson, W.-K. Tao, R. Meneghini, and L. Liao. 2001. A melting-layer model for passive/active microwave remote sensing applications. Part I: model formulation and comparison with observations J Appl Meteorol 40 (7): 1145-1163 [10.1175/1520-0450(2001)040<1145:AMLMFP>2.0.CO;2]

Hou, A. Y., S. Zhang, A. M. da Silva, et al. W. S. Olson, C. Kummerow, and J. Simpson. 2001. Improving global analysis and short-range forecast using rainfall and moisture observations derived from TRMM and SSM/I passive microwave instruments Bull Amer Meteor Soc 82 659-679

Tao, W., S. E. Lang, W. S. Olson, et al. S. Yang, R. Meneghini, J. Simpson, E. C. Smith, C. Kummerow, and J. Halverson. 2001. Retrieved vertical profiles of latent heat release using TRMM products J Appl Meteor 40 957-982

Krishnamurti, T., S. Surendran, D. Shin, et al. R. Correa-Torres, T. S. Kumar, E. Williford, C. Kummerow, R. F. Adler, J. Simpson, R. Kakar, W. S. Olson, and F. Turk. 2001. Real-time multianalysis-multimodel superensemble forecasts of precipitation using TRMM and SSM/I products Mon Wea Rev 129 2861-2883

Chang, D., J. Weinman, C. Morales, and W. S. Olson. 2001. The effect of spaceborne microwave and ground-based continuous lightning measurements on forecasts of the 1998 groundhog day storm Mon Wea Rev 129 1809-1833

Kummerow, C., Y. Hong, W. S. Olson, et al. S. Yang, R. F. Adler, J. McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D. Shin, and T. Wilheit. 2001. The evolution of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for rainfall estimation from passive microwave sensors J Appl Meteor 40 1801-1820

Rodgers, E., W. S. Olson, J. Halverson, J. Simpson, and H. F. Pierce. 2000. Environmental Forcing of Super Typhoon Paka's (1997) Latent Heat Structure J Appl Meteor 39 (12): 1983-2006 [10.1175/1520-0450(2001)040<1983:EFOSPS>2.0.CO;2]

Hong, Y., J. Haferman, W. S. Olson, and C. Kummerow. 2000. Microwave Brightness Temperatures of Tilted Convective Systems J Appl Meteor 39 (7): 983-998

Kummerow, C., J. Simpson, O. Thiele, et al. W. Barnes, A. T. Chang, E. Stocker, R. F. Adler, A. Y. Hou, R. Kakar, F. Wentz, P. Ashcroft, T. Kozu, Y. Hong, K. Okamoto, T. Iguchi, H. Kuroiwa, E. Im, Z. Hadda, G. J. Huffman, T. Krishnamurti, B. Ferrier, W. S. Olson, E. Zipser, E. C. Smith, T. Wilheit, G. North, and K. Nakamura. 2000. The Status of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) after Two Years in Orbit J. Appl. Meteor. 39 (12): 1965-1982 [10.1175/1520-0450(2001)040<1965:TSOTTR>2.0.CO;2]

Olson, W. S., C. A. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W.-K. Tao. 1999. Atmospheric Latent Heating Distributions in the Tropics Derived from Satellite Passive Microwave Radiometer Measurements J Appl Meteor 38 (6): 633-664 [10.1175/1520-0450(1999)038<0633:ALHDIT>2.0.CO;2]

Hong, Y., C. A. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson. 1999. Separation of Convective/Stratiform Precipitation Using Microwave Brightness Temperature J Appl Meteor 38 1195-1213

Alexander, G. D., J. A. Weinman, V. M. Karyampudi, W. S. Olson, and A. C. Lee. 1999. The Effect of Assimilating Rain Rates Derived from Satellites and Lightning on Forecasts of the 1993 Superstorm Mon Wea Rev 127 1433-1457

Berg, W., W. S. Olson, R. Ferraro, S. J. Goodman, and F. J. LaFontatine. 1998. An Assessment of the First- and Second-Generation Navy Operational Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms J Atmos Sci 55 (9): 1558-1575 [10.1175/1520-0469(1998)055<1558:AAOTFA>2.0.CO;2]

Smith, E. A., J. E. Lamm, R. Adler, et al. J. Alishouse, K. Aonashi, E. Barrett, P. Bauer, W. Berg, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, J. Ferriday, S. Goodman, N. Grody, C. Kidd, D. Kniveton, C. Kummerow, G. Liu, F. Marzano, A. Mugnai, W. S. Olson, G. Petty, A. Shibata, R. Specer, F. Wentz, T. Wilheit, and E. Zipser. 1998. Results of the WetNet PIP-2 Project J Atmos Sci 55 1483-1536

Rodgers, E. B., W. S. Olson, V. M. Karyampudi, and H. F. Pierce. 1998. Satellite-Derived Latent Heating Distribution and Environmental Influences in Hurricane Opal (1995) Mon Wea Rev 126 (No 5): 1229-1247

Non-Refereed

Yang, S., L. Tao, W. S. Olson, A. Y. Hou, and E. A. Smith. 2005. Influence of TRMM rainfall on GEOS assimilation system 5th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle

Tao, W.-K., S. Satoh, W. S. Olson, et al. E. A. Lee, S. Shige, Y. Takayabu, and S. Yang. 2004. Heating structure derived from TRMM The Latent Heating Algorithms Developed from TRMM PR Data 18-40

Pu, Z., W.-K. Tao, J. Simpson, et al. S. A. Braun, J. Halverson, A. Y. Hou, and W. S. Olson. 2001. The Impact of TRMM Data on Mesoscale Numerical Simulation of Super Typhoon Paka 9th Conference Mesoscale Processes

Hong, Y., C. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson. 2000. Variability of Convective Precipitation from TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) AMS Annual Meeting, 10th Conference on Satellites

Kummerow, C., Y. Hong, and W. S. Olson. 2000. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)  What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Hold? European Geophysical Society XXV Meeting

Olson, W. S., Y. Hong, S. Yang, and Z. S. Haddad. 2000. Large-Scale Precipitation and Latent Heating Distributions in the Tropics from SSM/I and TRMM TMI/PR 10th Conference on Satellites

Rodgers, E. B., J. Wienman, H. F. Pierce, and W. S. Olson. 2000. Tropical Cyclone Lightning Distribution and Its Relationship to Convection and Intensity Change 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Barrett, E. C., G. J. Huffman, J. Janowiak, et al. T. Kurino, R. Meneghini, W. S. Olson, R. A. Scofield, and J. Turk. 1999. Chapter 3: Satellite Rainfall Estimation: Principles and Benchmark Techniques World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Technical Document (WMO/TD No 975) Tropical Cyclone Programme Report No TCP-42

Hong, Y., C. A. Kummerow, W. S. Olson, and N. Viltard. 1999. Rainfall Estimates from the TMI and the SSM/I Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symp

Chang, D.-E., C. A. Morales, J. A. Weinman, and W. S. Olson. 1999. Combined Microwave and Sferics Measurements as a Continuous Proxy for Latent Heating in Mesoscale Model Predictions 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity

Rodgers, E. B., J. Halverson, J. Simpson, W. S. Olson, and H. F. Pierce. 1999. Tropical Cyclone Pakas Initial Explosive Development (10-12 December, 1997) AMS Annual Meeting

Hong, Y., C. A. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson. 1999. Consistency of Convective/Stratiform Precipitation Classification from TMI and PR AGU 1999 Spring Meeting

Simpson, J., C. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson. 1999. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Vern Suomis Vital Role 10th AMS Conference

Tao, W.-K., Y. Jia, J. Halverson, et al. A. Y. Hou, W. S. Olson, E. Rodgers, and J. Simpson. 1999. The Impact of TRMM on Mesoscale Model Simulation of Super Typhoon Paka Eighth Conference on Mesoscale Processes

Viltard, N. F., C. A. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W. S. Olson. 1998. Retrieval of Precipitation from Satellite Passive Microwave Data Using a Physical/Statistical Approach in the Context of TRMM Ninth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

Olson, W. S., N. F. Viltard, and Y. Hong. 1998. Retrieval of Precipitation and Latent Heating Profiles from Combined TRMM TMI/PR/VIRS Observations Ninth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

Olson, W. S., C. D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and N. F. Viltard. 1998. Estimated Precipitation and Latent Heating Profiles from Combined Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TMI/PR/VIRS Observations IEEE 1998 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 4 1885 - 1888 [10.1109/IGARSS.1998.703684]

Karyampudi, V. M., D. Alexander, and W. S. Olson. 1998. Impact of Satellite-derived Rain Assimilation on Hurricane Opal (1995) Intensification 12th Conf on Numerical Weather Prediction