Profile for William Olson


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Title: Research Associate Professor
Affiliation: JCET/UMBC
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-614-6314
Fax: 301-614-5492

Overview

Education Ph.D. - 1987 - Meteorology - University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Interests - Remote Sensing of Precipitation - Radiative Transfer - Data Assimilation - Mesoscale Convective Systems

Publications

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

Dong, Xiquan, Baike Xi, Aaron Kennedy, Zhe Feng, Jared K. Entin, Paul R. Houser, Robert A. Schiffer, Tristan L'Ecuyer, W.S. Olson, Kuo-lin Hsu, W. Timothy Liu, Bing Lin, Yi Deng, and Tianyu Jiang (2011). Investigation of the 2006 drought and 2007 flood extremes at the Southern Great Plains through an integrative analysis of observations J.Geophys.Res.Atmos., 116(D03204), 18 Pages
10.1029/2010JD014776

Grecu, M., L. Tian, W.S. Olson, and S. Tanelli (2011). A Robust Dual-Frequency Radar Profiling Algorithm J. of Appl. Meteo. and Climatology, 50(7), 1543-1557

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

Han, M., S.A. Braun, W.S. Olson, P.O. G. Persson, and J.-W. Bao (2010). Applicaiton of TRMM PR and TMI Measurments to Assess Cloud Microphysical Schemes in the MM5 Model for a Winter Storm J. Applied Meteor. Clima., 49(6), 1129-1148
doi:10.1175/2010JAMC2327.1

Masunaga Hirohiko, T. Matsui, W. Tao, A. Hou, Christian D. Kummerow, Teruyuki Nakajima, Peter Bauer, W.S. Olson, Miho Sekiguchi, and Takashi Y. Nakajima (2010). Satellite Data Simulator Unit: A multisensor, multispectral Satellite Simulator Package Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91(12), 1625-1632
doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2809.1

Zhang,Chidong, Jian Ling, Samson Hagos, W. Tao, S. Lang, Yukari N. Takayabu, Shoichi Shige, Masaki Katsumata, W.S. Olson, and Tristan L’Ecuyer (2010). MJO Signals in Latent Heating: Results from TRMM Retrievals J. Atmos. Sci., 67(11), 3488-3508
doi:10.1175/JAS3398.1

Grecu, M., W.S. Olson, C. Shie, T.S. LEcuyer, and W. Tao (2009). Combining satellite microwave radiometer and radar observations to estimate atmospheric latent heating profiles J. Clim., 22(23), 6356–6376
doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3020.1

Matsui, T., X. Zeng, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, W.S. Olson, and S. Lang (2009). Evaluation of long-term cloud-resolving model simulations using satellite radiance observations and muti-frequency satellite simulators J. Atmos. Ocea. Tech., 26(7), 1261–1274
doi:10.1175/2008JTECHA1168.1

Shie C.-L., L.S. Chiu, R.F. Adler, P. Xie, I.-I. Lin, F.-C. Wang, E. Nelkin, R. Chokngamwong, and W.S. Olson (2009). Reviving the production of Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) dataset J. of Ocea. Univ. China, 26(6), 1071-1080
doi:10.1007/s00376-009-8138-z

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

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

Lang, S., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, W.S. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson (2007). Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1141-1164
10.1175/JAS3879.1

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

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

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

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

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

Tao W.-K., E. Smith, R.F. Adler, Z. Haddad, A. Hou, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, T. Krishnamurti, C. Kummerow, S. Lang, R. Meneghini, K. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, K. Okamoto, W.S. Olson, S. Satoh, S. Shige, J. Simpson, Y. Takayabu, G. Tripoli, and S. Yang (2006). Retrieval of latent heating from TRMM measurements Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1555-1572

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

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

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

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

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

Tao W.-K., S. Satoh, W.S. Olson, S. Lang, S. Shige, Y. Takayabu, and S. Yang (2004). Heating structure derived from TRMM The Latent Heating Algorithms Developed from TRMM PR Data, 18-40

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olson, W.S., P. Bauer, C.D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W.-K. Tao (2001). A melting layer model for passive/active microwave remote sensing applications- Part I: Model Formulation and Comparison with Observations J. Appl. Meteor., 40(7), 1145-1163

Olson, W.S., P. Bauer, C.D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W.-K. Tao (2001). A melting layer model for passive/active microwave remote sensing applications- Part II: Simulation of TRMM Observations J. Appl. Meteor., 40(7), 1164-1179

Olson, W.S., P. Bauer, N.F. Viltard, D.E. Johnson, W.-K. Tao, R. Meneghini, and L. Liao (2001). A melting-layer model for passive/active microwave remote sensing applications. Part I: model formulation and comparison with observations. J. Appl. Meteorol., 40(7), 1145-1163

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

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

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

Kummerow C., J. Simpson, O. Thiele, W. Barnes, A.T. C. Chang, E. Stocker, R.F. Adler, A. Hou, R. Kakar, F. Wentz, P. Ashcroft, T. Kozu, Y. Hong, K. Okamoto, T. Iguchi, H. Kuroiwa, E. Im, Z. Hadda, G.J. Huffman, T. Krishnamurti, B. Ferrier, W.S. Olson, E. Zipser, E. Smith, T.T. Wilheit, G. North, and K. Nakamura (2000). The Status of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) after 2 Years in Orbit J. Appl. Meteor., 39(12), 1965-1982

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

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

Rodgers E.B., W.S. Olson, J. Halverson, J. Simpson, and H. Pierce (2000). Environmental Forcing of Super Typhoon Paka's (1997) Latent Heat Structure J. Appl. Meteor., 39(12), 1983-2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olson, W.S., C.D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W. -K. Tao (1999). Atmospheric Latent Heating Distributions in the Tropics Derived from Satellite Passive Microwave Radiometer Measurements J. Appl. Meteor., 38, 633-664

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

Simpson, J., C. Kummerow, and W.S. Olson (1999). The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Vern SuomiÕs Vital Role 10th AMS Conference

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

Berg W., W.S. Olson, R. Ferraro, S.J. Goodman, and F.J. LaFontaine (1998). An Assessment of the First- and Second-Generation Navy Operational Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms J. Atmos. Sci., 55(No. 9), 1558-1575

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

Olson, W.S., Y. Hong, and N.F. Viltard (1998). Estimated Precipitation and Latent Heating Profiles from Combined Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TMI/PR/VIRS Observations IEEE 1998 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

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

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

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

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