Dr. Christa D Peters-Lidard

Dr. Christa D Peters-Lidard

  • SUPV AST, SCIENCE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT)
  • 301.614.5811 | 301.614.5666
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.9
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Christa D. Peters-Lidard is currently the Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  She was a Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory from 2001-2015, and Lab Chief from 2005-2012. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Geophysics and a minor in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1991. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Water Resources Program in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Peters-Lidard was an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from 1997 to 2001. She is currently the Chief Editor for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journal of Hydrometeorology, and has served as an elected member of the AMS Council and Executive Committee. She has also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology and Water Resources Research. Her research interests include land-atmosphere interactions, soil moisture measurement and modeling, and the application of high performance computing and communications technologies in Earth system modeling, for which her Land Information System team was awarded the 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Commission A Zeldovich Medal in 2004 and the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 2007. She was elected as an AMS Fellow in 2012.

    Research Interests

    Hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology

     Lead research on measurement and modeling of land-atmosphere interactions, with emphasis on precipitation and soil moisture remote sensing and application of advanced computational technologies for offline and coupled land surface modeling.

    Current Projects

    Land Information System

     http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov

    NASA Unified Weather Research and Forecasting model (NU-WRF)

     http://nuwrf.gsfc.nasa.gov

    Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM)

     http://pmm.nasa.gov

    Positions/Employment

    1/2015 - Present

    Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics

    NASA/GSFC, Earth Sciences Division, Code 610

    Responsible for overall management of the five laboratories pursuing studies in the Hydrospheric, Biospheric, and Geophysical Sciences including organizational management, personnel, facilities and resources. Responsible for planning, leading, directing, implementing and assessing programs and activities with a budget of over $70M dedicated to exploring and understanding the Earth's hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and solid earth, and the linkages between the oceans, land, atmosphere, and life on Earth. 

    5/2012 - 1/2015

    GS-15 Physical Scientist

    NASA/GSFC , Hydrological Sciences Laboratory  Serve as PI on research and applications projects including PMM science team, transitioning the award-winning Land Information System (LIS; http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov) for research and applications with partners at the Air Force Weather Agency, NOAA/NCEP, USACE, USDA, NWS/OHD, NOHRSC and USGS/FEWS-NET. Currently leading NASA AIST-, and MAP- funded projects, including the NASA Unified WRF.
    8/2005 - 5/2012

    GS-15 Supervisory Physical Scientist (Lab Chief)

    NASA/GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory  Supervise 10 Civil Servant scientists and 20-30 contractors and research scientists. Responsible for $2M+ annual budget and coordination of NASA- and externally funded program of earth and space science research and applications. Continue to serve as PI on research and applications projects including PMM science team, transitioning the award-winning Land Information System (LIS; http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov) for research and applications with partners at the Air Force Weather Agency, NOAA/NCEP, USACE, USDA, and NWS/OHD and NOHRSC. Currently leading NASA AIST-, and MAP-funded projects with Dr. W-K Tao in which LIS is coupled to mesoscale (WRF) and global cloud resolving (MMF) models.
    8/2004 - 8/2005

    GS-14 Physical Scientist

    NASA/GSFC , Hydrological Sciences Branch  Lead research on measurement and modeling of land-atmosphere interactions, with emphasis on soil moisture remote sensing and application of advanced computational technologies for offline and coupled land surface modeling. Projects include membership on the PMM science team, transitioning the award-winning Land Information System (LIS; http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov) for research and applications with partners at the Air Force Weather Agency, NOAA/NCEP, USACE, USDA, and NWS/OHD and a NASA ESTO/AIST-funded project with Dr. W-K Tao in which LIS has been coupled to mesoscale (WRF) and cloud resolving (GCE) models.
    9/2001 - 8/2004

    GS-13 Physical Scientist

    NASA/GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Branch  Lead research on measurement and modeling of land-atmosphere interactions, with emphasis on soil moisture remote sensing and application of advanced computational technologies for offline and coupled land surface modeling. Projects include membership on the PMM science team, transitioning the award-winning Land Information System (LIS; http://lis.gsfc.nasa.gov) for research and applications with partners at the Air Force Weather Agency, NOAA/NCEP, USACE, USDA, and NWS/OHD and a NASA ESTO/AIST-funded project with Dr. W-K Tao in which LIS has been coupled to mesoscale (WRF) and cloud resolving (GCE) models.
    1/1997 - 8/2001

    Assistant Professor

    Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia  Taught senior level class CEE4210 (Formerly CE4353): Hydrology and graduate level class CEE6221 (Formerly CE 6374): Physical Hydrology. Conducted independent research program on measurement and modeling of land-atmosphere interactions.

    Education

    Ph.D. Civil Engineering and Operations Research (now Civil and Environmental Engineering), Program in Water Resources, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, January 1997.

    M.A. Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, June 1993.

    B.S. Geophysics , Summa Cum Laude, Minor: Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, May 1991.

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 1990 - Present
    Chair, Hydrological Sciences Early Career Award, 2011-2013; Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee; Hydrology Section.
    American Meteorological Society, 1993 - Present
    Councilior, January 2012-present; Executive Committee, 2013-present; Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, 2009-2013; Hydrology Committee Member (1998-2004), Chair (2001-2004); 2013 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (2011-2013)

    Professional Service

     Editorial Service
    Journal of Hydrometeorology Chief Editor, 2011-present; Editor, 2004-2007.
    Journal of Hydrology Associate Editor, 2007-2011.
    Water Resources Research Associate Editor, 2002-2003.

    Committees
    GEWEX (WCRP Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) Member, GLASS Panel (2004-present)
    US Global Change Research Program Member, Water Cycle Science Steering Group (2002-2005)
    CLIVAR (WCRP International Research Program on Climate Variability and Predictability) Member, Pan American Implementation Panel, (2003-2005)
    National Research Council Committee on Hydrologic Science (1999-2001)

    Awards

     -Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2012
    -Arthur S. Flemming Award, 2007
    -NASA Software of the Year Award for the Land Information System, 2005
    -NASA/GSFC Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes Outstanding Achievement, 2005
    -Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Commission A Zeldovich Medal, 2004
    -NASA/GSFC Performance Awards, 2003-2009
    -NASA/GSFC Special Act Award, 2002
    -NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at GSFC, 1997
    -George Van Ness Lothrop Honorific Fellowship in Engineering (Princeton), 1995 1996
    -National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1992 1995
    -Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
    -Department of Geological Sciences Outstanding Senior Award (Virginia Tech), 1991
    -Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, 1990
    -Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1990
    -Order of Omega Greek Honorary, 1989
    -Golden Key National Honor Society, 1989
    -Distinguished University Scholarship (Virginia Tech), 1987-1991

    Other Professional Information

    • ResearcherID: E-1429-2012
    • ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1255-2876

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kumar, S. V., M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, et al. M. Rodell, J. S. Borak, B. Li, H. K. Beaudoing, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "NCA-LDAS land analysis: Development and performance of a multisensor, multivariate land data assimilation system for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor., (Accepted) [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Matsui, T., S. Q. Zhang, S. E. Lang, et al. W.-K. Tao, C. M. Ichoku, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Impact of radiation frequency, precipitation radiative forcing, and radiation column aggregation on convection-permitting West African monsoon simulations." Climate Dynamics, [10.1007/s00382-018-4187-2]

    Arsenault, K. R., G. S. Nearing, S. Wang, S. Yatheendradas, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Parameter Sensitivity of the Noah-MP Land Surface Model with Dynamic Vegetation." Journal of Hydrometeorology, JHM-D-17-0205.1 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0205.1]

    Kumar, S. V., T. R. Holmes, D. M. Mocko, S. Wang, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Attribution of flux partitioning variations between land surface models over the continental U.S." Remote Sensing, 10 (5): 751 [10.3390/rs10050751]

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. Evans, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The Role of Low-Level, Terrain-Induced Jets in Rainfall Variability in Tigris–Euphrates Headwaters." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (3): 819-835 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0165.1]

    Wright, D. B., R. Mantilla, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "A remote sensing-based tool for assessing rainfall-driven hazards." Environmental Modelling & Software, 90: 34-54 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.12.006]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, E. M. Kemp, et al. Z. Tao, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. Ginoux. 2017. "Development of high-resolution dynamic dust source function - A case study with a strong dust storm in a regional model." Atmospheric Environment, 159: 11-25 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.045]

    Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. Loikith. 2017. "Sensitivity of CONUS Summer Rainfall to the Selection of Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in NU-WRF Seasonal Simulations." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (6): 1689-1706 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0120.1]

    Getirana, A., C. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, and P. D. Bates. 2017. "Trade-off between cost and accuracy in large-scale surface water dynamic modeling." Water Resources Research, 53 (6): 4942-4955 [10.1002/2017wr020519]

    Kumar, S. V., J. Dong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, and B. Gómez. 2017. "Role of forcing uncertainty and background model error characterization in snow data assimilation." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21 (6): 2637-2647 [10.5194/hess-21-2637-2017]

    Clark, M. P., M. F. Bierkens, L. Samaniego, et al. R. A. Woods, R. Uijlenhoet, K. E. Bennett, V. R. Pauwels, X. Cai, A. W. Wood, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The evolution of process-based hydrologic models: historical challenges and the collective quest for physical realism." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21 (7): 3427-3440 [10.5194/hess-21-3427-2017]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., M. Clark, L. Samaniego, et al. N. E. Verhoest, T. van Emmerik, R. Uijlenhoet, K. Achieng, T. E. Franz, and R. Woods. 2017. "Scaling, similarity, and the fourth paradigm for hydrology." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21 (7): 3701-3713 [10.5194/hess-21-3701-2017]

    Lee, H., D. E. Waliser, R. Ferraro, et al. T. Iguchi, C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Tian, P. C. Loikith, and D. B. Wright. 2017. "Evaluating hourly rainfall characteristics over the U.S. Great Plains in dynamically downscaled climate model simulations using NASA-Unified WRF." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122 (14): 7371-7384 [10.1002/2017jd026564]

    Zhang, S. Q., T. Matsui, S. Cheung, M. Zupanski, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Impact of Assimilated Precipitation-Sensitive Radiances on the NU-WRF Simulation of the West African Monsoon." Monthly Weather Review, 145 (9): 3881-3900 [10.1175/mwr-d-16-0389.1]

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, F. Policelli, et al. A. McNally, K. R. Arsenault, S. Kumar, T. Tadesse, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Upper Blue Nile Basin Water Budget from a Multi-Model Perspective." Journal of Hydrology, [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.040]

    Kumar, S. V., S. Wang, D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and Y. Xia. 2017. "Similarity Assessment of Land Surface Model Outputs in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)." Water Resour. Res., 53 (11): 8941-8965 [10.1002/2017wr020635]

    Nearing, G. S., D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, and Y. Xia. 2016. "Benchmarking NLDAS-2 soil moisture and evapotranspiration to separate uncertainty contributions." J. Hydrometeor., 17 (3): 745-759 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0063.1]

    Xia, Y., B. A. Cosgrove, K. E. Mitchell, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. B. Ek, S. V. Kumar, D. M. Mocko, and H. Wei. 2016. "Basin-scale assessment of the land surface energy budget in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction operational and research NLDAS-2 systems." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (1): 196-220 [10.1002/2015jd023889]

    Tao, J., D. Wu, J. Gourley, et al. S. Q. Zhang, W. Crow, C. Peters-Lidard, and A. P. Barros. 2016. "Operational hydrological forecasting during the IPHEx-IOP campaign – Meet the challenge." Journal of Hydrology, [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.019]

    Tian, Y., G. S. Nearing, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and L. Tang. 2016. "Performance Metrics, Error Modeling, and Uncertainty Quantification." Monthly Weather Review, 144 (2): 607-613 [10.1175/mwr-d-15-0087.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17: 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Wu, S. Lang, et al. J.-D. Chern, C. Peters-Lidard, A. Fridlind, and T. Matsui. 2016. "High-resolution NU-WRF simulations of a deep convective-precipitation system during MC3E: Further improvements and comparisons between Goddard microphysics schemes and observations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (3): 1278-1305 [10.1002/2015jd023986]

    Xia, Y., B. A. Cosgrove, K. E. Mitchell, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. B. Ek, M. Brewer, D. M. Mocko, S. V. Kumar, H. Wei, J. Meng, and L. Luo. 2016. "Basin-scale assessment of the land surface water budget in the NCEP operational and research NLDAS-2 systems." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (6): 2750-2779 [10.1002/2015jd023733]

    Wu, D., C. Peters-Lidard, W.-K. Tao, and W. Petersen. 2016. "Evaluation of NU-WRF Rainfall Forecasts for IFloodS." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17 (5): 1317-1335 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0134.1]

    McNally, A., S. Shukla, K. R. Arsenault, et al. S. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2016. "Evaluating ESA CCI soil moisture in East Africa." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 48: 96-109 [10.1016/j.jag.2016.01.001]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor., 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Rodell, M., H. K. Beaudoing, R. D. Koster, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. S. Famiglietti, and V. Lakshmi. 2016. "Chapter 92: Large-Scale and Global Hydrology." Handbook of Applied Hydrology, New York: 92.1-92.7, ISBN: 978-0-07-183509-1.

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 2016. "Impacts of aerosol–monsoon interaction on rainfall and circulation over Northern India and the Himalaya Foothills." Climate Dynamics, [10.1007/s00382-016-3430-y]

    Badr, H. S., A. K. Dezfuli, B. F. Zaitchik, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2016. "Regionalizing Africa: Patterns of Precipitation Variability in Observations and Global Climate Models." Journal of Climate, 29 (24): 9027-9043 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0182.1]

    Harrison, K. W., Y. Tian, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. E. Finn, and S. V. Kumar. 2015. "Calibration to improve forward model simulation of microwave emissivity at GPM frequencies over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." IEEE Trans. Geophys. Remote Sens., 54 (2): [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2474120]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. Y. You, S. E. Finn, S. V. Kumar, and J. F. Turk. 2015. "An examination of methods for estimating land surface microwave emissivity." J. Geophys. Res. , 120: [10.1002/2015JD023582]

    Wood, E. F., S. D. Schubert, A. W. Wood, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. C. Mo, A. Mariotti, and R. S. Pulwarty. 2015. "Prospects for Advancing Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16 (4): 1636-1657 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0164.1]

    Best, M. J., G. Abramowitz, H. R. Johnson, et al. A. J. Pitman, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, M. Cuntz, B. Decharme, P. A. Dirmeyer, J. Dong, M. Ek, Z. Guo, V. Haverd, B. J. van den Hurk, G. S. Nearing, B. Pak, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, L. Stevens, and N. Vuichard. 2015. "The Plumbing of Land Surface Models: Benchmarking Model Performance." Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 16, issue 3, pp. 1425-1442, 16: 1425 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0158.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. S. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 12: 5967 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/hessd-12-5967-2015]

    McNally, A. L., G. J. Husak, M. Brown, et al. M. Carroll, C. Funk, S. '. Yatheendradas, K. R. Arsenault, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2015. "Calculating Crop Water Requirement Satisfaction in the West Africa Sahel with Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture." Journal of Hydrometerology, 16: 295-305 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0049.1]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, and D. M. Mocko. 2015. "Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin." Water Resour. Res., 51 (2): 1182-1202 [10.1002/2014WR016606]

    Ringerud, S., C. D. Kummerow, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "A Semi-Empirical Model for Computing Land Surface Emissivity in the Microwave Region." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (4): 1935-1946 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2351232]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software, 67: 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, et al. A. Getirana, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Liu. 2015. "Quantifying the added value of snow cover area observations in passive microwave snow depth data assimilation." J. Hydrometeor., 16 (4): 1736-1741 [10.1175/JHM-D-15-0021.1]

    Ringerud, S., C. D. Kummerow, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "A prototype physical database for passive microwave retrievals of precipitation over the US Southern Great Plains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (19): 10,465-10,482 [10.1002/2015jd023430]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. Y. You, S. Ringerud, S. Kumar, and F. J. Turk. 2015. "An examination of methods for estimating land surface microwave emissivity." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (21): 11,114-11,128 [10.1002/2015jd023582]

    Chern, J.-D., W.-K. Tao, S. E. Lang, et al. T. Matsui, J.-L. F. Li, K. I. Mohr, G. M. Skofronick-Jackson, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Performance of the Goddard multiscale modeling framework with Goddard ice microphysical schemes." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8 (1): 66-95 [10.1002/2015ms000469]

    Mazrooei, A., T. Sinha, A. Sankarasubramanian, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Decomposition of Sources of Errors in Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting over the US Sunbelt." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (23): 11,809–11,825 [10.1002/2015jd023687]

    Kumar, S. V., K. W. Harrison, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2014. "Assessing the Impact of L-Band Observations on Drought and Flood Risk Estimation: A Decision-Theoretic Approach in an OSSE Environment." J. Hydrometeor, 15 (6): 2140-2156 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0204.1]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Kumar, A., R. Houze, K. Rasmussen, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2014. "Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (1): 212-228 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0155.1]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. C. Prigent, H. Norouzi, F. Aires, S.-A. Boukabara, F. Furuzawa, and H. Masunaga. 2014. "Quantifying Uncertainties in Land-Surface Microwave Emissivity Retrievals." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 52 (2): 829-840 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2244214]

    Case, J. L., F. J. LaFontaine, J. R. Bell, et al. G. J. Jedlovec, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2014. "A Real-Time MODIS Vegetation Product for Land Surface and Numerical Weather Prediction Models." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 52 (3): 1772 - 1786 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2255059]

    Xia, Y., M. B. Ek, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Svoboda, J. Sheffield, and E. F. Wood. 2014. "Application of USDM statistics in NLDAS-2: Optimal blended NLDAS drought index over the continental United States." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (6): 2947-2965 [10.1002/2013JD020994]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Ringerud, S., C. Kummerow, C. D. Peters-Lidard, Y. Tian, and K. W. Harrison. 2014. "A Comparison of Microwave Window Channel Retrieved and Forward-Modeled Emissivities Over the US Southern Great Plains." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 52 (5): 2395 - 2412 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2260759]

    Yatheendradas, S., B. Narapusetty, C. D. Peters-Lidard, C. Funk, and J. Verdin. 2014. "Comment on ‘Shang S. 2012. Calculating actual crop evapotranspiration under soil water stress conditions with appropriate numerical methods and time step. Hydrological Processes 26: 3338-3343. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8405’." Hydrological Processes, 28 (11): 3833-3840 [10.1002/hyp.10138]

    Tao, W.-K., S. E. Lang, X. Zeng, et al. X. Li, T. Matsui, K. I. Mohr, D. Posselt, J.-D. Chern, C. D. Peters-Lidard, P. M. Norris, I.-S. Kang, I. Choi, A. Hou, W. K. Lau, and Y.-M. Yang. 2014. "The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE): Improvements and Applications for Studying Precipitation Processes." Atmospheric Research, 143: 392-424 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.03.005]

    Xia, Y., M. B. Ek, D. M. Mocko, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Sheffield, J. Dong, and E. F. Wood. 2014. "Uncertainties, correlations, and optimal blends of drought indices from the NLDAS multiple land surface model ensemble." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (4): 1636-1650 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-058.1]

    Shi, J. J., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Chin, Q. Tan, and E. M. Kemp. 2014. "Implementation of an aerosol-cloud microphysics-radiation coupling into the NASA Unified WRF: Simulation results for the 6-7 August 2006 AMMA special observing period." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140 (684): 2158-2175 [10.1002/qj.2286]

    Getirana, A., E. Dutra, M. Guimberteau, et al. J. Kam, H.-Y. Li, B. Decharme, Z. Zhang, A. Ducharne, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, M. Rodell, A. M. Toure, Y. Xue, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, G. Drapeau, L. R. Leung, J. Ronchail, and J. Sheffield. 2014. "Water Balance in the Amazon Basin from a Land Surface Model Ensemble." J. Hydrometeor, 15 (6): 2586-2614 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0068.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, et al. R. H. Reichle, Y. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, M. Ek, G. A. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh. 2014. "Assimilation of passive microwave-based soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (6): 2446-2469 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0132.1]

    Mariotti, A., S. D. Schubert, K. Mo, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Wood, R. Pulwarty, J. Huang, and D. Barrie. 2013. "Advancing Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (12): ES186–ES188 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00248.1]

    Getirana, A., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Estimating water discharge from large radar altimetry datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17 (3): 923-933 [10.5194/hess-17-923-2013]

    Santanello, J., C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Kennedy, S. Kumar, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Diagnosing the Nature of Land–Atmosphere Coupling: A Case Study of Dry/Wet Extremes in the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Hydrometeor., 14 (1): 3-24 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-023.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Impact of Land Model Calibration on Coupled Land–Atmosphere Prediction." J. Hydrometeor., 14 (5): 1373-1400 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0127.1]

    Tao, Z., J. A. Santanello, M. Chin, et al. S. Zhou, Q. Tan, E. M. Kemp, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Effect of land cover on atmospheric processes and air quality over the continental United States – a NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) model study." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13 (13): 6207-6226 [10.5194/acp-13-6207-2013]

    Zaitchik, B. F., J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Representation of Soil Moisture Feedbacks during Drought in NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF)." J. Hydrometeor, 14 (1): 360-367 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-069.1]

    Ferraro, R., C. Peters-Lidard, C. Hernandez, et al. F. J. Turk, F. Aires, C. Prigent, X. Lin, S. Boukabara, K. Gopalan, K. Harrison, F. Karbou, L. Li, C. Liu, H. Masunaga, L. Moy, S. Ringerud, G. Skofronick-Jackson, Y. Tian, and N.-Y. Wang. 2013. "An Evaluation of Microwave Land Surface Emissivities Over the Continental United States to Benefit GPM-Era Precipitation Algorithms." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 51 (1): 378-398 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2199121]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, et al. J. L. Foster, M. J. Shaw, Y. Tian, and F. G. Hall. 2013. "Assimilating satellite-based snow depth and snow cover products for improving snow predictions in Alaska." Advances in Water Resources, 54: 208-227 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.02.005]

    Mohr, K., W. Tao, J. Chern, S. Kumar, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "The NASA-Goddard Multi-scale Modeling Framework–Land Information System: Global land/atmosphere interaction with resolved convection." Environmental Modelling & Software, 39: 103-115 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.023]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Tian. 2013. "Multiscale evaluation of the improvements in surface snow simulation through terrain adjustments to radiation." J. Hydrometeor., 14 (1): 220-232 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-046.1]

    Gebregiorgis, A., Y. Tian, C. Peters-Lidard, and F. Hossain. 2012. "Tracing hydrologic model simulation error as a function of satellite rainfall estimation bias components and land use and land cover conditions." Water Resour. Res., 48 (11): W11509 [10.1029/2011WR011643]

    Kirschbaum, D. B., R. F. Adler, D. Adler, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and G. J. Huffman. 2012. "Global Distribution of Extreme Precipitation and High-Impact Landslides in 2010 Relative to Previous Years." J. Hydrometeor., 13 (5): 1536-1551 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-02.1]

    Vieira Getirana, A. C., and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2012. "Water discharge estimates from large radar altimetry datasets in the Amazon basin." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9 (6): 7591-7611 [10.5194/hessd-9-7591-2012]

    Kumar, S., R. Reichle, K. Harrison, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. Yatheendradas, and J. Santanello. 2012. "A comparison of methods for a priori bias correction in soil moisture data assimilation." Water Resour. Res., 48 (3): W03515 [10.1029/2010WR010261]

    Kumar, S., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Santanello, et al. K. Harrison, Y. Liu, and M. Shaw. 2012. "Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT) – a generalized framework for land surface model evaluation." Geosci. Model Dev., 5 (3): 869-886 [10.5194/gmd-5-869-2012]

    Harrison, K., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. A. Santanello. 2012. "Quantifying the change in soil moisture modeling uncertainty from remote sensing observations using Bayesian inference techniques." Water Resour. Res., 48 (11): W11514 [10.1029/2012WR012337]

    Yatheendradas, S., C. D. Peters-Lidard, V. Koren, et al. B. Cosgrive, L. De Goncalves, M. Smith, J. V. Geiger, Z. Cui, J. S. Borak, S. V. Kumar, D. L. Toll, G. A. Riggs, and N. Mizukami. 2012. "Distributed assimilation of satellite-based snow extent for improving simulated streamflow in mountainous, dense forests: An example over the DMIP2 western basins." Water Resour. Res., 48 (9): W09557 [10.1029/2011WR011347]

    Kirschbaum, D. B., R. F. Adler, Y. Hong, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2011. "Advances in landslide nowcasting: evaluation of a global and regional modeling approach." Environmental Earth Sciences, 66 (6): 1683-1696 [10.1007/s12665-011-0990-3]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and S. V. Kumar. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture–Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor, 12 (5): 766-786 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05014.1]

    Wood, E., J. Roundy, T. Troy, et al. R. Beek, M. Bierkens, E. Blyth, A. Roo, P. Doell, M. Ek, J. Famiglietti, D. Gochis, N. Giesen, P. Houser, P. Jaffe, S. Kollet, B. Lehner, D. Lettenmaier, C. Peters-Lidard, M. Sivapalan, J. Sheffield, A. Wade, and P. Whitehead. 2011. "Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a grand challenge for monitoring Earth's terrestrial water." Water Resour. Res., 47 (5): W05301 [10.1029/2010WR010090]

    Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, S. S. Chen, et al. S. E. Lang, L. Pay-Liam, S.-Y. Hong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and A. Y. Hou. 2011. "The impact of microphysical schemes on hurricane intensity and track." Asia-Pacific J Atmos Sci, 47 (1): 1-16 [10.1007/s13143-011-1001-z]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., S. V. Kumar, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Tian. 2011. "Estimating evapotranspiration with land data assimilation systems." Hydrological Processes, 25 (26): 3979-3992 [10.1002/hyp.8387]

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, R. F. Adler, T. Kubota, and T. Ushio. 2010. "Evaluation of GSMaP Precipitation Estimates over the Contiguous United States." J. Hydrometeor, 11 (2): 566-574 [10.1175/2009JHM1190.1]

    Tian, Y., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2010. "A global map of uncertainties in satellite-based precipitation measurements." Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (24): L24407 [10.1029/2010GL046008]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and B. Eylander. 2010. "Real-Time Bias Reduction for Satellite-Based Precipitation Estimates." J. Hydrometeor, 11 (6): 1275-1285 [10.1175/2010JHM1246.1]

    Shi, J. J., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, et al. R. Cifelli, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, A. Tokay, N. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. A. Petersen. 2010. "WRF Simulations of the 20–22 January 2007 Snow Events over Eastern Canada: Comparison with In Situ and Satellite Observations." J Applied Meteor Climatol, 49 (11): 2246–2266 [10.1175/2010JAMC2282.1]

    Dong, J. M., and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2010. "On the Relationship Between Temperature and MODIS Snow Cover Retrieval Errors in the Western U.S.." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 3 (1): 132-140 [10.1109/JSTARS.2009.2039698]

    Tao, W.-K., J. Shi, S. Chen, et al. E. A. Lee, S.-Y. Hong, C. Peters-Lidard, S. A. Braun, G. Thompson, and J. Simpson. 2010. "New, improved bulk-microphysical schemes for studying precipitation processes in WRF: Part I: Comparison with different microphysical schemes." Mon Wea Rev,

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Eylander, et al. R. Joyce, G. J. Huffman, R. Adler, K. Hsu, F.-J. Turk, M. Garcia, and J. Zeng. 2009. "Component analysis of errors in satellite-based precipitation estimates." J. Geophys. Res., 114 (D24): D24101 [10.1029/2009JD011949]

    Bounoua, L., A. Safia, J. Masek, C. Peters-Lidard, and M. Imhoff. 2009. "Impact of Urban Growth on Surface Climate: A Case Study in Oran, Algeria." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48 (2): 217-231 [10.1175/2008JAMC2044.1]

    Kumar, S., R. H. Reichle, R. D. Koster, W. T. Crow, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2009. "Role of Subsurface Physics in the Assimilation of Surface Soil Moisture Observations." J. Hydrometeor, 10 (6): 1534-1547 [10.1175/2009JHM1134.1]

    Santanello Jr, J. A., C. Peters-Lidard, S. Kummar, C. Alonge, and W.-K. Tao. 2009. "A Modeling and Observational Framework for Diagnosing Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling on Diurnal Time Scales." J. Hydrometeor, 10 (3): 577-599 [10.1175/2009JHM1066.1]

    Tao, W.-K., J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, et al. D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, J. Li, D. Waliser, A. Y. Hou, X. Lin, C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, J. Jiang, and J. Simpson. 2009. "A Multiscale Modeling System: Developments, Applications, and Critical Issues." Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 90 (4): 515-534 [10.1175/2008BAMS2542.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics, 27: 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

    Kumar, S. V., R. H. Reichle, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. R. D. Koster, X. Zhan, W. T. Crow, J. B. Eylander, and P. R. Houser. 2008. "A land surface data assimilation framework using the land information system: Description and applications." Advances in Water Resources, 31 (11): 1419-1432 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.013]

    Case, J., W. Crosson, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "Impacts of High-Resolution Land Surface Initialization on Regional Sensible Weather Forecasts from the WRF Model." J Hydrometeorol., 9 (6): 1249-1266 [10.1175/2008JHM990.1]

    Garcia, M., C. Peters-Lidard, and D. Goodrich. 2008. "Spatial interpolation of precipitation in a dense gauge network for monsoon storm events in the southwestern United States." Water Resour. Res., 44 (5): W05S13 [10.1029/2006WR005788]

    Pan, F., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "On the Relationship Between Mean and Variance of Soil Moisture Fields¹." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 44 (1): 235-242 [10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00150.x]

    Kumar, S. V., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Eastman, and W. Tao. 2008. "An integrated high-resolution hydrometeorological modeling testbed using LIS and WRF." Environmental Modelling & Software, 23 (2): 169-181 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2007.05.012]

    Thoma, D., M. Moran, R. Bryant, et al. M. Rahman, C. D. Holifield Collins, T. Keefer, R. Noriega, I. Osman, S. Skrivin, M. Tischler, D. Bosch, P. Starks, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "Appropriate scale of soil moisture retrieval from high resolution radar imagery for bare and minimally vegetated soils." Remote Sens Environ, 112 (2): 403-414 [10.1016.j.rse.2007.06.021]

    Kumar, S. V., C. Peters-Lidard, Y. Tian, et al. R. Reichle, J. Geiger, C. Alonge, J. Eylander, and P. Houser. 2008. "An Integrated Hydrologic Modeling and Data Assimilation Framework." Computer, 41 (12): 52-59 [10.1109/MC.2008.475]

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, et al. J. Geiger, P. Houser, J. Eastman, P. Dirmeyer, B. Doty, and J. Adams. 2008. "High-performance land surface modeling with a Linux cluster." Computers & Geosciences, 34 (11): 1492-1504 [10.1016/j.cageo.2007.12.014]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., D. M. Mocko, M. Garcia, et al. J. A. Santanello, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and Y. Wu. 2008. "Role of precipitation uncertainty in the estimation of hydrologic soil properties using remotely sensed soil moisture in a semi-arid environment." Water Resour. Res., 44 (5): W05S18 [10.1029/2007WR005884]

    Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. E. Lang, J. Simpson, S. Kumar, S. Xie, J. Eastman, C.-L. Shie, and J. Geiger. 2007. "Evaluating Clouds in Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations with Observational Data." J Atmos Sci, 64: 4153-4329.

    Tian, Y., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2007. "Systematic anomalies over inland water bodies in satellite-based precipitation estimates." Geophys Res Lett, 34 (L14403): 5 pp.

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, B. Choudhury, and M. Garcia. 2007. "Multitemporal Analysis of TRMM-Based Satellite Precipitation Products for Land Data Assimilation Applications." J Hydrometeorol, 8: 1165-1183.

    Jin, M., J. M. Shepherd, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2007. "Development of a parameterization for simulating the urban temperature hazard using satellite observations in climate model." Nat Hazards, 43: 257-271 [10.1007/s11069-007-9117-2]

    Tischler, M., M. Garcia, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Moran, S. Miller, D. Thoma, S. V. Kumar, and J. Geiger. 2007. "A GIS framework for surface-layer soil moisture estimation combining satellite radar measurements and land surface modeling with soil physical property estimation." Environmental Modelling & Software, 22 (6): 891-898 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2006.05.022]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., P. R. Houser, Y. Tian, et al. S. V. Kumar, J. Geiger, S. Olden, L. Lighty, B. Doty, P. Dirmeyer, J. Adams, K. Mitchell, E. F. Wood, and J. Sheffield. 2007. "High-performance Earth system modeling with NASA/GSFC’s Land Information System." Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 3 (3): 157-165 [10.1007/s11334-007-0028-x]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and D. Thoma. 2007. "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." Remote Sens. Environ., 110 (1): 79-97 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.007]

    Lawford, R., M. G. Bosilovich, S. Eden, et al. S. Benedict, C. Brown, A. Gruber, P. Houser, K. Hsu, J. Huang, W. K. Lau, T. Meyers, K. Mitchell, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Roads, M. Rodell, S. Sorooshian, D. Tarpley, and S. Williams. 2006. "U.S. Contributions to the CEOP." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87 (7): 927-939 [10.1175/BAMS-87-7-927]

    Kumar, S. V., Y. Tian, C. Peters-Lidard, et al. P. Houser, J. Geiger, S. Olden, L. Lighty, J. Eastman, B. Doty, P. Dirmeyer, J. Adams, K. Mitchell, E. Wood, and J. Sheffield. 2006. "Land information system: An interoperable framework for high resolution land surface modeling." Environ Modelling Software, 21: 1402-1415.

    Krajewski, W., M. Anderson, W. Eichinger, et al. D. Entekhabi, B. Hornbuckle, P. Houser, G. Katul, W. Kustas, J. Norman, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and E. Wood. 2006. "A remote sensing observatory for hydrologic sciences: A genesis for scaling to continental hydrology." Water Resources Res, 42 (7): W07301 [10.1029/2005WR004435]

    Houser, P., M. Bosilovich, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. Tao. 2004. "Ultra-high resolution observation-driven land modeling needed to enable the development of global cloud resolving Earth system models." GEWEX News, 14 (3): 8-9.

    Pan, F., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. J. Sale, and A. W. King. 2004. "A comparison of geographical information systems-based algorithms for computing the TOPMODEL topographic index." Water Resour Res, 40 (6): W06303 [10.1029/2004WR003069]

    Pan, F., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and M. J. Sale. 2003. "An analytical method for predicting surface soil moisture from rainfall observations." Water Resources Res, 39 (11): 3-1 - 3-12 [10.1029/2003WR002142]

    Bradley, A., C. Peters-Lidard, B. Nelson, J. Smith, and C. Young. 2002. "Raingage Network Design Using NEXRAD Precipitation Estimates." J Amer Water Resources Assoc, 38 (5): 1393-1407.

    Tian, Y., G. S. Nearing, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and K. W. Harrison. . "How many evaluation metrics do we need." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Association, (Submitted)

    Non-Refereed

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, S. V. Kumar, and S. Ringerud. 2014. "Land surface microwave emissivity dynamics: Observations, analysis and modeling ." Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 99 - 102 , ISBN: 978-1-4799-4645-7 . [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878917]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., J. B. Eylander, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Narapusetty, S. V. Kumar, M. Rodell, J. D. Bolten, D. M. Mocko, G. K. Walker, K. R. Arsenault, and S. W. Rheingrover. 2014. "Drought Prediction for Socio-Cultural Stability Project." NASA/TM-2014-218303 [Full Text (Link)]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, R. Atlas, et al. J.-D. Chern, P. Houser, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, R. Kakar, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J. J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng. 2008. "A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics." GEWEX News 18 (1): 6-8 [Full Text (Link)]

    Wu, Y., J. Walker, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. D. Schwede, R. Dennis, and W. Robarge. 2006. "Role of leaf surface water in the bi-directional ammonia exchange between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere." Proc Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of Science Potomac Maryland, 1250-1253 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mitchell, K., M. Ek, D. Lohmann, et al. V. Koren, J. Schaake, Q. Duan, P. Grunmann, G. Gayno, Y. Lin, E. Rogers, D. Tarpley, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2002. "Reducing Near-Surface Cool/Moist Biases Over Snowpack and Early Spring Wet soils in NCEP ETA Model Forecasts Via Land Surface Model Upgrades." Proc AMS 2002 Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, J1-J6.

    Peters-Lidard, C. D. 2002. "The Effects of Implementing Topmodel Concepts in the NOAH Model." Proc AMS 2002 Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, J132-J135.

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., J. N. McHenry, and C. J. Coats. 2002. "Design and evaluation of the coupled MM5/TOPLATS modeling system for a Texas air quality exceedance episode." Twelfth PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users' Workshop Boulder, Colorado, [Full Text (Link)]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Christa D. Peters-Lidard is currently the Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  She was a Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory from 2001-2015, and Lab Chief from 2005-2012. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Geophysics and a minor in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1991. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Water Resources Program in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at Princeton University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Peters-Lidard was an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from 1997 to 2001. She is currently the Chief Editor for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journal of Hydrometeorology, and has served as an elected member of the AMS Council and Executive Committee. She has also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology and Water Resources Research. Her research interests include land-atmosphere interactions, soil moisture measurement and modeling, and the application of high performance computing and communications technologies in Earth system modeling, for which her Land Information System team was awarded the 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Commission A Zeldovich Medal in 2004 and the Arthur S. Flemming Award in 2007. She was elected as an AMS Fellow in 2012.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kumar, S. V., M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, et al. M. Rodell, J. S. Borak, B. Li, H. K. Beaudoing, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "NCA-LDAS land analysis: Development and performance of a multisensor, multivariate land data assimilation system for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor. (Accepted) [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Matsui, T., S. Q. Zhang, S. E. Lang, et al. W.-K. Tao, C. M. Ichoku, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Impact of radiation frequency, precipitation radiative forcing, and radiation column aggregation on convection-permitting West African monsoon simulations." Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-018-4187-2]

    Arsenault, K. R., G. S. Nearing, S. Wang, S. Yatheendradas, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Parameter Sensitivity of the Noah-MP Land Surface Model with Dynamic Vegetation." Journal of Hydrometeorology JHM-D-17-0205.1 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0205.1]

    Kumar, S. V., T. R. Holmes, D. M. Mocko, S. Wang, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "Attribution of flux partitioning variations between land surface models over the continental U.S." Remote Sensing 10 (5): 751 [10.3390/rs10050751]

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. Evans, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The Role of Low-Level, Terrain-Induced Jets in Rainfall Variability in Tigris–Euphrates Headwaters." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (3): 819-835 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0165.1]

    Wright, D. B., R. Mantilla, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "A remote sensing-based tool for assessing rainfall-driven hazards." Environmental Modelling & Software 90 34-54 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.12.006]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, E. M. Kemp, et al. Z. Tao, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. Ginoux. 2017. "Development of high-resolution dynamic dust source function - A case study with a strong dust storm in a regional model." Atmospheric Environment 159 11-25 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.045]

    Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. Loikith. 2017. "Sensitivity of CONUS Summer Rainfall to the Selection of Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in NU-WRF Seasonal Simulations." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (6): 1689-1706 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0120.1]

    Getirana, A., C. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, and P. D. Bates. 2017. "Trade-off between cost and accuracy in large-scale surface water dynamic modeling." Water Resources Research 53 (6): 4942-4955 [10.1002/2017wr020519]

    Kumar, S. V., J. Dong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, and B. Gómez. 2017. "Role of forcing uncertainty and background model error characterization in snow data assimilation." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 (6): 2637-2647 [10.5194/hess-21-2637-2017]

    Clark, M. P., M. F. Bierkens, L. Samaniego, et al. R. A. Woods, R. Uijlenhoet, K. E. Bennett, V. R. Pauwels, X. Cai, A. W. Wood, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The evolution of process-based hydrologic models: historical challenges and the collective quest for physical realism." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 (7): 3427-3440 [10.5194/hess-21-3427-2017]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., M. Clark, L. Samaniego, et al. N. E. Verhoest, T. van Emmerik, R. Uijlenhoet, K. Achieng, T. E. Franz, and R. Woods. 2017. "Scaling, similarity, and the fourth paradigm for hydrology." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 (7): 3701-3713 [10.5194/hess-21-3701-2017]

    Lee, H., D. E. Waliser, R. Ferraro, et al. T. Iguchi, C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Tian, P. C. Loikith, and D. B. Wright. 2017. "Evaluating hourly rainfall characteristics over the U.S. Great Plains in dynamically downscaled climate model simulations using NASA-Unified WRF." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (14): 7371-7384 [10.1002/2017jd026564]

    Zhang, S. Q., T. Matsui, S. Cheung, M. Zupanski, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Impact of Assimilated Precipitation-Sensitive Radiances on the NU-WRF Simulation of the West African Monsoon." Monthly Weather Review 145 (9): 3881-3900 [10.1175/mwr-d-16-0389.1]

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, F. Policelli, et al. A. McNally, K. R. Arsenault, S. Kumar, T. Tadesse, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Upper Blue Nile Basin Water Budget from a Multi-Model Perspective." Journal of Hydrology [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.040]

    Kumar, S. V., S. Wang, D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and Y. Xia. 2017. "Similarity Assessment of Land Surface Model Outputs in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)." Water Resour. Res. 53 (11): 8941-8965 [10.1002/2017wr020635]

    Nearing, G. S., D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, and Y. Xia. 2016. "Benchmarking NLDAS-2 soil moisture and evapotranspiration to separate uncertainty contributions." J. Hydrometeor. 17 (3): 745-759 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0063.1]

    Xia, Y., B. A. Cosgrove, K. E. Mitchell, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. B. Ek, S. V. Kumar, D. M. Mocko, and H. Wei. 2016. "Basin-scale assessment of the land surface energy budget in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction operational and research NLDAS-2 systems." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (1): 196-220 [10.1002/2015jd023889]

    Tao, J., D. Wu, J. Gourley, et al. S. Q. Zhang, W. Crow, C. Peters-Lidard, and A. P. Barros. 2016. "Operational hydrological forecasting during the IPHEx-IOP campaign – Meet the challenge." Journal of Hydrology [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.019]

    Tian, Y., G. S. Nearing, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and L. Tang. 2016. "Performance Metrics, Error Modeling, and Uncertainty Quantification." Monthly Weather Review 144 (2): 607-613 [10.1175/mwr-d-15-0087.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Wu, S. Lang, et al. J.-D. Chern, C. Peters-Lidard, A. Fridlind, and T. Matsui. 2016. "High-resolution NU-WRF simulations of a deep convective-precipitation system during MC3E: Further improvements and comparisons between Goddard microphysics schemes and observations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (3): 1278-1305 [10.1002/2015jd023986]

    Xia, Y., B. A. Cosgrove, K. E. Mitchell, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. B. Ek, M. Brewer, D. M. Mocko, S. V. Kumar, H. Wei, J. Meng, and L. Luo. 2016. "Basin-scale assessment of the land surface water budget in the NCEP operational and research NLDAS-2 systems." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (6): 2750-2779 [10.1002/2015jd023733]

    Wu, D., C. Peters-Lidard, W.-K. Tao, and W. Petersen. 2016. "Evaluation of NU-WRF Rainfall Forecasts for IFloodS." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 (5): 1317-1335 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0134.1]

    McNally, A., S. Shukla, K. R. Arsenault, et al. S. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2016. "Evaluating ESA CCI soil moisture in East Africa." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 48 96-109 [10.1016/j.jag.2016.01.001]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor. 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Rodell, M., H. K. Beaudoing, R. D. Koster, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. S. Famiglietti, and V. Lakshmi. 2016. "Chapter 92: Large-Scale and Global Hydrology." Handbook of Applied Hydrology 92.1-92.7

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 2016. "Impacts of aerosol–monsoon interaction on rainfall and circulation over Northern India and the Himalaya Foothills." Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-016-3430-y]

    Badr, H. S., A. K. Dezfuli, B. F. Zaitchik, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2016. "Regionalizing Africa: Patterns of Precipitation Variability in Observations and Global Climate Models." Journal of Climate 29 (24): 9027-9043 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0182.1]

    Harrison, K. W., Y. Tian, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. E. Finn, and S. V. Kumar. 2015. "Calibration to improve forward model simulation of microwave emissivity at GPM frequencies over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." IEEE Trans. Geophys. Remote Sens. 54 (2): [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2474120]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. Y. You, S. E. Finn, S. V. Kumar, and J. F. Turk. 2015. "An examination of methods for estimating land surface microwave emissivity." J. Geophys. Res. 120 [10.1002/2015JD023582]

    Wood, E. F., S. D. Schubert, A. W. Wood, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. C. Mo, A. Mariotti, and R. S. Pulwarty. 2015. "Prospects for Advancing Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16 (4): 1636-1657 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0164.1]

    Best, M. J., G. Abramowitz, H. R. Johnson, et al. A. J. Pitman, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, M. Cuntz, B. Decharme, P. A. Dirmeyer, J. Dong, M. Ek, Z. Guo, V. Haverd, B. J. van den Hurk, G. S. Nearing, B. Pak, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, L. Stevens, and N. Vuichard. 2015. "The Plumbing of Land Surface Models: Benchmarking Model Performance." Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 16, issue 3, pp. 1425-1442 16 1425 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0158.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. S. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 12 5967 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/hessd-12-5967-2015]

    McNally, A. L., G. J. Husak, M. Brown, et al. M. Carroll, C. Funk, S. '. Yatheendradas, K. R. Arsenault, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2015. "Calculating Crop Water Requirement Satisfaction in the West Africa Sahel with Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture." Journal of Hydrometerology 16 295-305 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0049.1]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, and D. M. Mocko. 2015. "Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin." Water Resour. Res. 51 (2): 1182-1202 [10.1002/2014WR016606]

    Ringerud, S., C. D. Kummerow, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "A Semi-Empirical Model for Computing Land Surface Emissivity in the Microwave Region." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (4): 1935-1946 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2351232]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software 67 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, et al. A. Getirana, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Liu. 2015. "Quantifying the added value of snow cover area observations in passive microwave snow depth data assimilation." J. Hydrometeor. 16 (4): 1736-1741 [10.1175/JHM-D-15-0021.1]

    Ringerud, S., C. D. Kummerow, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "A prototype physical database for passive microwave retrievals of precipitation over the US Southern Great Plains." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (19): 10,465-10,482 [10.1002/2015jd023430]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. Y. You, S. Ringerud, S. Kumar, and F. J. Turk. 2015. "An examination of methods for estimating land surface microwave emissivity." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (21): 11,114-11,128 [10.1002/2015jd023582]

    Chern, J.-D., W.-K. Tao, S. E. Lang, et al. T. Matsui, J.-L. F. Li, K. I. Mohr, G. M. Skofronick-Jackson, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Performance of the Goddard multiscale modeling framework with Goddard ice microphysical schemes." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 8 (1): 66-95 [10.1002/2015ms000469]

    Mazrooei, A., T. Sinha, A. Sankarasubramanian, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Decomposition of Sources of Errors in Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting over the US Sunbelt." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (23): 11,809–11,825 [10.1002/2015jd023687]

    Kumar, S. V., K. W. Harrison, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2014. "Assessing the Impact of L-Band Observations on Drought and Flood Risk Estimation: A Decision-Theoretic Approach in an OSSE Environment." J. Hydrometeor 15 (6): 2140-2156 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0204.1]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Kumar, A., R. Houze, K. Rasmussen, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2014. "Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (1): 212-228 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0155.1]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, et al. C. Prigent, H. Norouzi, F. Aires, S.-A. Boukabara, F. Furuzawa, and H. Masunaga. 2014. "Quantifying Uncertainties in Land-Surface Microwave Emissivity Retrievals." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 52 (2): 829-840 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2244214]

    Case, J. L., F. J. LaFontaine, J. R. Bell, et al. G. J. Jedlovec, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2014. "A Real-Time MODIS Vegetation Product for Land Surface and Numerical Weather Prediction Models." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on 52 (3): 1772 - 1786 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2255059]

    Xia, Y., M. B. Ek, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Svoboda, J. Sheffield, and E. F. Wood. 2014. "Application of USDM statistics in NLDAS-2: Optimal blended NLDAS drought index over the continental United States." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (6): 2947-2965 [10.1002/2013JD020994]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Ringerud, S., C. Kummerow, C. D. Peters-Lidard, Y. Tian, and K. W. Harrison. 2014. "A Comparison of Microwave Window Channel Retrieved and Forward-Modeled Emissivities Over the US Southern Great Plains." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on 52 (5): 2395 - 2412 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2260759]

    Yatheendradas, S., B. Narapusetty, C. D. Peters-Lidard, C. Funk, and J. Verdin. 2014. "Comment on ‘Shang S. 2012. Calculating actual crop evapotranspiration under soil water stress conditions with appropriate numerical methods and time step. Hydrological Processes 26: 3338-3343. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8405’." Hydrological Processes 28 (11): 3833-3840 [10.1002/hyp.10138]

    Tao, W.-K., S. E. Lang, X. Zeng, et al. X. Li, T. Matsui, K. I. Mohr, D. Posselt, J.-D. Chern, C. D. Peters-Lidard, P. M. Norris, I.-S. Kang, I. Choi, A. Hou, W. K. Lau, and Y.-M. Yang. 2014. "The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE): Improvements and Applications for Studying Precipitation Processes." Atmospheric Research 143 392-424 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.03.005]

    Xia, Y., M. B. Ek, D. M. Mocko, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Sheffield, J. Dong, and E. F. Wood. 2014. "Uncertainties, correlations, and optimal blends of drought indices from the NLDAS multiple land surface model ensemble." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (4): 1636-1650 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-058.1]

    Shi, J. J., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Chin, Q. Tan, and E. M. Kemp. 2014. "Implementation of an aerosol-cloud microphysics-radiation coupling into the NASA Unified WRF: Simulation results for the 6-7 August 2006 AMMA special observing period." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 140 (684): 2158-2175 [10.1002/qj.2286]

    Getirana, A., E. Dutra, M. Guimberteau, et al. J. Kam, H.-Y. Li, B. Decharme, Z. Zhang, A. Ducharne, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, M. Rodell, A. M. Toure, Y. Xue, C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, G. Drapeau, L. R. Leung, J. Ronchail, and J. Sheffield. 2014. "Water Balance in the Amazon Basin from a Land Surface Model Ensemble." J. Hydrometeor 15 (6): 2586-2614 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0068.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, et al. R. H. Reichle, Y. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, M. Ek, G. A. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh. 2014. "Assimilation of passive microwave-based soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (6): 2446-2469 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0132.1]

    Mariotti, A., S. D. Schubert, K. Mo, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Wood, R. Pulwarty, J. Huang, and D. Barrie. 2013. "Advancing Drought Understanding, Monitoring, and Prediction." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94 (12): ES186–ES188 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00248.1]

    Getirana, A., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Estimating water discharge from large radar altimetry datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17 (3): 923-933 [10.5194/hess-17-923-2013]

    Santanello, J., C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Kennedy, S. Kumar, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Diagnosing the Nature of Land–Atmosphere Coupling: A Case Study of Dry/Wet Extremes in the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Hydrometeor. 14 (1): 3-24 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-023.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Impact of Land Model Calibration on Coupled Land–Atmosphere Prediction." J. Hydrometeor. 14 (5): 1373-1400 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0127.1]

    Tao, Z., J. A. Santanello, M. Chin, et al. S. Zhou, Q. Tan, E. M. Kemp, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Effect of land cover on atmospheric processes and air quality over the continental United States – a NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) model study." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13 (13): 6207-6226 [10.5194/acp-13-6207-2013]

    Zaitchik, B. F., J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Representation of Soil Moisture Feedbacks during Drought in NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF)." J. Hydrometeor 14 (1): 360-367 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-069.1]

    Ferraro, R., C. Peters-Lidard, C. Hernandez, et al. F. J. Turk, F. Aires, C. Prigent, X. Lin, S. Boukabara, K. Gopalan, K. Harrison, F. Karbou, L. Li, C. Liu, H. Masunaga, L. Moy, S. Ringerud, G. Skofronick-Jackson, Y. Tian, and N.-Y. Wang. 2013. "An Evaluation of Microwave Land Surface Emissivities Over the Continental United States to Benefit GPM-Era Precipitation Algorithms." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 51 (1): 378-398 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2199121]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, et al. J. L. Foster, M. J. Shaw, Y. Tian, and F. G. Hall. 2013. "Assimilating satellite-based snow depth and snow cover products for improving snow predictions in Alaska." Advances in Water Resources 54 208-227 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.02.005]

    Mohr, K., W. Tao, J. Chern, S. Kumar, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "The NASA-Goddard Multi-scale Modeling Framework–Land Information System: Global land/atmosphere interaction with resolved convection." Environmental Modelling & Software 39 103-115 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.023]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Tian. 2013. "Multiscale evaluation of the improvements in surface snow simulation through terrain adjustments to radiation." J. Hydrometeor. 14 (1): 220-232 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-046.1]

    Gebregiorgis, A., Y. Tian, C. Peters-Lidard, and F. Hossain. 2012. "Tracing hydrologic model simulation error as a function of satellite rainfall estimation bias components and land use and land cover conditions." Water Resour. Res. 48 (11): W11509 [10.1029/2011WR011643]

    Kirschbaum, D. B., R. F. Adler, D. Adler, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and G. J. Huffman. 2012. "Global Distribution of Extreme Precipitation and High-Impact Landslides in 2010 Relative to Previous Years." J. Hydrometeor. 13 (5): 1536-1551 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-02.1]

    Vieira Getirana, A. C., and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2012. "Water discharge estimates from large radar altimetry datasets in the Amazon basin." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 9 (6): 7591-7611 [10.5194/hessd-9-7591-2012]

    Kumar, S., R. Reichle, K. Harrison, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. Yatheendradas, and J. Santanello. 2012. "A comparison of methods for a priori bias correction in soil moisture data assimilation." Water Resour. Res. 48 (3): W03515 [10.1029/2010WR010261]

    Kumar, S., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Santanello, et al. K. Harrison, Y. Liu, and M. Shaw. 2012. "Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT) – a generalized framework for land surface model evaluation." Geosci. Model Dev. 5 (3): 869-886 [10.5194/gmd-5-869-2012]

    Harrison, K., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. A. Santanello. 2012. "Quantifying the change in soil moisture modeling uncertainty from remote sensing observations using Bayesian inference techniques." Water Resour. Res. 48 (11): W11514 [10.1029/2012WR012337]

    Yatheendradas, S., C. D. Peters-Lidard, V. Koren, et al. B. Cosgrive, L. De Goncalves, M. Smith, J. V. Geiger, Z. Cui, J. S. Borak, S. V. Kumar, D. L. Toll, G. A. Riggs, and N. Mizukami. 2012. "Distributed assimilation of satellite-based snow extent for improving simulated streamflow in mountainous, dense forests: An example over the DMIP2 western basins." Water Resour. Res. 48 (9): W09557 [10.1029/2011WR011347]

    Kirschbaum, D. B., R. F. Adler, Y. Hong, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2011. "Advances in landslide nowcasting: evaluation of a global and regional modeling approach." Environmental Earth Sciences 66 (6): 1683-1696 [10.1007/s12665-011-0990-3]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and S. V. Kumar. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture–Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor 12 (5): 766-786 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05014.1]

    Wood, E., J. Roundy, T. Troy, et al. R. Beek, M. Bierkens, E. Blyth, A. Roo, P. Doell, M. Ek, J. Famiglietti, D. Gochis, N. Giesen, P. Houser, P. Jaffe, S. Kollet, B. Lehner, D. Lettenmaier, C. Peters-Lidard, M. Sivapalan, J. Sheffield, A. Wade, and P. Whitehead. 2011. "Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a grand challenge for monitoring Earth's terrestrial water." Water Resour. Res. 47 (5): W05301 [10.1029/2010WR010090]

    Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, S. S. Chen, et al. S. E. Lang, L. Pay-Liam, S.-Y. Hong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and A. Y. Hou. 2011. "The impact of microphysical schemes on hurricane intensity and track." Asia-Pacific J Atmos Sci 47 (1): 1-16 [10.1007/s13143-011-1001-z]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., S. V. Kumar, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Tian. 2011. "Estimating evapotranspiration with land data assimilation systems." Hydrological Processes 25 (26): 3979-3992 [10.1002/hyp.8387]

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, R. F. Adler, T. Kubota, and T. Ushio. 2010. "Evaluation of GSMaP Precipitation Estimates over the Contiguous United States." J. Hydrometeor 11 (2): 566-574 [10.1175/2009JHM1190.1]

    Tian, Y., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2010. "A global map of uncertainties in satellite-based precipitation measurements." Geophysical Research Letters 37 (24): L24407 [10.1029/2010GL046008]

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and B. Eylander. 2010. "Real-Time Bias Reduction for Satellite-Based Precipitation Estimates." J. Hydrometeor 11 (6): 1275-1285 [10.1175/2010JHM1246.1]

    Shi, J. J., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, et al. R. Cifelli, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, A. Tokay, N. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. A. Petersen. 2010. "WRF Simulations of the 20–22 January 2007 Snow Events over Eastern Canada: Comparison with In Situ and Satellite Observations." J Applied Meteor Climatol 49 (11): 2246–2266 [10.1175/2010JAMC2282.1]

    Dong, J. M., and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2010. "On the Relationship Between Temperature and MODIS Snow Cover Retrieval Errors in the Western U.S.." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 3 (1): 132-140 [10.1109/JSTARS.2009.2039698]

    Tao, W.-K., J. Shi, S. Chen, et al. E. A. Lee, S.-Y. Hong, C. Peters-Lidard, S. A. Braun, G. Thompson, and J. Simpson. 2010. "New, improved bulk-microphysical schemes for studying precipitation processes in WRF: Part I: Comparison with different microphysical schemes." Mon Wea Rev

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Eylander, et al. R. Joyce, G. J. Huffman, R. Adler, K. Hsu, F.-J. Turk, M. Garcia, and J. Zeng. 2009. "Component analysis of errors in satellite-based precipitation estimates." J. Geophys. Res. 114 (D24): D24101 [10.1029/2009JD011949]

    Bounoua, L., A. Safia, J. Masek, C. Peters-Lidard, and M. Imhoff. 2009. "Impact of Urban Growth on Surface Climate: A Case Study in Oran, Algeria." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 48 (2): 217-231 [10.1175/2008JAMC2044.1]

    Kumar, S., R. H. Reichle, R. D. Koster, W. T. Crow, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2009. "Role of Subsurface Physics in the Assimilation of Surface Soil Moisture Observations." J. Hydrometeor 10 (6): 1534-1547 [10.1175/2009JHM1134.1]

    Santanello Jr, J. A., C. Peters-Lidard, S. Kummar, C. Alonge, and W.-K. Tao. 2009. "A Modeling and Observational Framework for Diagnosing Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling on Diurnal Time Scales." J. Hydrometeor 10 (3): 577-599 [10.1175/2009JHM1066.1]

    Tao, W.-K., J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, et al. D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, J. Li, D. Waliser, A. Y. Hou, X. Lin, C. D. Peters-Lidard, W. K. Lau, J. Jiang, and J. Simpson. 2009. "A Multiscale Modeling System: Developments, Applications, and Critical Issues." Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 90 (4): 515-534 [10.1175/2008BAMS2542.1]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

    Kumar, S. V., R. H. Reichle, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. R. D. Koster, X. Zhan, W. T. Crow, J. B. Eylander, and P. R. Houser. 2008. "A land surface data assimilation framework using the land information system: Description and applications." Advances in Water Resources 31 (11): 1419-1432 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.013]

    Case, J., W. Crosson, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "Impacts of High-Resolution Land Surface Initialization on Regional Sensible Weather Forecasts from the WRF Model." J Hydrometeorol. 9 (6): 1249-1266 [10.1175/2008JHM990.1]

    Garcia, M., C. Peters-Lidard, and D. Goodrich. 2008. "Spatial interpolation of precipitation in a dense gauge network for monsoon storm events in the southwestern United States." Water Resour. Res. 44 (5): W05S13 [10.1029/2006WR005788]

    Pan, F., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "On the Relationship Between Mean and Variance of Soil Moisture Fields¹." Journal of the American Water Resources Association 44 (1): 235-242 [10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00150.x]

    Kumar, S. V., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Eastman, and W. Tao. 2008. "An integrated high-resolution hydrometeorological modeling testbed using LIS and WRF." Environmental Modelling & Software 23 (2): 169-181 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2007.05.012]

    Thoma, D., M. Moran, R. Bryant, et al. M. Rahman, C. D. Holifield Collins, T. Keefer, R. Noriega, I. Osman, S. Skrivin, M. Tischler, D. Bosch, P. Starks, and C. Peters-Lidard. 2008. "Appropriate scale of soil moisture retrieval from high resolution radar imagery for bare and minimally vegetated soils." Remote Sens Environ 112 (2): 403-414 [10.1016.j.rse.2007.06.021]

    Kumar, S. V., C. Peters-Lidard, Y. Tian, et al. R. Reichle, J. Geiger, C. Alonge, J. Eylander, and P. Houser. 2008. "An Integrated Hydrologic Modeling and Data Assimilation Framework." Computer 41 (12): 52-59 [10.1109/MC.2008.475]

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, et al. J. Geiger, P. Houser, J. Eastman, P. Dirmeyer, B. Doty, and J. Adams. 2008. "High-performance land surface modeling with a Linux cluster." Computers & Geosciences 34 (11): 1492-1504 [10.1016/j.cageo.2007.12.014]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., D. M. Mocko, M. Garcia, et al. J. A. Santanello, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and Y. Wu. 2008. "Role of precipitation uncertainty in the estimation of hydrologic soil properties using remotely sensed soil moisture in a semi-arid environment." Water Resour. Res. 44 (5): W05S18 [10.1029/2007WR005884]

    Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. E. Lang, J. Simpson, S. Kumar, S. Xie, J. Eastman, C.-L. Shie, and J. Geiger. 2007. "Evaluating Clouds in Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations with Observational Data." J Atmos Sci 64 4153-4329

    Tian, Y., and C. Peters-Lidard. 2007. "Systematic anomalies over inland water bodies in satellite-based precipitation estimates." Geophys Res Lett 34 (L14403): 5 pp

    Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard, B. Choudhury, and M. Garcia. 2007. "Multitemporal Analysis of TRMM-Based Satellite Precipitation Products for Land Data Assimilation Applications." J Hydrometeorol 8 1165-1183

    Jin, M., J. M. Shepherd, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2007. "Development of a parameterization for simulating the urban temperature hazard using satellite observations in climate model." Nat Hazards 43 257-271 [10.1007/s11069-007-9117-2]

    Tischler, M., M. Garcia, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Moran, S. Miller, D. Thoma, S. V. Kumar, and J. Geiger. 2007. "A GIS framework for surface-layer soil moisture estimation combining satellite radar measurements and land surface modeling with soil physical property estimation." Environmental Modelling & Software 22 (6): 891-898 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2006.05.022]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., P. R. Houser, Y. Tian, et al. S. V. Kumar, J. Geiger, S. Olden, L. Lighty, B. Doty, P. Dirmeyer, J. Adams, K. Mitchell, E. F. Wood, and J. Sheffield. 2007. "High-performance Earth system modeling with NASA/GSFC’s Land Information System." Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering 3 (3): 157-165 [10.1007/s11334-007-0028-x]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and D. Thoma. 2007. "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." Remote Sens. Environ. 110 (1): 79-97 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.007]

    Lawford, R., M. G. Bosilovich, S. Eden, et al. S. Benedict, C. Brown, A. Gruber, P. Houser, K. Hsu, J. Huang, W. K. Lau, T. Meyers, K. Mitchell, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. Roads, M. Rodell, S. Sorooshian, D. Tarpley, and S. Williams. 2006. "U.S. Contributions to the CEOP." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 87 (7): 927-939 [10.1175/BAMS-87-7-927]

    Kumar, S. V., Y. Tian, C. Peters-Lidard, et al. P. Houser, J. Geiger, S. Olden, L. Lighty, J. Eastman, B. Doty, P. Dirmeyer, J. Adams, K. Mitchell, E. Wood, and J. Sheffield. 2006. "Land information system: An interoperable framework for high resolution land surface modeling." Environ Modelling Software 21 1402-1415

    Krajewski, W., M. Anderson, W. Eichinger, et al. D. Entekhabi, B. Hornbuckle, P. Houser, G. Katul, W. Kustas, J. Norman, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and E. Wood. 2006. "A remote sensing observatory for hydrologic sciences: A genesis for scaling to continental hydrology." Water Resources Res 42 (7): W07301 [10.1029/2005WR004435]

    Houser, P., M. Bosilovich, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. Tao. 2004. "Ultra-high resolution observation-driven land modeling needed to enable the development of global cloud resolving Earth system models." GEWEX News 14 (3): 8-9

    Pan, F., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. J. Sale, and A. W. King. 2004. "A comparison of geographical information systems-based algorithms for computing the TOPMODEL topographic index." Water Resour Res 40 (6): W06303 [10.1029/2004WR003069]

    Pan, F., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and M. J. Sale. 2003. "An analytical method for predicting surface soil moisture from rainfall observations." Water Resources Res 39 (11): 3-1 - 3-12 [10.1029/2003WR002142]

    Bradley, A., C. Peters-Lidard, B. Nelson, J. Smith, and C. Young. 2002. "Raingage Network Design Using NEXRAD Precipitation Estimates." J Amer Water Resources Assoc 38 (5): 1393-1407

    Tian, Y., G. S. Nearing, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and K. W. Harrison. . "How many evaluation metrics do we need." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Association (Submitted)

    Non-Refereed

    Tian, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, S. V. Kumar, and S. Ringerud. 2014. "Land surface microwave emissivity dynamics: Observations, analysis and modeling ." Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 99 - 102 [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878917]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., J. B. Eylander, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Narapusetty, S. V. Kumar, M. Rodell, J. D. Bolten, D. M. Mocko, G. K. Walker, K. R. Arsenault, and S. W. Rheingrover. 2014. "Drought Prediction for Socio-Cultural Stability Project." NASA/TM-2014-218303 [Full Text (Link)]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, R. Atlas, et al. J.-D. Chern, P. Houser, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, R. Kakar, S. V. Kumar, W. Lapenta, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J. J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng. 2008. "A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics." GEWEX News 18 (1): 6-8 [Full Text (Link)]

    Wu, Y., J. Walker, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. D. Schwede, R. Dennis, and W. Robarge. 2006. "Role of leaf surface water in the bi-directional ammonia exchange between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere." Proc Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of Science 1250-1253 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mitchell, K., M. Ek, D. Lohmann, et al. V. Koren, J. Schaake, Q. Duan, P. Grunmann, G. Gayno, Y. Lin, E. Rogers, D. Tarpley, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2002. "Reducing Near-Surface Cool/Moist Biases Over Snowpack and Early Spring Wet soils in NCEP ETA Model Forecasts Via Land Surface Model Upgrades." Proc AMS 2002 Annual Meeting J1-J6

    Peters-Lidard, C. D. 2002. "The Effects of Implementing Topmodel Concepts in the NOAH Model." Proc AMS 2002 Annual Meeting J132-J135

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., J. N. McHenry, and C. J. Coats. 2002. "Design and evaluation of the coupled MM5/TOPLATS modeling system for a Texas air quality exceedance episode." Twelfth PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users' Workshop [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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