Jonathan (JJ) Gourley


Stormscale Hydrology Group (SHG)

Job Title:Research Hydrometeorologist


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I am a Research Hydrometeorologist with the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory and an Affiliate Associate Professor with the School of Meteorology, Civil Engineering, and Hydrology and Water Security departments at the University of Oklahoma. I lead the Flooded Locations And Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) project, which is the hydrologic component of the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) system.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Civil Engineering and Environmental Science University of Oklahoma 2003
M.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 1998
B.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 1996
Research Interests
  • Storm-scale hydrometeorological observation, theory, and prediction
  • Developing and demonstrating remote-sensing technologies for retrieving hydrologic variables including streamflow
  • Rainfall-runoff observations on wildfire-impacted basins
  • Developing methods to improve quantitative precipitation estimates using novel platforms and multisensor approaches
Professional Activities
  • American Geophysical Union, member, 2000-present
  • American Meteorological Society, member, 1997-present
  • AMS Nationwide Network of Networks Committee, lead, 2019-present
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 2016-present
  • Board member of Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer (CPASA), 2012-present
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award “For the successful transition of the Multi-Radar, Multi-Sensor system into operations to provide critical radar-based products to forecast weather hazards.” 2015
NASA Agency Group Achievement Award (Team) with a citation reading “For exceeding all expectations for GPM operations, data processing, algorithm performance, science impact, and education and public outreach within one year after launch” 2015
NASA Robert H. Goddard Award (Team) for the category of Exceptional Achievement in Science “For contributing to the success of NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Ground Validation Team” 2014
American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorology Editor’s Award “For insightful, timely, and thorough reviews” 2013
Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award “For the design and implementation of a seamless gridded system for multi-sensor-derived precipitation estimation over the continental U.S." 2012
NOAATECH Award, Best Presentation for “Real-time Dissemination of WSR-88 Radar Data Over Internet2” 2004
Honorable Mention, Universities Council on Water Resources Dissertation Awards Committee 2004
Doctoral Fellowship Recipient, Department of Education’s Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need 1999
Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award “For developing an important prototype Warning Decision Support System for weather forecasters and making significant enhancements to the NEXRAD system, resulting in more timely and reliable warnings” 1999
Selected Publications


  1. Hong, Y., and J. J. Gourley, 2015: Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications, 1st ed., Boca Raton, CRC Press, 180 pp.

Book Chapters

  1. Gourley, J., and R. Clark III, 2018: Real-time flash flood forecasting. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.298
  1. Gourley, J., and A. Arthur, 2016: Rainfall rate, use in the hydrological sciences In: Shekhar, S. Hiong, and X. Zhou (Eds.) Earth Sciences Series. Encyclopedia of GIS: SpringerReference (, 1-9, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-23519-6_1594-1.
  1. Khanbilvardi, R., Temimi, M., Gourley, J., A. Zahraee, 2014: Satellite-based systems for flood monitoring and warning, Handbook of Engineering Hydrology, Ed. S. Eslamian, CRC Press, 515–530, ISBN:978-1-4665-5241-8, eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-5244-9, doi:10.1201/b15625-26.
  1. Hong Y., P. Adhikari, and J. Gourley, 2013: Flash Flood. In: Bobrowsky P. (Ed.) Earth Sciences Series. Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards: SpringerReference (, 324-325, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Published Datasets

  1. Zhang, J., and J. Gourley, 2018: Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Precipitation Reanalysis (Version 1.0). Open Commons Consortium Environmental Data Commons.
  1. Gourley, J.J., P.E. Kirstetter, D.P. Jorgensen, and R. Cifelli, 2018: GPM Ground Validation NOAA X-band Polarimetric Radar (NOXP) IPHEx. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Researcher ID) (Google Scholar profile)


  1. Li, Z., X. Xue, R. Clark, H. Vergara, J. Gourley, G. Tang, X. Shen, G. Kan, K. Zhang, J. Wang, M. Chen, S. Gao, J. Zhang, T. Yang, Y. Wen, P. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, 2023: A decadal review of the CREST model family: Developments, applications, and outlook. Journal of Hydrology X, 20, 100159, doi:10.1016/j.hydroa.2023.100159.
  1. Tounsi, A., M. Temimi, M. Abdelkader, J. J. Gourley, 2023: Assessment of deterministic and probabilistic precipitation nowcasting techniques over New York metropolitan area. Environmental Modelling & Software, 168, 105803, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2023.105803.
  1. Vergara, H., J. J. Gourley, M. Erickson, 2023: An Efficient Ensemble Technique for Hydrologic Forecasting Driven by Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts. J. Hydrometeor., 24, 3, 479–495, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-22-0109.1.
  1. Martinaitis, S. M., K. A. Wilson, N. Yussouf, J. J. Gourley, H. Vergara, T. C. Meyer, P. L. Heinselman, A. Gerard, K. L. Berry, A. Vergara, and J. Monroe, 2023: A path toward short-term probabilistic flash flood prediction. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104, E585–E605, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-22-0026.1.


  1. Tounsi, A., M. Temimi, and J. J. Gourley, 2022: On the use of machine learning to account for reservoir management rules and predict streamflow. Neural Computing and Applications, 34, 18917–18931.
  1. Li, Z., S. Gao, M. Chen, J. J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2022: Spatiotemporal characteristics of US floods: Current status and forecast under a future warmer climate. Earth’s Future, 10, e2022EF002700.
  1. Derin, Y., P. Kirstetter, N. Brauer, J. J. Gourley, and J. Wang, 2022: Evaluation of IMERG satellite precipitation over the land-coast-ocean continuum – Part II: Quantification. J. Hydrometeor. J. Hydrometeor., 23, 1297–1314, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-21-0234.1.
  1. Chen, M., Z. Li, S. Gao, M. Xue, J. J. Gourley, R. L. Kolar, and Y. Hong, 2022: A flood predictability study for Hurricane Harvey with the CREST-iMAP model using high-resolution quantitative precipitation forecasts and U-Net deep learning precipitation nowcasts. J. Hydrol., 612B, 128168,
  1. Li, Z., S. Gao, M. Chen, J. J. Gourley, N. Mizukami, and Y. Hong, 2022: CREST-VEC: A framework towards more accurate and realistic flood simulation across scales. Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 6181-6196.
  1. Li. Z., M. Chen, S. Gao, Y. Wen, J. J. Gourley, T. Yang, R. Kolar, and Y. Hong, 2022: Can re-infiltration process be ignored for flood inundation mapping and prediction during extreme storms? A case study in Texas Gulf Coast region. Environmental Modelling & Software, 155, 105450,
  1. Li, Z., S. Gao, M. Chen, J. J. Gourley, C. Liu, A. F. Prein, and Y. Hong, 2022: The conterminous United States are projected to become more prone to flash floods in a high-end emissions scenario. Nature Commun Earth Environ., 3, 86,
  1. Chen, H., B. Yong, J. J. Gourley, D. Wen, W. Qi and K. Yang, 2022: A novel real-time error adjustment method with considering four factors for correcting hourly multi-satellite precipitation estimates. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 60, 1-11, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3131238.
  1. Duarte, J. A., A. D. González, and J. J. Gourley, 2022: Wildfire Burn Scar Encapsulation - Subsetting common spatial domains for post-wildfire debris flow predictions over the United States. Optimization Letters, 16, 789-819.


  1. Qi, W., B. Yong, and J. J. Gourley, 2021:Monitoring the super Typhoon Lekima by GPM-based near-real-time satellite precipitation estimates. J. Hydrol., 603, 126968,
  1. Gerard, A., S. M. Martinaitis, J. J. Gourley, K. W. Howard, and J. Zhang, 2021: An overview of the performance and operational applications
    of the MRMS and FLASH systems in recent significant urban flash flood events. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 102, E2165-E2176, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0273.1.
  1. Derin, Y., P. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, 2021: Evaluation of IMERG satellite precipitation over the land-coast-ocean continuum. Part I: Detection. J. Hydrometeor., 22, 2843-2859,
  1. Li, Z., M. Chen, S. Gao, J. J. Gourley, T. Yang, X. Shen, R. Kolar, and Y. Hong, 2021: A multi-source 120-year US flood database with a unified common format and public access. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3755–3766,
  1. Saharia, M., P.-E. Kirstetter, H. Vergara, J. J. Gourley, I. Emmanuel, and H. Andrieu, 2021: On the impact of rainfall spatial variability, geomorphology, and climatology on flash floods, Wat. Resour. Res., 57, e2020WR029124.
  1. Khan, M. R., J. J. Gourley, J. A. Duarte, H. Vergara, D. Wasielewski, P.-A. Ayral, and J. W. Fulton, 2021: Uncertainty in remote sensing of streams using noncontact radars. J. Hydrol., 603, 126809.
  1. Upadhyaya, S. A., P.-E. Kirstetter, R. J. Kuligowski, J. J. Gourley, and H. M. Grams, 2021: Classifying precipitation from GEO satellite observations: Prognostic model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 147, 3394-3409.
  1. Shen, Z., B. Yong, J. J. Gourley, and W. Qi, 2021: Real-time bias adjustment for satellite-based precipitation estimates over Mainland China. J. Hydrol., 596, 126133,
  1. Huang, Z., H. Wu, R. F. Adler, G. Schumann, J. J. Gourley, A. Kettner, and N. Nanding, 2021: Multisourced flood inventories over the contiguous United States for actual and natural conditions. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 102, E1133-E1149,
  1. Chen, M., Z. Li, S. Gao, X. Luo, O. E.J. Wing, X. Shen, J. J. Gourley, R. L. Kolar, and Y. Hong, 2021: A comprehensive flood inundation mapping for Hurricane Harvey using an integrated hydrological and hydraulic model. J. Hydrometeor., 22, 1713-1726,
  1. Kim, T., T. Yang, S. Gao, L. Zhang, Z. Ding, X. Wen, J. J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2021: Can artificial intelligence and data-driven machine learning models match or even replace process-driven hydrologic models for streamflow simulation?: A case study of four watersheds with different hydro-climatic regions across the CONUS. J. Hydrol., 598, 126423,
  1. Li, Z., M. Chen, S. Gao, X. Luo, J. J. Gourley, P. E. Kirstetter, T. Yang, R. Kolar, A. McGovern, Y. Wen, B. Rao, T. Yami, and Y. Hong, 2021: CREST-iMAP v1.0: A fully coupled hydrologic-hydraulic modeling framework dedicated to flood inundation mapping and prediction. Env. Model. Software, 141, 105051,
  1. Gourley, J. J., and H. Vergara, 2021: Comments on “Flash Flood Verification: Pondering Precipitation Proxies”. J. Hydrometeor., 22, 739-747, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0215.1.
  1. Li, Z., G. Tang, Z. Hong, M. Chen, S. Gao, P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, Y. Wen, T. Yami, S. Nabih, and Y. Hong, 2020: Two-decades of GPM IMERG early and final run products intercomparison: Similarity and difference in climatology, rates, and extremes. J. Hydrol., 594, 125975,


  1. Flamig, Z., H. Vergara, and J. J. Gourley, 2020: The Ensemble Framework For Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) v1.2: description and case study. Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4943-4958,
  1. Martinaitis, S. M., B. Albright, J. J. Gourley, S. Perfater, T. Meyer, Z. L. Flamig, R. A. Clark III, H. Vergara, and M. Klein, 2020: The 23 June 2016 West Virginia flash flood event as observed through two Hydrometeorology Testbed Experiments, Wea. Forecasting, 35, 2099-2126,
  1. Upadhyaya, S., P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, and R. J. Kuligowski, 2020: On the propagation of satellite precipitation estimation errors: from passive microwave to infrared estimates. J. Hydrometeor., 21, 1367-1381,
  1. Shen, Z., B. Yong, J. Gourley, D. Lu, J. Liu, L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. Zhang, 2020: Recent global performance of the Climate Hazards group Infrared Precipitation (CHIRP) with Stations (CHIRPS), J. Hydrol., 591,125284,
  1. Lengfeld, K., P.-E. Kirstetter, H. J. Fowler, J. Yu, A. Becker, Z. Flamig, and J. Gourley, 2020: Use of radar data for extreme precipitation at fine scales and short durations. Environmental Research Letters, 15,085003, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab98b4.
  1. Gourley, J. J., H. Vergara, A. Arthur, R. A. Clark III, D. Staley, J. Fulton, L. Hempel, D. C. Goodrich, K. Rowden, and P. R. Robichaud, 2020: Predicting the Floods that Follow the Flames. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.101, E1101–E1106,
  1. Fulton, J., C. Mason, J. Eggleston, M. Nicotra, C-L. Chiu, M. Henneberg, H. Best, J. Cederberg, S. Holnbeck, R. Lotspeich, C. Laveau, T. Moramarco, M. Jones, J. Gourley, and D. Wasielewski, 2020: Near-field remote sensing of surface velocity and river discharge using radars
    and the probability concept at 10 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages. Remote Sensing, 12, 1-28. doi:10.3390/rs12081296.
  1. Li, Z., M. Chen, S. Gao, Z. Hong, G. Tang, Y. Wen, J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2020: Cross-examination of similarity, difference and deficiency of gauge, radar and satellite precipitation measuring uncertainties for extreme events using conventional metrics and multiplicative triple collocation. Remote Sensing, 12,1-18. doi:10.3390/rs12081258.
  1. Chen, M., S. Nabih, N. Brauer, S. Gao, J. Gourley, Z. Hong, R. Kolar, and Y. Hong, 2020: Can remote sensing technologies capture the extreme precipitation event and its cascading hydrological response? A case study of Hurricane Harvey using EF5 modeling framework, Remote Sensing, 12, 1-20. doi:10.3390/rs12030445.
  1. Argyle, E.M., J.J. Gourley, Z. Kang, and R.L. Shehab, 2020: Investigating the relationship between eye movements and situation awareness in weather forecasting. Applied Ergonomics, 85, 1-9.


  1. Yussouf, N., K. A. Wilson, S. M. Martinaitis, H. J. Vergara, P. L. Heinselman, and J. J. Gourley, 2020: Coupling of NSSL Warn-on-Forecast and FLASH systems for probabilistic flash flood prediction, J. Hydrometeor., 21, 123-141. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-19-0131.1.
  1. Moreno, H., J.J. Gourley, T. G. Pham, and D. M. Spade, 2020: Utility of satellite-derived burn severity to study short- and long-term effects of wildfire on streamflow at the basin scale, J. Hydrol., 580, 1-18.


  1. Chen, H., B. Yong, J.J. Gourley, J. Liu, L. Ren, W. Wang, Y. Hong, and J. Zhang, 2019: Impact of the crucial geographic and climatic factors on the input source errors of GPM-based global satellite precipitation estimates, J. Hydrol., 575, 1-16.
  1. Erlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019b: Diagnosing moisture sources for flash floods in the United States. Part II: Terrestrial and oceanic sources of moisture, J. Hydrometeor., 20, 1511-1531.
  1. Erlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019a: Diagnosing moisture sources for flash floods in the United States. Part I: Kinematic trajectories, J. Hydrometeor., 20, 1495–1509.
  1. Min, C., S. Chen, J. Gourley, H. Chen, A. Zhang, Y. Huang, and C. Huang, 2019: Coverage of China new generation weather radar network. Adv. in Meteor., 2019, 1-10,
  1. Terti, G., I. Ruin, S. Anquetin, J.J. Gourley, A. Arthur, J. Blanchet, Z.L. Flamig, P.E. Kirstetter, 2019: Toward probabilistic prediction of flash flood human impacts, Risk Analysis, 39, 140-161. doi:10.1111/risa.12921


  1. Gebregiorgis, A., P.E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, G. Huffman, W. Petersen, X. Xue, and M. Schwaller, 2018: To what extent is the Day 1 GPM IMERG satellite precipitation estimate improved as compared to TRMM TMPA-RT? J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, 1694-1708.
  1. Erlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, P.E. Kirstetter, E.N. Anagnostou, J. Kalogiros, M.N. Anagnostou, and W.A. Petersen, 2018: Evaluation of operational and experimental precipitation algorithms and microphysical insights during IPHEx. J. Hydrometeor., 19, 113-125.


  1. Gourley, J. J. (2017), In pursuit of flash flood data, Eos, 98,
  1. Porcacchia, L., P.E. Kirstetter, J.J. Gourley, V. Maggioni, B.L. Cheong, M.N. Anagnostou2017: Toward a polarimetric radar classification scheme for coalescence-dominant precipitation: Application to complex terrain. J. Hydrometeor, 18, 3199-3215.
  1. Wen, Y., P. Kirstetter, J.J. Gourley, Y. Hong, A. Behrangi, and Z. Flamig, 2017: Evaluation of MRMS snowfall products over the western United States. J. Hydrometeor., 18, 1707-1713,
  1. Saharia, M., P.-E. Kirstetter, H. Vergara, J. J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2017: Characterization of floods in the United States, J. Hydrol., 548, 524-535.
  1. Clark, R. A., Z. L. Flamig, H. Vergara, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, D. J. Mandl, S. Frye, M. Handy, M. Patterson, 2017: Hydrological modeling and capacity building in the Republic of Namibia, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 1697-1715.
  1. Carr, N., P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2017: Polarimetric signatures of mid-latitude warm-rain precipitation events. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 697–711.
  1. Argyle, E. M., J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, T. Hansen, and K. Manross, 2017: Towards a user-centered design of a weather forecasting decision support tool, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 373–382.
  1. Martinaitis, S. M., J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, E. M. Argyle, R. A. Clark, A. Arthur, B. R. Smith, J. M. Erlingis, S. Perfater, B. Albright, 2017: The HMT Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Hydro Experiment, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 347–359.
  1. Terti, G., I. Ruin, S. Anquetin, and J. Gourley, 2017: A situation-based analysis of flash flood fatalities in the United States, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 333–345.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Z. Flamig, H. Vergara, P. Kirstetter, R. Clark III, E. Argyle, A. Arthur, S. Martinaitis, G. Terti, J. Erlingis, Y. Hong, and K. Howard, 2017: The Flooded Locations And Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) project: improving the tools for flash flood monitoring and prediction across the United States, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 361-372.
  1. Saharia, M., P. E. Kirstetter, H. Vergara, J. Gourley, Y. Hong, and M. Giroud, 2017: Mapping flash flood severity in the United States, J. Hydrometeor., 18, 397-411.
  1. Gebregiorgis, A., P. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, N. Carr, J. Gourley, W. Petersen, and Y. Zheng, 2017: Understanding overland multisensor satellite precipitation error in TMPA-RT products, J. Hydrometeor., 18, 285-306.
  1. Argyle, E.M., J.J. Gourley, C. Ling, R. L. Shehab, and Z. Kang, 2017: Effects of display design on signal detection in flash flood forecasting. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 99, 48-56.


  1. He, X., Y. Hong, H. Vergara, K. Zhang, P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, Y. Zhang, G. Qiao, C. Liu, 2016: Development of a coupled hydrological-geotechnical framework for rainfall-induced landslides prediction. J. Hydrol., 543, 395–405, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.10.016.
  1. Grams, H. M., P. E. Kirstetter, and J. J. Gourley, 2016: Naïve Bayesian precipitation type retrieval from satellite using a cloud-top and ground-radar matched climatology, J. Hydrometeor., 17, 2649-2665.
  1. Zhang, K., X. Xue, Y. Hong, J. Gourley, N. Lu, Z. Wan, Z. Hong, and R. Wooten, 2016: iCRESTRIGRS: a coupled modeling system for cascading flood-landslide disaster forecasting, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 5035-5048. doi:10.5194/hess-20-5035-2016.
  1. Vergara, H., P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, Y. Hong, A. Arthur, R. L. Kolar, 2016: Estimating a-priori kinematic wave model parameters based on regionalization for flash flood forecasting in the Conterminous United States. J. Hydrol., 541, 421–433, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.06.011.
  1. Hardy, J., J. Gourley, P. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, F. Kong, and Z. Flamig, 2016: A method for probabilistic flash flood forecasting. J. Hydrol., 541, 480-494,
  1. Schroeder, A., J. Gourley, J. Hardy, J. Henderson, P. Parhi, V. Rahmani, K. Reed, R. Schumacher, B. Smith, and M. Taraldsen, 2016: The development of a flash flood severity index. J. Hydrol., 541, 523-532.
  1. Zhang, Y., S. Reed, J. J. Gourley, B. Cosgrove, D. Kitzmiller, D.-J. Seo, and R. Cifelli, 2016: The impacts of climatological adjustment of quantitative precipitation estimates on the accuracy of flash flood detection. J. Hydrol., 541, 387-400.
  1. Tao, J., D. Wu, J. Gourley, S. Zhang, W. Crow, C. Peters-Lidard, and A. Barros, 2016: Operational hydrological forecasting during the IPHEx-IOP campaign - Meet the challenge. J. Hydrol., 541, 434-456.
  1. Wen, Y., P.-E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, Q. Cao, J. Zhang, Z. Flamig, and X. Xue, 2016: Evaluation of a method to enhance real-time, ground radar-based rainfall estimates using climatological profiles of reflectivity from space, J. Hydrometeor., 17, 761-775, doi:
  1. Chen, S., J.J. Gourley, Y. Hong, Q. Cao, N. Carr, P.-E. Kirstetter, J. Zhang, Z. Flamig, 2016: Using citizen science reports to evaluate estimates of surface precipitation type, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, 187-193, doi:
  1. Xue, X., K. Zhang, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, W. Kellogg, R. A. McPherson, Z. Wan, and B. N. Austin, 2016: A new multi-site cascading calibration approach for hydrological models: A case study in the Red River Basin using the VIC model. J. Hydrol. Eng., 21, 05015019, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001282 .


  1. Terti, G., I. Ruin, S. Anquetin, and J. J. Gourley, 2015: Dynamic vulnerability factors for impact-based flash flood prediction, Nat. Hazards, 79, 1481-1497, doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-1910-8.
  1. Carr, N., P. E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, M. Schwaller, W. Petersen, N.-Y. Wang, R. R. Ferraro, and X. Xue, 2015: The influence of surface and precipitation characteristics on TRMM microwave imager rainfall retrieval uncertainty. J. Hydrometeor., 16, 1596-1614, doi:
  1. Barthold, F. E., T. E. Workoff, B. A. Cosgrove, J. J. Gourley, D. R. Novak, and K. M. Mahoney, 2015: Improving flash flood forecasts: The HMT-WPC Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1859-1866, doi:
  1. Zhang, K., J. S. Kimball, R. R. Nemani, S. W. Running, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, and Z. Yu, 2015: Vegetation greening and climate change promote multidecadal rises of global land evapotranspiration. Sci. Rep., 5, 15956, doi: 10.1038/srep15956.
  1. Khan, S. I., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, H. K. Huelsing, M. U. Khattak, and H. J. Vergara, 2015: Spatial and diurnal variability of monsoon systems assessed by TRMM rain rate over Indus Basin. IEEE J. Spec. Topics in Appl. Earth Obs. and Rem. Sens., 8, 4325-4335, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2421947.


  1. Wan, Z., K. Zhang, X. Xue, Z. Hong,
Y. Hong, and J. J. Gourley, 2015: Water balance-based actual evapotranspiration reconstruction from ground and satellite observations over the conterminous United States, Wat. Resour. Res., 51, 6485–6499, doi:10.1002/2015WR017311.
  1. Kirstetter, P. E., J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, J. Zhang, S. Moazamigoodarzi, C. Langston, and A. Arthur, 2015: Probabilistic precipitation rate estimates with ground-based radar networks. Wat. Resour. Res., 51,1422-1442, doi:10.1002/2014WR015672.
  1. Kirstetter, P.-E., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, M. Schwaller, W. Petersen, and Q. Cao, 2015: Impact of sub-pixel rainfall variability on spaceborne precipitation estimation: evaluating the TRMM 2A25 product, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 953-966. doi:10.1002/qj.2416.
  1. Yong, B., D. Liu, J. J. Gourley, Y. Tian, G. J. Huffman, L. Ren, and Y. Hong, 2015: Global view of real-time TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis: implication to its successor Global Precipitation Measurement mission, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 283-296. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00017.1.
  1. Bousquet, O., A. Berne, J. Delanoe, Y. Dufournet, J.J. Gourley, J. Van-Baelen, C. Augros, L. Besson, B. Boudevillain, O. Caumont, E. Defer, J. Grazioli, D.J. Jorgensen, P.-E. Kirstetter, J-F.Ribaud, J. Beck, G. Delrieu, V. Ducrocq, D. Scipion, A.Schwarzenboeck, and J. Zwiebel, 2015: Multiple-frequency radar observations collected in southern France during HyMeX-SOP1, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 267-282; doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00076.1
  1. Yong, B., B. Chen, Y. Hong, J. Gourley, and Z. Li, 2015: Impact of missing passive microwave sensors on multi-satellite precipitation retrieval algorithm. Remote Sens., 7(1), 668-683; doi:10.3390/rs70100668.
  1. Zhang, Y., Y. Hong, X. Wang, J. J. Gourley, X. Xue, M. Saharia, G. Ni, G. Wang, Y. Huang, S. Chen, and G. Tang, 2015: Hydrometeorological analysis and remote sensing of extremes: Was the July 2012 Beijing flood event detectable and predictable by global satellite observing and global weather modeling systems?, J. Hydrometeor., 16, 381-396. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0048.1


  1. Cao, Q., Y. Hong, S. Chen, J. J. Gourley, J. Zhang, and P. E. Kirstetter, 2014: Snowfall detectability of NASA's CloudSat: the first cross-investigation of its 2c-snow-profile product and national multi-sensor mosaic QPE (NMQ) snowfall data, Progress In Electromagnetics Research, 148, 55-61, doi:10.2528/PIER14030405
  1. Khan, S., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, M. U. Khattak, B. Yong, and H. Vergara, 2014: Evaluation of three high-resolution satellite precipitation estimates: Potential for monsoon monitoring over Pakistan, Adv. Space Res.., 54, 670-684. doi:10.1016/j.asr.2014.04.017.
  1. Špitalar, M., J. J. Gourley, C. Lutoff, P. E. Kirstetter, M. Brilly, and N. Carr, 2014: Analysis of flash flood parameters and human impacts in the US from 2006 to 2012. J. Hydrol., 519, 863-870. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.004
  1. Ducrocq, V., I. Braud, S. Davolio, R. Ferretti, C. Flamant, A. Jansa, N. Kalthoff, E. Richard, I. Taupier-Letage, P.-A. Ayral, S. Belamari, A. Berne, M. Borga, B. Boudevillain, O. Bock, J.-L. Boichard, M.-N. Bouin, O. Bousquet, C. Bouvier, J. Chiggiato, D. Cimini, U. Corsmeier, L. Coppola, P. Cocquerez, E. Defer, J. Delanoë, P. Di Girolamo, A. Doerenbecher, P. Drobinski, Y. Dufournet, N. Fourrié, J.J. Gourley, L. Labatut, D. Lambert, J. Le Coz, F.S. Marzano, G. Molinié, A. Montani, G. Nord, M. Nuret, K.Ramage, B. Rison, O. Roussot, F. Said, A. Schwarzenboeck, P. Testor, J. Van-Baelen, B. Vincendon, M. Aran, and J. Tamayo: 2014: HyMeX-SOP1: The field campaign dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in  the northwestern Mediterranean, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 1083-1100. doi:
  1. Cao, Q., Y. Wen, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, and P. E. Kirstetter, 2014: Enhancing quantitative precipitation estimation over the continental United States using a ground-space multi-sensor integration approach. IEEE Geo. Rem. Sens. Lett., 11, 1305-1309. doi:// 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2295768.
  1. Seyyedi, H., E.N. Anagnostou, P.E. Kirstetter, V. Maggioni, Y. Hong, and J. J. Gourley, 2014: Incorporating surface soil moisture information in error modeling of TRMM passive microwave rainfall, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 6226-6240. doi://10.1109/TGRS.2013.2295795.
  1. Wan, Z., Y. Hong, S. Khan, J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, D. Kirschbaum, and G. Tang, 2014: A cloud-based global flood disaster community cyber-infrastructure: Development and demonstration, Env. Model. and Software, 58, 86-94. doi://10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.007.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Z. L. Flamig, Y. Hong, and K. W. Howard, 2014: Evaluation of past, present, and future tools for radar-based flash flood prediction. Hydro. Sci. J., 59, 1377–1389. doi://10.1080/02626667.2014.919391.
  1. Vergara, H., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, E. N. Anagnostou, V. Maggioni, D. Stampoulis, and P.-E. Kirstetter, 2014: Effects of resolution of satellite-based rainfall estimates on hydrologic modeling skill at different scales, J. Hydrometeor., 15, 593-613. doi://10.1175/JHM-D-12-0113.1
  1. Qiao, L., Y. Hong, S. Chen, C. Zou, J. Gourley, and B. Yong: 2014: Performance assessment of the successive Version 6 and Version 7 TMPA products over the climate-transitional zone in the southern Great Plains, USA. J. Hydrol., 513, 446-456. doi:// 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.03.040
  1. Khan, S., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, M. U. Khattak, and T. De Groeve, 2014: Multi-sensor imaging and space-ground cross-validation for 2010 flood along Indus River, Pakistan, Remote Sens., 6, 2392-2407. doi:10.3390/rs6032393.
  1. Clark, R. A., J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, Y. Hong, and E. Clark, 2014: CONUS-wide evaluation of National Weather Service flash flood guidance products, Wea. Forecasting, 29, 377-392. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-12-00124.1.


  1. Chen, S., Y. Hong, Q. Cao, J. J. Gourley , P.-E. Kirstetter, B. Yong, Y. Tian, Z. Zhang, Y. Shen, J. Ju, and J. Hardy, 2013: Similarity and difference of the two successive V6 and V7 TRMM multisatellite precipitation analysis performance over China. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 13060-13074. doi:10.1002/2013JD019964.
  1. Chen, S., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, G. J. Huffman, Y. Tian, Q. Cao, B. Yong, P.-E. Kirstetter, J. Hu, J. Hardy, Z. Li, S. Khan, and X. Xue, 2013: Evaluation of the successive V6 and V7 TRMM multisatellite precipitation analysis over the Continental United States, Wat. Resour. Res., 49, 8174-8186. doi:10.1002/2012WR012795.
  1. Chen, S., P. E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, Y. Tian, Y. Qi, Q. Cao, J. Zhang, K. Howard, J. Hu, and X. Xue, 2013: Evaluation of spatial errors of precipitation rates and types from TRMM spaceborne radar over the southern CONUS. J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1884-1896. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-027.1.
  1. Dresback, K. M., J. G. Fleming, B. O. Blanton, C. Kaiser, J. J. Gourley, E. M. Tromble, R. A. Luettich, R. L. Kolar, Y. Hong, S. Van Cooten, H. J. Vergara, Z. L. Flamig, H.M. Lander, K.E. Kelleher, and K.L. Neumunatis-Monroe, 2013: Skill assessment of a real-time forecast system utilizing a coupled hydrologic and coastal hydrodynamic model during Hurricane Irene (2011). Continental Shelf Research, 71, 78-94. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.10.007.
  1. Yong, B., B. Chen, J. J. Gourley, L. Ren, Y. Hong, X. Chen, W. Wang, S. Chen, and L. Gong, 2013: Intercomparison of the Version-6 and Version-7 TMPA precipitation products over high and low latitudes basins with independent gauge networks: Is the newer version better in both real-time and post-real-time analysis for water resources and hydrologic extremes? J. Hydrol., 508, 77-87. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.10.050.
  1. Zhang, Y., Y. Hong, X-G. Wang, J. J. Gourley, J. Gao, H. Vergara, and B. Yong, 2013: Assimilation of passive microwave streamflow signals for improving flood forecasting: A first study in Cubango River Basin, Africa, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6, 2375-2390. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2251321.
  1. Chen, S., Y. Hong, Q. Cao, P. E. Kirstetter, J. J. Gourley, Y. Qi, J. Zhang, K. Howard, J. Hu, J. Wang, 2013: Performance evaluation of radar and satellite rainfalls for Typhoon Morakot over Taiwan: Are remote-sensing products ready for gauge denial scenario of extreme events? J. Hydrol., 506, 4-13. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.026.
  1. Xue, X., Y. Hong, A. S. Limaye, J. J. Gourley, G. J. Huffman, S. I. Khan, C. Dorji, and S. Chen, 2013: Statistical and hydrological evaluation of TRMM-based Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis over the Wangchu Basin of Bhutan: Are the latest satellite precipitation products 3B42V7 ready for use in ungauged basins? J. Hydrol., 499, 91-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.06.042.
  1. Chen, H., D. Yang, Y. Hong, J. Gourley, and Y. Zhang, 2013: Hydrological data assimilation with the Ensemble Square-Root-Filter: Use of streamflow observations to update model states for real-time flash flood forecasting, Adv. Wat. Res., 59, 209-220. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.06.010.
  1. Yong, B., L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, X. Chen, J. Dong, W. Wang, Y. Shen, and J. Hardy, 2013: Spatial-temporal changes of water resources in a typical semiarid basin of North China over the past 50 years and assessment of possible natural and socioeconomic causes. J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1009-1034. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0116.1.
  1. Wen, Y., Q. Cao, P.-E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, J. Zhang, G. Zhang, and B. Yong, 2013: Incorporating NASA spaceborne radar data into NOAA National Mosaic QPE system for improved precipitation measurement: A physically based VPR identification and enhancement method, J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1293-1307. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0106.1.
  1. Chen, S., J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, P. E. Kirstetter, J. Zhang, K. W. Howard, Z. L. Flamig, J. Hu, and Y. Qi, 2013: Evaluation and uncertainty estimation of NOAA/NSSL next-generation National Mosaic Quantitative Precipitation Estimation product (Q2) over the Continental United States, J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1308-1322. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0150.1
  1. Maggioni, V., H. J. Vergara, E. N. Anagnostou, J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, and D. Stampoulis, 2013: Investigating the applicability of error correction ensembles of satellite rainfall products in river flow simulations., J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1194-1211. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-074.1.
  1. Kirstetter, P.-E., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, M. Schwaller, W. Petersen, and J. Zhang, 2013: Comparison of TRMM 2A25 products, version 6 and version 7, with NOAA/NSSL ground radar-based National Mosaic QPE. J. Hydrometeor., 14, 661-669. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-030.1.
  1. Yong, B., L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, Y. Tian, G. J. Huffman, X. Chen, W. Wang, and Y. Wen, 2013: First evaluation of the climatological calibration algorithm in the real-time TMPA precipitation estimates over two basins at high and low latitudes, Wat. Resour. Res., 49, 2461-2472. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20246.
  1. Cao, Q., Y. Hong, Y. Qi, Y. Wen, J. Zhang, J. J. Gourley, and L. Liao, 2013: Empirical conversion of the vertical profile of reflectivity from Ku-band to S-band frequency, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 1814-1825. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50138.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Y. Hong, Z. L. Flamig, A. Arthur, R. A. Clark, M. Calianno, I. Ruin, T. Ortel, M. E. Wieczorek, E. Clark, P.-E. Kirstetter, and W. F. Krajewski, 2013: A unified flash flood database across the United States, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 799-805. doi:
  1. Cao, Q., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, Y. Qi, J. Zhang, Y. Wen, and P. E. Kirstetter, 2013: Statistical and physical analysis of the vertical structure of precipitation in mountainous west region of the United States using 11+ years of spaceborne observations from TRMM precipitation radar., J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 408-424. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-095.1.
  1. Zahraei, A., K-L. Hsu, S. Sorooshian, J. J. Gourley, Y. Hong, and A. Behrangi, 2013: Short-term quantitative precipitation forecasting using an object-based approach. J. Hydrol., 483, 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.052.
  1. Calianno, M., I. Ruin, and J. J. Gourley, 2013: Supplementing flash flood reports with impact classifications, J. Hydrol., 477, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.036.


  1. Ruin, I., C. Lutoff, L. Creton-Cazanave, S. Anquetin, M. Borga, S. Chardonnel, J-D. Creutin, J. Gourley, E. Gruntfest, S. Nobert, and J. Thielen, 2012: Towards a space-time framework for integrated water and society studies. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, ES89-ES91. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00226.1.
  1. Kirstetter, P.-E., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, S. Chen, Z. L. Flamig, J. Zhang, M. Schwaller, W. Petersen, and E. Amitai, 2012: Toward a framework for systematic error modeling of spaceborne precipitation radar with NOAA/NSSL ground radar-based National Mosaic QPE. J. Hydrometeor., 13, 1285-1300. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-0139.1
  1. Zahraei, A., K.-L. Hsu, S. Sorooshian, J. J. Gourley, V. Lakshmanan, Y. Hong, and T. Bellerby, 2012: Quantitative precipitation nowcasting: A Lagrangian pixel-based approach. Atmos. Res., 118, 418-434. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.07.001.
  1. Flamig, Z. L., E. N. Anagnostou, J. J. Gourley, and Y. Hong, 2012: Uncertainty estimation of deterministic river basin response simulations at gauged locations. IAHS Publ. 351, ISBN 978-1-907161-26-1, 556-561.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Z. L. Flamig, Y. Hong, and K. W. Howard, 2012: On the accuracy of the past, present, and future tools for flash flood prediction in the USA. IAHS Publ. 351, ISBN 978-1-907161-26-1, 435-440.
  1. Yong, B., Y. Hong, L.-L. Ren, J. J. Gourley, G. J. Huffman, X. Chen, W. Wang, and S. I. Khan, 2012: Assessment of evolving TRMM-based multisatellite real-time precipitation estimation methods and their impacts on hydrologic prediction in a high latitude basin, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D09108, 1-21, doi:10.1029/2011JD017069.
  1. Khan, S. I., Y. Hong, H. J. Vergara, J. J. Gourley, G. R. Brakenridge, T. De Groeve, Z. L. Flamig, F. S. Policelli, and B. Yong 2012: Microwave satellite data for hydrologic modeling in ungauged basins. IEEEGeo. Rem. Sens. Lett., 9, 663-667, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2177807.
  1. Liu, L., Y. Hong, J. E. Hocker, M. A. Shafer, L. M. Carter, J. J. Gourley, C. N. Bednarczyk, B. Yong, and P. Adhikari, 2012: Analyzing projected changes and trends of temperature and precipitation in the southern USA from 16 downscaled global climate models. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 109, 345-360, doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0567-9.
  1. Gourley, J. J., J. M. Erlingis, Y. Hong, and E. Wells, 2012: Evaluation of tools used for monitoring and forecasting flash floods in the United States. Wea. Forecasting, 27, 158-173, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-10-05043.1.
  1. Yong, B., L-L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, X. Chen, Y-J. Zhang, X-L. Yang, Z-X. Zhang, and W-G. Wang, 2012: A novel multiple flow direction algorithm for computing the topographic wetness index. Hydrol. Res., 43, 135-145, doi:10.2166/nh.2011.115.


  1. Kitzmiller, D., S. Van Cooten, F. Ding, K. Howard, C. Langston, J. Zhang, H. Moser, Y. Zhang, J. J. Gourley, D. Kim, D. Riley, 2011: Evolving multisensor precipitation estimation methods: Their impacts on flow prediction using a distributed hydrologic model., J. Hydrometeor., 12, 1414–1431, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-10-05038.1.
  1. Wang J., L. Li, H. Zhenchun, and J. J. Gourley, 2011: Stream guiding algorithm in deriving flow direction from DEM and location of main streams. IAHS Publ. 346, ISBN 978-1-907161-21-6, 198-205.
  1. Van Cooten, S., and co-authors, 2011: The CI-FLOW project: A system for total water level prediction from the summit to the sea. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92, 1427-1442, doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS3150.1..
  1. Nallapareddy, A., A. Shapiro, and J. J. Gourley, 2011: A climatology of nocturnal warming events associated with cold-frontal passages in Oklahoma. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 2042-2061, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-020.1.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Y. Hong, Z. L. Flamig, and J. Wang, H. Vergara, and E. N. Anagnostou, 2011: Hydrologic evaluation of rainfall estimates from radar, satellite, gauge, and combinations on Ft. Cobb basin, Oklahoma. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 973-988, doi: 10.1175/2011JHM1287.1.
  1. Wen, Y., Y. Hong, G. Zhang, T. J. Schuur, J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, K. R. Morris, and Q. Cao, 2011: Cross validation of spaceborne radar and ground polarimetric radar aided by polarimetric echo classification of hydrometeor types. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 1389-1402, doi: 10.1175/2011JAMC2622.1.
  1. Liao, Z., Y. Hong, D. Kirschbaum, R. Adler, J. J. Gourley, and R. Wooten, 2011: Evaluation of TRIGRS (Transient Rainfall Infiltration and Grid-based Regional Slope-Stability Analysis)’s predictive skill for hurricane-triggered landslides: A case study in Macon County, North Carolina. Nat. Hazards, 58, 325-339, doi: 10.1007/s11069-010-9670-y.
  1. Wang, J., Y. Hong, L. Li, J. J. Gourley, S. I. Khan, K. K. Yilmaz, R. F. Adler, F. S. Policelli, S. Habib, D. Irwin, A. S. Limaye, T. Korme, and L. Okello, 2011: The coupled routing and excess storage (CREST) distributed hydrological model. Hydrol. Sci. Journal, 56, 84-98, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2010.543087.
  1. Khan, S. I., Y. Hong, J. Wang, K. K. Yilmaz, J. J. Gourley, R. F. Adler, G. R. Brakenridge, F. Policelli, S. Habib, and D. Irwin, 2011: Satellite remote sensing and hydrological modeling for flood inundation mapping in Lake Victoria Basin: Implications for hydrologic prediction in ungauged basins.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49, 85-95, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2057513.


  1. Adhikari, P., Y. Hong, K. R. Douglas, D. B. Kirschbaum, J. J. Gourley, R. F. Adler, and G. R. Brakenridge, 2010: A digitized global flood inventory (1998-2008): Compilation and preliminary results. J. Natural Hazards, 55, 405-422, doi: 10.1007/s11069-010-9537-2.
  1. Wang, J., Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, P. Adhikari, L. Li, and F. Su, 2010: Quantitative assessment of climate change and human impacts on long-term hydrologic response: a case study in a sub-basin of the Yellow River, China. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 2130-2137, doi: 10.1002/joc.2023.
  1. Gourley, J. J., J. M. Erlingis, T. M. Smith, K. L. Ortega, and Y. Hong, 2010: Remote collection and analysis of witness reports on flash floods. J. Hydrol., 394, 53-62, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.05.
  1. Yong, B., L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. Wang, J. J. Gourley, S. Jiang, X. Chen, and W. Wang, 2010: Hydrologic evaluation of Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis standard precipitation products in basins beyond its inclined latitude band: A case study in Laohahe Basin, China.  Wat. Resour. Res., 46, W07542, doi:10.1029/2009WR008965.
  1. Gourley, J. J., S. E. Giangrande, Y. Hong, Z. L. Flamig, T. J. Schuur, and J. A. Vrugt, 2010: Impacts of polarimetric radar observations on hydrologic simulation. J. Hydrometeor., 11, 781–796.
  1. Gourley, J. J., Y. Hong, Y., Z. L. Flamig, L. Li, J. Wang, 2010: Inter-comparison of rainfall estimates from radar, satellite, gauge, and combinations for a season of record rainfall. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49,437-452.


  1. Gourley, J.J., D.P. Jorgensen, S.Y. Matrosov, and Z.L. Flamig, 2009: Evaluation of incremental improvements to quantitative precipitation estimates in complex terrain. J. Hydrometeor., 10, 1507-1520.
  1. Ortega, K.L., T.M. Smith, K.L. Manross, K.A. Scharfenberg, A. Witt, A.G. Kolodziej, and J.J. Gourley, 2009: The severe hazards analysis and verification experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1519-1530.
  1. Tabary, P., G. Vulpiani, J.J. Gourley, A.J. Illingworth, and O. Bousquet, 2009: Unusually high differential attenuation at C-band: Results from a two-year analysis of the French Trappes polarimetric radar data. J. Appl. Meteor. and Climat., 48, 2037–2053.
  1. Gourley, J.J., A.J. Illingworth, and P. Tabary, 2009: Absolute calibration of radar reflectivity using redundancy of the polarization observations and implied constraints on drop shapes. J. Atmo. and Ocean. Tech., 26, 689-703.


  1. Friedrich, K., U. Germann, J.J. Gourley, and P. Tabary, 2007: Effects of radar beam shielding on rainfall estimation for polarimetric C-band radar. J. Atmo. and Ocean. Tech., 24, 1839-1859.
  1. Gourley, J.J., P. Tabary, and J. Parent-du-Chatelet, 2007: A fuzzy logic algorithm for the separation of precipitating from non-precipitating echoes using polarimetric radar observations. J. Atmo. and Ocean. Tech., 24, 1439-1451.
  1. Gourley, J.J., P. Tabary, and J. Parent-du-Chatelet, 2007: Empirical estimation of attenuation from differential propagation phase measurements at C-band, J. Appl. Meteor. and Climat., 46, 306-317.


  1. Gourley, J.J., P. Tabary, and J. Parent-du-Chatelet, 2006: Data quality of the Meteo-France C-band polarimetric radar, J. Atmo. and Ocean. Tech., 23, 1340-1356.
  1. Gourley, J.J., and B.E. Vieux, 2006: A method for identifying sources of model uncertainty in rainfall-runoff simulations. J. Hydrology, 327, 68-80.


  1. Zhang, J., K. Howard, and J.J. Gourley, 2005: Constructing three-dimensional multiple radar reflectivity mosaics: Examples of convective storms and stratiform rain echoes. J. Atmo. and Ocean. Tech., 22, 30-42.
  1. Gourley, J.J. and B.E. Vieux, 2005: A method for evaluating the accuracy of quantitative precipitation estimates from a hydrologic modeling perspective. J. Hydrometeor., 6, 115-133.



  1. Gourley, J.J. and N. Dotzek, 2004: The effects of vertical air motions on radar estimates of rainfall. ERAD Publ. Ser. 2.
  1. Gourley, J.J., R. A. Maddox, and B.M. Clarke, 2004: A multisensor approach to partitioning convective from stratiform echoes. ERAD Publ. Ser. 2.


  1. Gourley, J.J. and C.M. Calvert, 2003: Automated detection of the bright band using WSR-88D radar data. Wea. Forecasting, 18, 585-599.
  1. Gourley, J.J. and B.E. Vieux, 2003: The effects of radar-derived rainfall uncertainties on forecasts from a distributed hydrologic model. Weather Radar Information and Distributed Hydrological Modelling, Intl. Assoc. of Hydro. Sci. Publ. no. 282, 130-137.




  1. Dotzek, N., J.J. Gourley, and T. Fehr, 2002: Vertical profiles of radar reflectivity and rain rate: Observational and modeling results. ERAD Publ. Ser. 1, 243-249.
  1. Maddox, R.A., J. Zhang, J.J. Gourley, and K.W. Howard, 2002: Weather radar coverage over the contiguous United States. Wea. Forecasting, 17, 927-934.
  1. Gourley, J.J., R.A. Maddox, D.W. Burgess, and K.W. Howard, 2002: An exploratory multisensor technique for quantitative estimation of stratiform rainfall. J. Hydrometeor., 3, 166-180.


  1. Maddox, R.A., D.S. Zaras, P.L. MacKeen, J.J. Gourley, R. Rabin, and K.W. Howard, 1999: Echo height measurements with the WSR-88D: Use of data from single versus two radars. Wea. Forecasting, 14, 455-460.
  1. Howard, K.W., J.J. Gourley, and R.A. Maddox, 1997: Uncertainties in WSR-88D measurements and their impacts on monitoring life cycles. Wea. Forecasting, 12, 167-174.