Dr. John D. Bolten

Dr. John D. Bolten

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.6529
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    John is serving as the Associate Program Manager of Water Resources for the NASA Applied Sciences Program. His research focuses on the application of satellite-based remote sensing and land surface hydrological modeling for improved ecological and water resource management. He is involved in several water resources management efforts addressing flood monitoring, flood damage assessessment, and agriculture drought forecasting and mitigation. He is leading projects in the Middle East, Central and North Africa, Southeast Asia, and United States. He has served on the Panel on Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources for the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. He is serving as NASA DEVELOP Program Lead Science Advisor for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has served as the NASA GRACE Mission Applications Deputy Representative for Water and Coastal Resources, Chair of the American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee, and Co-lead on the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS), Flood Disaster Pilot Risk Management Team. His most recent research includes the development of an improved hydrological decision support system for the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Mekong River Commission, development of the operational global soil moisture product for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service crop forecasting system, and a deep learning-based system for improved satellite-based agricultural monitoring products. He has recieved multiple awards including a Department of State award for supporing the drafting and implementation of the US Global Water Strategy, as well as the NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for his leadership and development of the Middle East North Africa Land Data Assimilation System (MENA-LDAS). John is involved in the scientific community and regularly gives invited keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials on his research as well as the activities of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program related to water resources management around the globe. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology with an emphasis in hydrology and remote sensing from the University of South Carolina.

    Research Interests

    Development of land data assimilation systems for remote sensing observations and land surface modeling to improve regional estimates of hydrological states and fluxes

    Utilization of remotely-sensed soil moisture and terrestrial water storage data from the satellite-based Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E), Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) instruments

    Application of remote sensing and land surface modeling for improved ecological and water resource management efforts

    Development of near real-time flood monitoring and flood damage assessment products and tools

    Current Projects

    Associate Program Manager, NASA Applied Sciences Program, Water Resources

    Enhancing the Information Content and Utilization of SMAP Products for Agricultural Applications (Principal Investigator)

    Enhancing the USDA Global Crop Production Decision Support System with NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Observations (Principal Investigator)

    Enhancing Floodplain Management in the Lower Mekong River Basin Using NASA Vegetation and Water Cycle Satellite Observations (Principal Investigator)

    Improved Hydrologic Decision Support for the Lower Mekong River Basin Through Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling (Principal Investigator)

    NASA Food Security and Agriculture Consortium (FSAC) (Co-Investigator)

    Co-Lead on the NASA-Conservation International Project, 'Development of the Freshwater Health Index for the Lower Mekong River Basin' (2017 - Present)

    NASA Applied Sciences Program, DEVELOP GSFC Science Lead Advisor

    Amplified study of the interactions and feedbacks between biomass burning and water cycle dynamics across the northern sub-Saharan African region (Co-Investigator)

    An Integrated Terrestrial Water Analysis System for the NCA: Evaluation and Dissemination (Co-Investigator)

    Keeping Up With GRACE: GRACE Data Assimilation in an Age of Freshwater Appropriation (Co-Investigator)

    Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Enhance Flood Impact Products and Mitigation in the Lower Mekong Water Basin (Science Lead Advisor)

    Committee on Earth Observational Satellites, Flood Disaster Risk Mitigation Pilot for Lower Mekong River Basin (Regional Pilot Co-lead)


    Positions/Employment

    12/2008 - Present

    PHYSICAL SCIENTIST

    NASA Hydrological Sciences Branch, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    10/2005 - 12/2008

    PHYSICAL SCIENTIST

    USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD
    8/1999 - 8/2005

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    University of South Carolina, Department of Geological Sciences, Columbia, SC
    8/2002 - 12/2002

    VISITING RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    NOAA Environmental Technology Lab, Boulder, CO
    5/2000 - 8/2000

    VISITING RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
    5/1998 - 12/1998

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    West Virginia University, Department of Geology and Geography, Morgantown, WV

    Education

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, SC October 2005
    Department of Geological Sciences
    Ph.D. in Geological Sciences
    Dissertation: “Soil Moisture Observations Using L-, C-, and X- Band Microwave Radiometers”

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, SC August 2001
    Department of Geological Sciences
    M.S. in Geological Sciences
    Thesis: “Passive and Active Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture”

    WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, WV December 1998
    Department of Geology and Geography
    B.S. in Geological Sciences

    Professional Service

    Associate Editor for Water Resources Research (2017-present)

    Associate Program Manager, NASA Applied Sciences Division, Water Resources Program, 2014-present

    Prinicipal Investigator on NASA's SMAP Global Soil Moisture Product for USDA FAS

    Principal Investigator on NASA's Science Utilization of SMAP (SUSMAP) project

    Principal Investigator and Applied Sciences Team member on NASA SERVIR Mekong 

    Principal Investigator on NASA’s Project Mekong (2012-present)

    Principal Investigator on the NASA-Conservation International Freshwater Health Index project in Lower Mekong River Basin

    Technical Advisor for NASA SERVIR Mekong Hub Development (2015-present)

    Technical Advisor for NASA-USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) (2016-present)

    Technical Monitor for NASA EPSCoR, 'Satellite-guided hydro-economic analysis for integrated management and prediction of the impact of droughts on agricultural regions', 2017-present

    NASA DEVELOP Science Team Lead for Lower Mekong River Basin Flood Inundation Mapping Project, 2014-present.

    Flood Disaster Risk Assessment Team Member for the Committee for Earth Observing Satellites, 2013-present

    NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Mission Deputy Representative for Water and Coastal Resources, 2012-present

    National Soil Moisture Network Executive Committee member (2018-present) 

    Chair of the AGU Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee, 2012-present

    Co-chair of NASA GSFC Science and Exploration Directorate Deputy Director’s Council on Science, 2012

    SMAP Applications Working Group and Calibration and Validation Working Group member, 2012

    Toastmasters International Member
     

    Awards

    2018 Award from US Deparment of State for contributing to the US Global Water Strategy 

    2017 NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for his leadership and development of the hydrological decision support system for the Lower Mekong River Basin

    2017 NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for Outreach for his involvement with BBC Documentary on Deserts, and PBS Special on satellite hydrology

    2015 NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for excellence and dedication in leading the DEVELOP student program, hosting foreign dignitaries, and performing live interviews during the launch of SMAP

    2012 NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for his leadership and development of the Middle East North Africa Land Data Assimilation System (MENA-LDAS)

     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bolten, J. D. 2018. "Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press [10.17226/24938]

    Oddo, P., A. Ahamed, and J. Bolten. 2018. "Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation for Near Real-Time Flood Detection in the Lower Mekong River Basin." Hydrology, 5 (2): 23 [10.3390/hydrology5020023]

    Mohammed, I., J. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Improved Hydrological Decision Support System for the Lower Mekong River Basin Using Satellite-Based Earth Observations." Remote Sensing, 10 (6): 885 [10.3390/rs10060885]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Satellite observations and modeling to understand the Lower Mekong River Basin streamflow variability." Journal of Hydrology, 564: 559-573 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.030]

    Sazib, N., I. Mladenova, and J. Bolten. 2018. "Leveraging the Google Earth Engine for Drought Assessment Using Global Soil Moisture Data." Remote Sensing, 10 (8): 1265 [10.3390/rs10081265]

    Fayne, J. V., J. D. Bolten, C. S. Doyle, et al. S. Fuhrmann, M. T. Rice, P. R. Houser, and V. Lakshmi. 2017. "Flood mapping in the lower Mekong River Basin using daily MODIS observations." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38 (6): 1737-1757 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1285503]

    Mladenova, I. E., J. D. Bolten, W. T. Crow, et al. M. C. Anderson, C. R. Hain, D. M. Johnson, and R. Mueller. 2017. "Intercomparison of Soil Moisture, Evaporative Stress, and Vegetation Indices for Estimating Corn and Soybean Yields Over the U.S.." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10 (4): 1328-1343 [10.1109/jstars.2016.2639338]

    Ahamed, A., and J. Bolten. 2017. "A MODIS-based automated flood monitoring system for southeast asia." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 61: 104-117 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.05.006]

    Kumar, S. V., P. A. Dirmeyer, C. D. Peters-Lidard, R. Bindlish, and J. Bolten. 2017. "Information theoretic evaluation of satellite soil moisture retrievals." Remote Sensing of Environment, 204: 392-400 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.016]

    Ahamed, A., J. D. Bolten, C. Doyle, and J. Fayne. 2016. "Near Real-Time Flood Monitoring and Impact Systems." Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes, 105-118 [10.1007/978-3-319-43744-6]

    Lee, C. M., A. Serrat-Capdevila, N. Iqbal, et al. M. Ashraf, B. Zaitchik, J. Bolten, F. Melton, and B. Doorn. 2016. "Applying Earth Observations to Water Resources Challenges." Earth Science Satellite Applications, 147-171 [10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_6]

    Schumann, G. J., S. Frye, G. Wells, et al. R. Adler, R. Brakenridge, J. Bolten, J. Murray, D. Slayback, F. Policelli, D. Kirschbaum, H. Wu, P. Cappelaere, T. Howard, Z. Flamig, R. Clark, T. Stough, M. Chini, P. Matgen, D. Green, and B. Jones. 2016. "Unlocking the full potential of Earth observation during the 2015 Texas flood disaster." Water Resources Research, 52 (5): 3288-3293 [10.1002/2015wr018428]

    Ichoku, C., L. T. Ellison, K. E. Willmot, et al. T. Matsui, A. K. Dezfuli, C. K. Gatebe, J. Wang, E. M. Wilcox, J. Lee, J. Adegoke, C. Okonkwo, J. Bolten, F. S. Policelli, and S. Habib. 2016. "Biomass burning, land-cover change, and the hydrological cycle in Northern sub-Saharan Africa." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (9): 095005 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095005]

    Mladenova, I. E., G. S. Nearing, J. D. Bolten, and V. Lakshmi. 2016. "Remote Sensing Techniques and Data Assimilation for Hydrologic Modeling." Chow's Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, (In Press)

    Fayne, J., J. Bolten, V. Lakshmi, and A. Ahamed. 2016. "Optical and Physical Methods for Mapping Flooding with Satellite Imagery." Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes, 83-103 [10.1007/978-3-319-43744-6_5]

    Bolten, J. D., C. Lee, and P. Houser. 2015. "Satellite data for water resources management." Eos, 96: [10.1029/2015EO035971]

    Han, E., W. T. Crow, T. Holmes, and J. D. Bolten. 2014. "Benchmarking a Soil Moisture Data Assimilation System for Agricultural Drought Monitoring." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (3): 1117–1134 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0125.1]

    Khedun, C. P., A. K. Mishra, J. D. Bolten, et al. H. Kato-Beaudoing, R. A. Kaiser, J. R. Giardino, and V. P. Singh. 2012. "Understanding changes in water availability in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo del Norte basin under the influence of large-scale circulation indices using the Noah land surface model." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D5): D05104 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011JD016590]

    Crow, W. T., S. V. Kumar, and J. D. Bolten. 2012. "On the utility of land surface models for agricultural drought monitoring." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 (9): 3451-3460 [10.5194/hess-16-3451-2012]

    Bolten, J., and W. Crow. 2012. "Improved prediction of quasi-global vegetation conditions using remotely-sensed surface soil moisture." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (19): L19406 [10.1029/2012GL053470]

    Bolten, J., W. T. Crow, X. Zhan, T. J. Jackson, and C. A. Reynolds. 2010. "Evaluating the Utility of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Retrievals for Operational Agricultural Drought Monitoring." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 3 (1): 57-66 [10.1109/JSTARS.2009.2037163]

    Bolten, J. D., and V. Lakshmi. 2009. "An evaluation of soil moisture retrievals using aircraft and satellite passive microwave observations during SMEX02." Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan, 29 (1): 293-300 [10.11440/rssj.29.293]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, A. Gasiewski, et al. B. Stankov, M. Klein, M. Cosh, I. Mladenova, C. Watts, E. Vivoni, V. Lakshmi, J. D. Bolten, and T. Keefer. 2008. "Aircraft based soil moisture retrievals under mixed vegetation and topographic conditions." Remote Sensing of Environment, 112 (2): 375-390 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.01.024]

    Crow, W., and J. D. Bolten. 2007. "Estimating precipitation errors using spaceborne surface soil moisture retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters, 34: [Full Text (Link)]

    Vivoni, E., H. Gutiérrez-Jurado, C. Aragón, et al. A. Rinehart, R. Wyckoff, J. Rodríguez, C. Watts, J. D. Bolten, V. Lakshmi, and T. Jackson. 2007. "Variation of Hydrometeorological Conditions along a Topographic Transect in Northwestern Mexico during the North American Monsoon." Journal of Climate, 20 (9): 1792-1809 [10.1175/JCLI4094.1]

    Bolten, J., U. Narayan, L. Guijarro, and V. Lakshmi. 2004. "Passive-Active Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture at both L and C bands: A comparison of two field experiments." Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 30/31: 65-86.

    Njoku, E., W. Wilson, S. Yueh, et al. T. Jackson, V. Lakshmi, and J. D. Bolten. 2003. "Observations of soil moisture using a passive and active low-frequency microwave airborne sensor during SGP99." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 40: 2659-2673.

    Bolten, J., V. Lakshmi, and E. Njoku. 2003. "Soil moisture retrieval using the passive/active L and S- band radar/radiometer." EEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41: 2792-2801.

    Non-Refereed

    Mladenova, I. E., J. D. Bolten, W. Crow, and R. de Jeu. 2015. "Evaluating the application of microwave-based vegetation observations in an operational soil moisture data assimilation system." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2015.7327003]

    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)]

    Bolten, J. D., W. Crow, X. Zhan, et al. T. Jackson, C. Reynolds, and M. Rodell. 2010. "Evaluation and application of remotely sensed soil moisture products." 2 pp.

    Selected Public Outreach

    John introduces the SMAP Early Adopters Program (0-1:00) and the USDA FAS global soil moisture system (11:00-12:30). 1 / 2018 - Present
    https://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/95/smap-2018-ea-update-long-version/
    American Family Farmer Radio Interview 7 / 2018 - Present
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanfamilyfarmer/2018/07/19/how-are-the-trade-wars-effect
    NASA Ignite Talk at 2017 American Geophysical Union meeting. (TED style talk- 20 auto advanced slides without notes in 5 minutes). 12 / 2017 - Present
    https://youtu.be/rbPsxg6hIQQ
    Live interview on the MSNBC 'The Ed Show' for the NASA SMAP Launch 1 / 2015 - Present
    http://www.msnbc.com/the-ed-show/watch/nasas-game-changer-in-weather-forecasting-394767939

    Live interview to discuss the potential impact of the NASA SMAP mission.

    Live shots for the NASA SMAP Launch 1 / 2015 - Present
    https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11741

    NASA scientist Dr. John Bolten talks about the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive - or SMAP - satellite scheduled to launch on Jan 29. SMAP will take stock of the water hidden just beneath your feet, in the topsoil. Knowing how much water is in the soil, and whether it is frozen or thawed, has profound applications for society, from better forecasting of natural disasters like floods and droughts to helping prevent food shortages.

    Live shot for NASA SMAP launch 1 / 2015 - Present
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-zcGMjaq50

    One of the many live television interviews that were carried out for publich outreach before and during the NASA SMAP launch in January, 2015.

    WBAL interview on the NASA SMAP Launch 1 / 2015 - Present
    http://www.wbaltv.com/news/nasa-to-launch-satellite-to-help-with-weather-forecasting/31010

    One of the many live television interviews for the NASA SMAP Launch

    Animations of sample global soil moisture products and GPM precipitation demonstrating 'precipitation memory' 2016 - Present
    http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=4443

    Brief Bio

    John is serving as the Associate Program Manager of Water Resources for the NASA Applied Sciences Program. His research focuses on the application of satellite-based remote sensing and land surface hydrological modeling for improved ecological and water resource management. He is involved in several water resources management efforts addressing flood monitoring, flood damage assessessment, and agriculture drought forecasting and mitigation. He is leading projects in the Middle East, Central and North Africa, Southeast Asia, and United States. He has served on the Panel on Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources for the 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. He is serving as NASA DEVELOP Program Lead Science Advisor for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has served as the NASA GRACE Mission Applications Deputy Representative for Water and Coastal Resources, Chair of the American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee, and Co-lead on the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS), Flood Disaster Pilot Risk Management Team. His most recent research includes the development of an improved hydrological decision support system for the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Mekong River Commission, development of the operational global soil moisture product for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service crop forecasting system, and a deep learning-based system for improved satellite-based agricultural monitoring products. He has recieved multiple awards including a Department of State award for supporing the drafting and implementation of the US Global Water Strategy, as well as the NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences annual award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for his leadership and development of the Middle East North Africa Land Data Assimilation System (MENA-LDAS). John is involved in the scientific community and regularly gives invited keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials on his research as well as the activities of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program related to water resources management around the globe. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology with an emphasis in hydrology and remote sensing from the University of South Carolina.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bolten, J. D. 2018. "Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space [10.17226/24938]

    Oddo, P., A. Ahamed, and J. Bolten. 2018. "Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation for Near Real-Time Flood Detection in the Lower Mekong River Basin." Hydrology 5 (2): 23 [10.3390/hydrology5020023]

    Mohammed, I., J. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Improved Hydrological Decision Support System for the Lower Mekong River Basin Using Satellite-Based Earth Observations." Remote Sensing 10 (6): 885 [10.3390/rs10060885]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Satellite observations and modeling to understand the Lower Mekong River Basin streamflow variability." Journal of Hydrology 564 559-573 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.030]

    Sazib, N., I. Mladenova, and J. Bolten. 2018. "Leveraging the Google Earth Engine for Drought Assessment Using Global Soil Moisture Data." Remote Sensing 10 (8): 1265 [10.3390/rs10081265]

    Fayne, J. V., J. D. Bolten, C. S. Doyle, et al. S. Fuhrmann, M. T. Rice, P. R. Houser, and V. Lakshmi. 2017. "Flood mapping in the lower Mekong River Basin using daily MODIS observations." International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (6): 1737-1757 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1285503]

    Mladenova, I. E., J. D. Bolten, W. T. Crow, et al. M. C. Anderson, C. R. Hain, D. M. Johnson, and R. Mueller. 2017. "Intercomparison of Soil Moisture, Evaporative Stress, and Vegetation Indices for Estimating Corn and Soybean Yields Over the U.S.." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 10 (4): 1328-1343 [10.1109/jstars.2016.2639338]

    Ahamed, A., and J. Bolten. 2017. "A MODIS-based automated flood monitoring system for southeast asia." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 61 104-117 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.05.006]

    Kumar, S. V., P. A. Dirmeyer, C. D. Peters-Lidard, R. Bindlish, and J. Bolten. 2017. "Information theoretic evaluation of satellite soil moisture retrievals." Remote Sensing of Environment 204 392-400 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.016]

    Ahamed, A., J. D. Bolten, C. Doyle, and J. Fayne. 2016. "Near Real-Time Flood Monitoring and Impact Systems." Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes 105-118 [10.1007/978-3-319-43744-6]

    Lee, C. M., A. Serrat-Capdevila, N. Iqbal, et al. M. Ashraf, B. Zaitchik, J. Bolten, F. Melton, and B. Doorn. 2016. "Applying Earth Observations to Water Resources Challenges." Earth Science Satellite Applications 147-171 [10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_6]

    Schumann, G. J., S. Frye, G. Wells, et al. R. Adler, R. Brakenridge, J. Bolten, J. Murray, D. Slayback, F. Policelli, D. Kirschbaum, H. Wu, P. Cappelaere, T. Howard, Z. Flamig, R. Clark, T. Stough, M. Chini, P. Matgen, D. Green, and B. Jones. 2016. "Unlocking the full potential of Earth observation during the 2015 Texas flood disaster." Water Resources Research 52 (5): 3288-3293 [10.1002/2015wr018428]

    Ichoku, C., L. T. Ellison, K. E. Willmot, et al. T. Matsui, A. K. Dezfuli, C. K. Gatebe, J. Wang, E. M. Wilcox, J. Lee, J. Adegoke, C. Okonkwo, J. Bolten, F. S. Policelli, and S. Habib. 2016. "Biomass burning, land-cover change, and the hydrological cycle in Northern sub-Saharan Africa." Environmental Research Letters 11 (9): 095005 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095005]

    Mladenova, I. E., G. S. Nearing, J. D. Bolten, and V. Lakshmi. 2016. "Remote Sensing Techniques and Data Assimilation for Hydrologic Modeling." Chow's Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition (In Press)

    Fayne, J., J. Bolten, V. Lakshmi, and A. Ahamed. 2016. "Optical and Physical Methods for Mapping Flooding with Satellite Imagery." Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes 83-103 [10.1007/978-3-319-43744-6_5]

    Bolten, J. D., C. Lee, and P. Houser. 2015. "Satellite data for water resources management." Eos 96 [10.1029/2015EO035971]

    Han, E., W. T. Crow, T. Holmes, and J. D. Bolten. 2014. "Benchmarking a Soil Moisture Data Assimilation System for Agricultural Drought Monitoring." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (3): 1117–1134 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0125.1]

    Khedun, C. P., A. K. Mishra, J. D. Bolten, et al. H. Kato-Beaudoing, R. A. Kaiser, J. R. Giardino, and V. P. Singh. 2012. "Understanding changes in water availability in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo del Norte basin under the influence of large-scale circulation indices using the Noah land surface model." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D5): D05104 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2011JD016590]

    Crow, W. T., S. V. Kumar, and J. D. Bolten. 2012. "On the utility of land surface models for agricultural drought monitoring." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16 (9): 3451-3460 [10.5194/hess-16-3451-2012]

    Bolten, J., and W. Crow. 2012. "Improved prediction of quasi-global vegetation conditions using remotely-sensed surface soil moisture." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (19): L19406 [10.1029/2012GL053470]

    Bolten, J., W. T. Crow, X. Zhan, T. J. Jackson, and C. A. Reynolds. 2010. "Evaluating the Utility of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Retrievals for Operational Agricultural Drought Monitoring." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 3 (1): 57-66 [10.1109/JSTARS.2009.2037163]

    Bolten, J. D., and V. Lakshmi. 2009. "An evaluation of soil moisture retrievals using aircraft and satellite passive microwave observations during SMEX02." Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 29 (1): 293-300 [10.11440/rssj.29.293]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, A. Gasiewski, et al. B. Stankov, M. Klein, M. Cosh, I. Mladenova, C. Watts, E. Vivoni, V. Lakshmi, J. D. Bolten, and T. Keefer. 2008. "Aircraft based soil moisture retrievals under mixed vegetation and topographic conditions." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (2): 375-390 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.01.024]

    Crow, W., and J. D. Bolten. 2007. "Estimating precipitation errors using spaceborne surface soil moisture retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters 34 [Full Text (Link)]

    Vivoni, E., H. Gutiérrez-Jurado, C. Aragón, et al. A. Rinehart, R. Wyckoff, J. Rodríguez, C. Watts, J. D. Bolten, V. Lakshmi, and T. Jackson. 2007. "Variation of Hydrometeorological Conditions along a Topographic Transect in Northwestern Mexico during the North American Monsoon." Journal of Climate 20 (9): 1792-1809 [10.1175/JCLI4094.1]

    Bolten, J., U. Narayan, L. Guijarro, and V. Lakshmi. 2004. "Passive-Active Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture at both L and C bands: A comparison of two field experiments." Italian Journal of Remote Sensing 30/31 65-86

    Njoku, E., W. Wilson, S. Yueh, et al. T. Jackson, V. Lakshmi, and J. D. Bolten. 2003. "Observations of soil moisture using a passive and active low-frequency microwave airborne sensor during SGP99." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40 2659-2673

    Bolten, J., V. Lakshmi, and E. Njoku. 2003. "Soil moisture retrieval using the passive/active L and S- band radar/radiometer." EEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41 2792-2801

    Non-Refereed

    Mladenova, I. E., J. D. Bolten, W. Crow, and R. de Jeu. 2015. "Evaluating the application of microwave-based vegetation observations in an operational soil moisture data assimilation system." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2015.7327003]

    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)]

    Bolten, J. D., W. Crow, X. Zhan, et al. T. Jackson, C. Reynolds, and M. Rodell. 2010. "Evaluation and application of remotely sensed soil moisture products." 2 pp.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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