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William S Olson


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Phone: 301.614.6314
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Greenbelt, MD 20771



2022. "A Physically-based, Meshless Lagrangian Approach to Simulate Melting Precipitation." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences [10.1175/jas-d-22-0150.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "The GPM Combined Algorithm." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33 (10): 2225-2245 [10.1175/jtech-d-16-0019.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "A Robust Dual-Frequency Radar Profiling Algorithm." J. Appl. Meteor. 50 (7): 1543-1557 [10.1175/2011JAMC2655.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Estimates of Tropical Diabatic Heating Profiles: Commonalities and Uncertainties." Journal of Climate 23 (3): 542-558 [10.1175/2009JCLI3025.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "MJO Signals in Latent Heating: Results from TRMM Retrievals." J Atmos Sci 67 (11): 3488-3508 [10.1175/2010JAS3398.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Satellite Data Simulator Unit: A Multisensor, Multispectral Satellite Simulator Package." Bull Amer Meteor Soc 91 (12): 1625-1632 [10.1175/2010BAMS2809.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Combining Satellite Microwave Radiometer and Radar Observations to Estimate Atmospheric Heating Profiles." Journal of Climate 22 (23): 6356-6376 [10.1175/2009JCLI3020.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "A physical model to estimate snowfall over land using AMSU-B observations." J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D9): D09201 [10.1029/2007JD008589] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Improving Simulations of Convective Systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and Westerly Regimes." J Atmos Sci 64 (4): 1141-1164 [10.1175/JAS3879.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "The Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF): Description and current applications." Measuring Precipitation from Space: EURAINSAT and the future 179-188 [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes." J Atmos Sci 64 (1141-1164): 101175/JAS3879 [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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 [Journal Article/Letter]

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 [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Retrieval of Latent Heating from TRMM Measurements." BAMS 87 (11): 1555-1572 [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Retrieval of precipitation from mulitresolution, multifrequency, active and passive microwave observations." J Appl Meteor 43 562-575 [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "The impact of TRMM data on mesoscale numerical simulation of Super typhoon Paka." Mon Wea Rev 130 2448-2458 [Journal Article/Letter]

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 [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Retrieved vertical profiles of latent heat release using TRMM products." J Appl Meteor 40 957-982 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Real-time multianalysis-multimodel superensemble forecasts of precipitation using TRMM and SSM/I products." Mon Wea Rev 129 2861-2883 [Journal Article/Letter]

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 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "The evolution of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for rainfall estimation from passive microwave sensors." J Appl Meteor 40 1801-1820 [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Microwave Brightness Temperatures of Tilted Convective Systems." J Appl Meteor 39 (7): 983-998 [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

1999. "Separation of Convective/Stratiform Precipitation Using Microwave Brightness Temperature." J Appl Meteor 38 1195-1213 [Journal Article/Letter]

1999. "The Effect of Assimilating Rain Rates Derived from Satellites and Lightning on Forecasts of the 1993 Superstorm." Mon Wea Rev 127 1433-1457 [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

1998. "Results of the WetNet PIP-2 Project." J Atmos Sci 55 1483-1536 [Journal Article/Letter]

1998. "Satellite-Derived Latent Heating Distribution and Environmental Influences in Hurricane Opal (1995)." Mon Wea Rev 126 (No 5): 1229-1247 [Journal Article/Letter]


2005. "Influence of TRMM rainfall on GEOS assimilation system." 5th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle [Other]

2004. "Heating structure derived from TRMM." The Latent Heating Algorithms Developed from TRMM PR Data 18-40 [Other]

2001. "The Impact of TRMM Data on Mesoscale Numerical Simulation of Super Typhoon Paka." 9th Conference Mesoscale Processes [Other]

2000. "Variability of Convective Precipitation from TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)." AMS Annual Meeting, 10th Conference on Satellites [Other]

2000. "The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)  What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Hold?." European Geophysical Society XXV Meeting [Other]

2000. "Large-Scale Precipitation and Latent Heating Distributions in the Tropics from SSM/I and TRMM TMI/PR." 10th Conference on Satellites [Other]

2000. "Tropical Cyclone Lightning Distribution and Its Relationship to Convection and Intensity Change." 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology [Other]

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 [Report]

1999. "Rainfall Estimates from the TMI and the SSM/I." Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symp [Other]

1999. "Combined Microwave and Sferics Measurements as a Continuous Proxy for Latent Heating in Mesoscale Model Predictions." 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity [Other]

1999. "Tropical Cyclone Pakas Initial Explosive Development (10-12 December, 1997)." AMS Annual Meeting [Other]

1999. "Consistency of Convective/Stratiform Precipitation Classification from TMI and PR." AGU 1999 Spring Meeting [Other]

1999. "The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Vern Suomis Vital Role." 10th AMS Conference [Other]

1999. "The Impact of TRMM on Mesoscale Model Simulation of Super Typhoon Paka." Eighth Conference on Mesoscale Processes [Other]

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 [Other]

1998. "Retrieval of Precipitation and Latent Heating Profiles from Combined TRMM TMI/PR/VIRS Observations." Ninth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography [Other]

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] [Other]

1998. "Impact of Satellite-derived Rain Assimilation on Hurricane Opal (1995) Intensification." 12th Conf on Numerical Weather Prediction [Other]