Refereed Publications


Núñez Ocasio KM, A Brammer, JL Evans, GS Young, and ZL Moon (2021). Favorable Monsoon Environment over Eastern Africa for Subsequent Tropical Cyclogenesis of African Easterly Waves. Journal of the Atmospheric Science 78(9), 2911-2925, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0339.1.

White, L., 2021. Approaches to Mesoscale Pressure Patterns from Mobile Data Platforms. Environmental Sciences Proceedings8(1), p.46.

Carroll, B; B. Demoz, D. Turner, R. Delgado (2021): Lidar observations of a mesoscale moisture transport event impacting convection and comparison to the Rapid Refresh models. Monthly Weather Review (Impact Factor: 3.435 – 2019).

Min, L., Fitzjarrald, D. R., Du, Y., Rose, B. E. J., Hong, J., & Min, Q. (2021). Exploring sources of surface bias in HRRR using New York State Mesonet. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2021JD034989.

Creamean, J. M., Ceniceros, J. E., Newman, L., Pace, A. D., Hill, T. C., DeMott, P. J. and Rhodes, M. E., 2021. Evaluating the potential for Haloarchaea to serve as ice nucleating particles. Biogeosciences, 18(12), pp.3751-3762.

Herrera-Molina, E., Gill, T.E., Ibarra-Mejia, G. and Jeon, S., 2021. Associations between Dust Exposure and Hospitalizations in El Paso, Texas, USA. Atmosphere12(11), p.1413.

Green, A., Gopalakrishnan, S.G., Alaka, G.J. and Chiao, S., 2021. Understanding the Role of Mean and Eddy Momentum Transport in the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Irma (2017) and Hurricane Michael (2018). Atmosphere, 12(4), p.492.

Kholodovsky, V. and Liang, X.Z., 2021. A generalized Spatio-Temporal Threshold Clustering method for identification of extreme event patterns. Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography, 7(1), pp.35-52.

Tangborn,A., Belay Demoz, Brian J. Carroll, Joseph Santanello, and Jeffrey L. Anderson Assimilation of lidar planetary boundary layer height observations Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1099–1110, 2021

Patel, Mohin, Sen Chiao, and Qian Tan. 2021. “An Observational Study of Aerosols and Tropical Cyclones over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean Basin for Recent Hurricane Seasons” Atmosphere 12, no. 8: 1036.

Butterworth, B.J., Desai, A.R., Metzger, S., Townsend, P.A., Schwartz, M.D., Petty, G.W., Mauder, M., Vogelmann, H., Andresen, C.G., Augustine, T.J., Bertram, T.H., Brown, W.O.J., Buban, N., Cleary, P., Durden, D.J., Florian, C.R., Iglinski, T.J., Kruger E. L., Lantz, K. Lee, T.R., Meyers, T.P., Mineau J. K., Olson E. R., Oncley, S.P., Paleri S., Pertzborn R. A., Pettersen, C., Plummer, D.M, Riihimaki, L.D., Guzman, E.R., Sedlar, J., Smith, E.N., Speidel, J., Stoy, P.C., Sühring, M., Thom, J.E., Turner, D.D., Vermeuel, M.P., Wagner, T.J., Wang, Z., Wanner, L., White, L.D., Wilczak, J.M., Wright, D.B., and Zheng, T., 2021. Connecting Land–Atmosphere Interactions to Surface Heterogeneity in CHEESEHEAD19. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society102(2), pp.E421-E445,  


Bingkun Luo, Peter J. Minnett, Malgorzata Szczodrak, Nicholas R. Nalli, and Vernon R. Morris (2020) Accuracy assessment of MERRA-2 and ERA-Interim temperature and humidity profiles over the Atlantic Ocean using AEROSE observations.  J. Clim. (Impact Factor: 5.707 – 2019), 33, 6889–6909,

Caicedo, V., R. Delgado, R. Sakai, T. Knepp, D. Williams, K. Cavender, B. Lefer, and J. Szykman (2020). An automated common algorithm for planetary boundary layer retrievals using aerosol lidars in support of the U.S. EPA Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations Program. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. (Impact Factor: 1.952 -2019), doi:

Hamilton, Holly L., Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, George S. Young, Jenni L. Evans, and Jose D. Fuentes, 2020: Topographic influence on the African Easterly Jet and African Easterly Wave energetics. J. Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) 125, e2019JD032138.

Ichoku, C. (2020). African biomass burning and its atmospheric impacts. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Oxford University Press. doi:

Karle, N. N.; S. Mahmud.; R. K. Sakai; R. M. Fitzgerald; V. R. Morris; W. R. Stockwell (2020). Investigation of the Successive Ozone Episodes in the El Paso–Juarez Region in the Summer of 2017. Atmosphere, 11, 532.

Li, Y., Tong, D. Q., Ngan, F., Cohen, M. D., Stein, A. F., Kondragunta, S., Zhang, X., Ichoku, C., Hyer, E. J. and Kahn, R. A. (2020), Ensemble PM2.5 Forecasting during the 2018 Camp Fire Event Using the HYSPLIT Transport and Dispersion Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (Impact Factor: 3.821- 2019), 125(e2020JD032768)

Lopez-Coto, I., M. Hicks, A. Karion, R. K. Sakai, B. Demoz, K. Prasad, and J. Whetstone (2020). Assessment of Planetary Boundary Layer parametrizations and urban heat island comparison: Impacts and implications for tracer transport. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. (Impact Factor: 2.506 -2019), doi:

Mahmud, S., Karle, N. N., Fitzgerald, R. M., Lu, D., Nalli, N. R. and Stockwell, W. R. (2020). Intercomparison of Sonde, WRF/CAMx and Satellite Sounder Profile Data for the Paso Del Norte Region. Aerosol Science and Engineering, 4(4), pp.277-292. [2020 Impact Factor N/A] 

Mainhart, M., Pasken, R.W., Chiao, S., Roark, M. (2020). Surface Mesovortices in relation to the Urban Heat Island Effect over the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area. Urban Climate, 31, 100580.

Moon, Z., J. D. Fuentes, R. M. Staebler, September 2020: Impacts of Spectrally Resolved Irradiance on Photolysis Frequency Calculations within a Forest Canopy, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108012

Núñez Ocasio, K. M., J. L. Evans, and G. S. Young (2020): A Wave-Relative Framework Analysis of AEW-MCS Interactions Leading to Tropical Cyclogenesis, Monthly Weather Review 148, 4657-4671, DOI:  [2020 Impact Factor = 3.435] 

Núñez Ocasio, K. M., J. L. Evans, and G. S. Young, 2020: Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems that are Potential Candidates for Tropical Cyclogenesis, Mon. Wea. Rev., 148, 655-669, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0070.1

Pan, X., Ichoku, C., Chin, M., Bian, H., Darmenov, A., Colarco, P., Ellison, L., Kucsera, T., da Silva, A., Wang, J. and Oda, T., 2020. Six global biomass burning emission datasets: intercomparison and application in one global aerosol model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics20(2), pp.969-994.

Polanco, J., Manuel Ramos, Rosa M. Fitzgerald, William R. Stockwell (2020). “An Improved Method for Optical Characterization of Mineral Dust and Soot Particles in the El Paso-Juárez Airshed”, Atmosphere (Impact Factor: 2.397 – 2019), 11, 866; doi:10.3390/atmos11080866.

Remer, L.A., Levy, R.C., Mattoo, S., Tanré, D., Gupta, P., Shi, Y., Sawyer, V., Munchak, L.A., Zhou, Y., Kim, M., Ichoku, C., Patadia, F., Li, R.-R., Gassó, S., Kleidman, R. G., and Holben, B. N. (2020) The Dark Target Algorithm for Observing the Global Aerosol System: Past, Present, and Future. Remote Sensing12(18), p.2900. [2020 Impact Factor = 4.509].

Sanders, S., T. Adams, and E.  Joseph (2020).  “Severe Weather Forecasts and Public Perceptions: An Analysis of the 2011 Super Outbreak in Tuscaloosa, Alabama,” Weather, Climate, and Society (Impact Factor: 1.958 – 2019), 12, 473; DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0090.1

Sloan, V., Haacker, R., White, L., and Morris, V. (2020) Developing an Anti-Racist REU, in GEO REU Handbook: Chapter 8: A Guide for Running Inclusive and Engaging Geoscience Research Internship Programs (1st ed.). Sloan, V., & Haacker, R. (Eds.). doi:10.5065/ycba-qw42. 

Tangborn, A., B. Demoz, B. Carroll , J. Santanello and J.  Anderson (2020): Assimilation of lidar planetary boundary layer height observations. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (Impact factor: 3.668 – 2019), In Press.

Waters, S.M., Purdue, S.K., DeLeon, N., Armstrong, R.A., and Detres, Y. (2020)  Metagenomic Investigation of African Dust Events in the Caribbean. FEMS Microbiology Letters (Impact Factor: 1.997 – 2019). DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnaa051

White, L., (2020) “Use of Mobile Measurements to Investigate Frontal Structures in Mississippi”, J. Miss. Acad. Sci. (Impact Factor: 0.40 – Researchgate), 65, 170-182.

White, L. and D. Lu, (2020) “Multi-Scale Transects of Three North American Drylines”, Atmosphere (Impact Factor: 2.397 – 2019), 11, 854, doi:10.3390/atmos11080854.

Yin, B., Min, Q., Morgan, E., Yang, Y., Marshak, A., and Davis, A. B. (2020) Cloud top pressure retrieval with DSCOVR-EPIC oxygen A and B bands observation, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. (Impact factor: 3.668 -2020),, 2020.

Yin, B., Min, Q., Morgan, E., Yang, Y., Marshak, A., and Davis, A. B.: Cloud top pressure retrieval with DSCOVR-EPIC oxygen A and B bands observation, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.,, 2020.


Armstrong, R.A., O. Pizarro, C. Roman. 2019.  Underwater Robotic Technology for Imaging Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. In: Loya, Y., Puglise, K. and Bridge T. (Eds.). Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World. Springer.

Carroll, B. J., Demoz, B. B., Delgado, R. (2019). An Overview of Low-Level Jet Winds and Corresponding Mixed Layer Depths During PECAN. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(16), 9141–9160.

Creamean, J.M., Cross, J.N., Pickart, R., McRaven, L., Lin, P., Pacini, A., Hanlon, R., Schmale, D.G., Ceniceros, J., Aydell, T., and Colombi, N., 2019. Ice nucleating particles carried from below a phytoplankton bloom to the Arctic atmosphere. Geophysical Research Letters 46(14):8572-8581.

Dirksen, R. J., Bodeker, G. E., Thorne, P. W., Merlone, A., Reale, T., Wang, J., Hurst, D. F., Demoz, B. B., Gardiner, T. D., Ingleby, B., Sommer, M., von Rohden, C., and Leblanc, T.: Progress in managing the transition from the RS92 to the Vaisala RS41 as the operational radiosonde within the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst. Discuss.,, in review, 2019.

Dreessen, J., D. Orozco, J. Boyle, J. Szymborski, P. Lee, A. Flores, and R. K. Sakai, 2019. Observed ozone over the Chesapeake Bay land-water interface: The Hart-Miller Island Pilot Project.  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 69:11, 1312-1330, DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2019.1668497.

Garcia-Moliner, G., R.A. Armstrong and M.J. Cerame Vivas. 2019. Essential Fish Habitats of the Deep – Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Published by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, NOAA. 195 pages.

Hicks, M; D. Atkinson, K. Vermeesch, B. Demoz (2019): Intercomparison of Mixing Layer Heights from the National Weather Service Ceilometer Test Sites and Collocated Radiosondes” (JTECH-D-18-0058) Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 36, 129-137, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0058.1

Huang, Y., Kok, J.F., Martin, R.L., Swet, N., Katra, I., Gill, T.E., Reynolds, R.L., and Freire, L.S., 2019. Fine dust emissions from active sands at coastal Oceano Dunes, California. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19:2947-2964.

Liu, C.N.; Chiao, S.; Ryoo, J.-M. Asian Long-Range Transport in Relation to Atmospheric Rivers in Northern California. Atmosphere 201910, 313.

Núñez Ocasio, Kelly M., Jenni L. Evans, and George S. Young, 2019: Tracking mesoscale convective systems that are potential candidates for tropical cyclogenesis. Monthly Weather Review, 148, 655–669,

Rivas, J.A., Schröder, T., Gill, T.E., Wallace, R.L. and Walsh, E.J., 2019. Anemochory of diapausing stages of microinvertebrates in North American drylands. Freshwater Biology 64: 1303-1314.

Shen, S.S.P, 2019: A representativeness assessment of the Angell–Korshover 63-station network sampling based on reanalysis temperature data. Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis, DOI: 10.1142/S2424922X19500013.

Shen, S. S. P., and R. C. J. Somerville, 2019: Climate Mathematics: Theory and Applications, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 391pp. ISBN: 9781108693882. DOI: 10.1017/9781108693882.

Stewart, D.R., E. Saunders, R. Perea, R. Fitzgerald, D.E. Campbell, W.R. Stockwell, Projected Changes in Particulate Matter Concentrations in the South Coast Air Basin Due to Basin-Wide Reductions in Nitrogen Oxides, Volatile Organic Compounds and Ammonia Emissions, J. Air Waste Manage. Assoc., 69, 192–208, 2019. doi: 10.1080/10962247.2018.1531795.

Stockwell, W.R., E. Saunders, W.S. Goliff, and R.M. Fitzgerald, A Perspective on the Development of Gas-phase Chemical Mechanisms for Eulerian Air Quality Models, J. Air Waste Manage. Assoc., 70, n.1, pp.44-70, Dec. 2019, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2019.1694605.

Wood, J., E. Sadler, N. Fox, S. Greer, L. Gu, P. Guinan, A. Lupo, P. Market, S. Rochette, A. Speck, and L. White, 2019: Land-atmosphere responses toa total solar eclipse in three ecosystems with contrasting structure and physiology. J. Geophys. Res., 124, 530-543,


Abdullah, W., R. Reddy, C. Buttler and W. Walters, 2018: Utilizing Bayesian Neural Networks to Model the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface, J. of Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Vol 63, July/October 2018, No. 3-4, PP 338-34

Lammlein, L.J., and S. S. P. Shen, 2018: A multivariate regression reconstruction of the quasi-global annual precipitation on 1-degree grid from 1900 to 2015, Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis, DOI: 10.1142/S2424922X18500080

Medina, R., W. Stockwell and R. M. Fitzgerald, “Optical Characterization of Mineral Dust and Soot Particles in the El Paso-Juarez Airshed”, Journal of Aerosol Science and Engineering, vol. 2, n.1, 11-19, 2018 DOI 10.1007/s41810-017-0019-8, Feb., 2018.

Nalli, N., A. Gambacorta, Q. Liu. C. Barnet, C. Tan, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, T. Reale, B.  Sun, M. Wilson, L. Borg, and V. Morris. Validation of Atmospheric Profile Retrievals from the SNPP NOAA-Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System 1. Temperature and Moisture, IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56, 1, 180 Jan 2018

Nalli, N., A. Gambacorta, Q. Liu. C. Barnet, C. Tan, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, T. Reale, B.  Sun, M. Wilson, L. Borg, and V. Morris. Validation of Atmospheric Profile Retrievals from the SNPP NOAA-Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System. Part 2: Ozone, IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56, 1, 598 Jan 2018.

Reddy, R.S., D. Lu, M. Fadavi, P. Tchounwou, & P. Chigbu, Environmental Modeling and Prediction for Climate and Seasonal Fluctuations over Grand Bay of Gulf of Mexico. 2018, J. of Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Vol. 63, No 3-4, 344-352.

Rivas, J. A., Mohl, J. E., Van Pelt, R. S., Leung, M. Y., Wallace, R. L., Gill, T. E. and Walsh, E. J., 2018. Evidence for regional aeolian transport of freshwater micrometazoans in arid regions. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 3:320-330.

Roman, M., Z. Wang, Q. Sun, V. Kalb, S.D. Miller, A.L. Molthan, L.A. Schultz, J.R. Bell, E. Stokes, K. Seto, B. Pandey, D.K. Hall, T. Oda, R.E. Wolfe, G. Lin, N. Golpayegani, S. Devadiga, C.C. Davidson, S. Sarkar, C. Praderas, J. Schmaltz, R.A. Boller, J. Stevens, O.M. Ramos, E. Padilla, J. Alonso, Y. Detres, R. Armstrong, I. Miranda, Y. Conte, N. Marrero, K. MacManus, T. Esch, E.J. Masuoka. 2018. NASA’s Black Marble Standard Product Suite. Remote Sensing of Environment 210,113-143.

Vereecken, L., B. Aumont, I. Barnes, J.W. Bozzelli, M.J. Goldman, W.H. Green, S. Madronich, M.R. McGillen, A. Mellouki, J.J. Orlando, B. Picquet-Varrault, A.R. Rickard, W.R. Stockwell, T.J. Wallington and W.P.L. Carter, Perspective on Mechanism Development and Structure-Activity Relationships for Gas-phase Atmospheric Chemistry, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 50, 435–469, 2018 doi: 10.1002/kin.21172.

Wei, J., Z. Lee, R. Garcia, L. Zoffoli, R.A. Armstrong, Z. Shang, P. Sheldon, and R. Chen. 2018. An assessment of Landsat 8 atmospheric correction schemes and remote sensing reflectance products in coral reefs and coastal turbid waters. Remote Sensing of Environment 215, 18-32.

White, L. and M. Koziara, 2018: “Surface thermodynamic gradients associated with Gulf of Mexico sea-breeze fronts”, Advances in Meteorology, 2018, 2601346,


Gaston, C.J., Pratt, K.A., Suski, K.J., May, N.W., Gill, T.E. and Prather, K.A., 2017. Laboratory studies of the cloud droplet activation properties and corresponding chemistry of saline playa dust. Environmental Science & Technology 51:1348-1356.

Hamilton, Holly L., George S. Young, Jenni L. Evans, Jose D. Fuentes and Kelly M. Núñez Ocasio, 2017: The relationship between the Guinea Highlands and the West African Offshore Rainfall Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters44, 1158–1166, doi:10.1002/2016GL071170.

Hand, J.L., Gill, T.E., and Schichtel, B.A., 2017. Spatial and seasonal variability in fine mineral dust and coarse aerosol mass at remote sites across the United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122:3080-3097.

Ji, P., X. Yuan, X.-Z. Liang, 2017: Do lateral flows matter for the hyperresolution land surface modeling? Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 12,077–12,092.

Kim D., M. Chin, T. Diehl, H. Bian, L. A. Remer, H. Yu, M. E. Brown and W.R. Stockwell. The Role of Surface Wind and Vegetation Cover in Multi-Decadal Variations of Dust Emission in the Sahara and Sahel, Atmos. Environ., 148, 282–296, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.10.051

Klose, M., Gill, T.E., Webb, N.P. and Van Zee, J.W., 2017. Field sampling of loose erodible material: A new system to consider the full particle-size spectrum. Aeolian Research 28: 83-90.

Li, S., E. Joseph, Q. Min, B. Yin, R. Sakai, and M. K. Payne, 2017.  Remote sensing of PM2.5 during cloudy and nighttime periods using ceilometer backscatter.  Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2093–2104.

Nalli, N., C. D. Barnet, T. Reale, Q. Liu, V. R. Morris, J. R. Spackman, E. Joseph, C. Tan, B. Sun, F. Tilley, L. R. Lueng, and D. Wolfe. Tropospheric Moisture Transport Regimes: Saharan Air Layers, Hadley Cells, and Atmospheric Rivers, Journal of Hydrometeorology Published online at:, 2017.

Pierret, J., and S. S. P. Shen, 2017: 4D visual delivery of big climate data: A fast web database application system. Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis, 9, DOI: 10.1142/S2424922X17500061. (24 journal pages).

Qiao, F., and X.-Z. Liang, 2017: Effects of cumulus parameterization closures on simulations of summer precipitation over the continental United States. Climate Dynamics, 49, 225–247, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3338-6.

Shen, S.S.P., G. Behm, T.Y. Song, and T.D. Qu, 2017: A dynamically consistent reconstruction of ocean temperature, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0133.1.

Smith, T. M., S. S. P. Shen, and R. Ferraro, 2017: Super-ensemble statistical forecasting of monthly precipitation over the contiguous US, with improvements from ocean-area precipitation predictors, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17: 2699-2711. DOI:

Stewart, D.R., E. Saunders, R.A. Perea, R. Fitzgerald, D.E. Campbell and W.R. Stockwell, Linking Air Quality and Human Health Effects Models: An Application to the Los Angeles Air Basin, Environmental Health Insights, 11, 1–13, 2017. doi: 10.1177/1178630217737551

Tong, D.Q., Wang, J.X., Gill, T.E., Lei, H. and Wang, B., 2017. Intensified dust storm activity and Valley fever infection in the southwestern United States. Geophysical Research Letters 44:4304-4312.