Satellite Remote Sensing: Publications

Satellite Remote Sensing Publications


  • Wick, G.A., T.F. Hock, P.J. Neiman, H. Vomel, M.L.Black, and J.R. Spackman, 2018: The NCAR/NOAA Global Hawk Dropsonde System. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 35, 1585-1604, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0225.1
  • Shields, C.A., J.J. Rutz, L.-Y. Leung, F.M. Ralph, M. Wehner,...,G.A. Wick, et al., 2018: Atmospheric river tracking method intercomparison project (ARTMIP): project goals and experimental design. Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2455-2474, doi:10.5194/gmd-11-2445-2018


  • Dole, R.M.,J.R. Spackman, M. Newman, G.P. Compo, ..., D.L. Jackson,..., G.A. Wick, et al., 2017: Advancing Science and Services during the 2015-16 El Nino: The NOAA El Nino Rapid Response Field Campaign. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 975-1001. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0219.1
  • Maturi, E., A. Harris, J. Mittaz, J. Sapper, G. Wick, X. Zhu, P. Dash, and P. Konder, 2017: A new high-resolution sea surface temperature blended analysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 1015-1026, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00002.1
  • Castro, S.L., W.J. Emery, G.A. Wick, and W. Tandy, 2017: Submesoscale sea surface temperature variability from UAV and satellite measurements. Remote Sens., 9(11), 1089, doi:10.3390/rs9111089
  • Ralph, F.M., F. Iacobellis, P.J. Neiman, J.M. Cordeira, J.R. Spackman, D.E. Waliser, G.A. Wick, A.B. White, and C.W. Fairall, 2017: Dropsonde observations of total integrated water vapor transport within North Pacific atmospheric rivers. J. Hydrometeor.,18,2577-2596. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0036.1


  • Castro, S.L., G.A. Wick, and M. Steele, 2016: Validation of satellite sea surface temperature analyses in the Beaufort Sea using UpTempO buoys. Remote Sens. Environ., 187, 458-475, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.035.
  • Jackson, D.L., M. Hughes, and G.A. Wick, 2016: Evaluation of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the U.S. west coast in reanalysis data sets, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 2705-2718, doi:10.1002/2015JD024412.
  • Mahoney, K.M. D.L. Jackson, P.J. Neiman, M. Hughes, L.S. Darby, G.A. Wick, A.B. White, E.M. Sukovich, and R. Cifelli, 2016: Understanding the role of atmospheric rivers in heavy precipitaiton in the southeast United States, Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1617-1632, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0279-1.
  • Neiman, P.J., B.J. Moore, A.B. Whte, G.A. Wick, J. Aikens, D.L. Jackson, J.R. Spackman and F.M Ralph, 2016: An airborne and ground-based study of a long-lived and intense atmopsheric river with mesoscale frontal waves impacting California during CalWater-2014. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1115-1144, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0319.1.


  • Jin, X., L.Yu, D.L. Jackson, and G.A, Wick, 2015: An improved near-surface specific humidity and air temperature climatology for the SSM/I satellite period. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 32, 412-433, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00080.1.


  • Castro, S.L, G.A. Wick, and J.J. Buck, 2014: Comparison of diurnal warming estimates from unpumped Ago data and SEVIRI satellite observations. Remote Sens. Environ., 140, 789-799, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.042.
  • Intieri, J.M., G. de Boer, M.D. Shupe, J.R. Spackman, J. Wang, P.J. Neiman, G.A. Wick, T.F. Hock, and R.E. Hood, 2014: Global Hawk dropsonde observations of the Artic atmosphere obtained during the Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers (WISPAR) field campaign. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3917-3926, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3917-2014.
  • Jackson. D.L. and G.A. Wick, 2014: Propagation of uncertainty analysis of CO2 transfer velocities derived from the COARE gas transfer model using satellite inputs. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1828-1842, doi:10.1002/2013JC009271.
  • Neiman, P.J., G.A. Wick, B.J. Moore, F.M. Ralph, J.R. Spackman, and B. Ward, 2014: An airborne study of an atmospheric river over the subtropical pacific during WISPAR: Dropsonde budget-box diagnostics and precipitation impacts in Hawaii. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 3199-3223, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00383.1.
  • Ralph, F.M., M.D. Dettinger, ..., and G.A. Wick, 2014: A vision of future observations for western U.S. extreme precipitation and flooding. J. Contemp. Water Res. Ed., 153, 16-32.
  • Gastineau G., B.J. Soden, D.L. Jackson, and C.W. O'Dell, 2014: Satellite-based reconstruction of the tropical oceanic clear-sky outgoing longwave radiation and comparison with climate models. J. Climate, 27, 941-957, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00047-1.


  • Bourrassa, M.A., S.T. Gille, ..., G.A. Wick, 2013: High-latitude ocean and sea ice surface fluxes: Challenges for climate research. Bull. Am. Meteror. Soc.,94, 403-423, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00244.1.
  • Kim, J., D.E. Waliser, P.J. Neiman, B. Guan, J.-M. Ryoo, and G.A. Wick, 2013: Effects of atmospheric river landfalls on the cold season precipitation in California. Clim. Dyn., 40, 465-474, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1322-3.
  • Scanlon, B.D., G.A. Wick, and B. Ward, 2013: Near-surface diurnal warming simulations: validation with high resolution profile measurements. Ocean Sci. , 9, 977-986, doi10.5194/os-9-977-2013.
  • Wick, G.A., P.J. Neiman, and F.M. Ralph, 2013: Description and validation of an automated objective technique for identification and characterization of the integrated water vapor signature of atmospheric rivers. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 51, 2166-2176, doi:10.1109/tgrs.2012.2211024.
  • Wick, G.A., P.J. Neiman, F.M. Ralph, and T.M. Hamill, 2013: Evaluation of forecasts of the water vapor signature of atmospheric rivers in operational numerical weather prediction models. Wea. Forecasting,28, 1337-1352, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-13-00025.1.


  • Castro, S.L., G.A. Wick, and W.J. Emery, 2012: Evaluation of the relative performance of sea surface temperature measurements from different types of drifting and moored buoys using satellite-derived reference products. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C02029, doi:10.1029/2011JC007472.
  • Smith, S., M.A. Bourassa, and D.L. Jackson, 2012: Supporting satellite research with data collected by vessels - Automated meteorological sampling from SAMOS project gathers data required to test satellite algorithms, validate products. Sea Technology , 53, 21-24. ISSN: 0093-3651.
  • Jackson, D.L., G.A. Wick, and J.E. Hare, 2012: A comparison of satellite-derived carbon dioxide transfer velocities from a physically-based model with GasEx cruise observtions. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C00F13, doi:10.1029/2011JC007329.
  • Thomas, R.M., K. Lehmann, H. Nguyen, D.L. Jackson, D. Wolfe, and V. Ramanathan, 2012: Measurment of turbulent water vapor fluxes using a lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle system, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5,243-247, doi:10.5194/amt-5-243-2012.


  • Neiman, P.J., L.J. Schick, F.M. Ralph, M. Hughes, and G.A. Wick, 2011: Flooding in western Washington: The connection to atmospheric rivers. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 1337-1358, doi:10.1175/2011JHM1358.1
  • Ma, Z., Y-H. Kuo, F.M. Ralph, P.J. Neiman, G.A. Wick, E. Sukovich, and B. Wang, 2001: Assimilation of GPS radio occultation data for an intense atmospheric rive with the NCEP regional GSI system. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 2170-2813, doi:10.1175/2011MWR3342.1


  • Jackson, D.L. and G. A. Wick, 2010: Near-surface air temperature retrieval derived from AMSU-A and sea surface temperature observations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 27, 1769-1776.
  • Bourassa, M.A., S.T. Gille, D.L. Jackson, J.B. Roberts, and G.A. Wick, 2010: Ocean winds and turbulent air-sea fluxes inferred from remote sensing. Oceanography, 23, 36-51.
  • Roberts, J.B., C.A. Clayson, F.R. Robertson, and D.L. Jackson, 2010: Predicting near-surface characteristics from SSM/I using neural networks with a first guess appoach. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D19113, doi:10.1029/2009JD013099.
  • Castro, S. L., G. A. Wick, P. J. Minnett, A. T. Jessup, and W. J. Emery, 2010: The impact of measurement uncertainty and spatial variability on the accuracy of skin and subsurface regression-based sea surface temperature algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.06.003.


  • Jackson, D.L., G.A. Wick, and F.R. Robertson, 2009: Improved multi-sensor approach to satellite-derived near-surface specific humidity observations. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D16303, doi:10.1029/2008JD001341.
  • Godin, O. A., V. G. Irisov, R. R. Leben, B. D. Hamlington, and G. A. Wick, 2009: Variations in sea surface roughness induced by the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman tsunami. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1135-1147.


  • Wick, G. A., Y.-H. Kuo, F. M. Ralph, T.-K. Wee, and P. J. Neiman, 2008: Intercomparison of integrated water vapor retrievals from SSM/I and COSMIC. Geophys. Res. Let., 35, L21805, doi:10.1029/2008GL035126.
  • Buehler, S.A. M. Kuvatov, V.O. John, M. Milz, B.J. Soden, D.L. Jackson, and J. Notholt, 2008: An upper tropospheric humidity data set from operational satellite microwave data. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D141110, doi:10.1029/2007JD009314.
  • Castro, S.L., G.A. Wick, D.L. Jackson and W.J. Emery, 2008: Error characterization of infrared and microwave satellite sea surface temperature products for merging and analysis, J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, 113, C03010, doi:10.1029/2006JC003829.
  • Neiman, P. J., F. M. Ralph, G. A. Wick, Y.-H. Kuo, T.-K. Wee, Z. Ma, G. H. Taylor, and M. D. Dettinger, 2008: Diagnosis of an intense atmospheric river impacting the Pacific Northwest: Storm summary and offshore vertical structure observed with COSMIC satellite retrievals. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4398-4420.
  • Stankov, B. B., A. J. Gasiewski, D. Cline, B. L. Weber, G. A. Wick, and M. Klein, 2008: High-resolution airborne polarimetric microwave imaging of snow cover during the NASA Cold Lands Processes Experiment (CLPX). IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46, 3672-3693.
  • Neiman, P. J., F. M. Ralph, G. A. Wick, J. D. Lundquist, and M. D. Dettinger, 2008: Meteorological Characteristics and Overland Precipitation Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers Affecting the West Coast of North America based on Eight Years of SSM/I Satellite Observations. J. Hydrometeorology, 9, 22-47.


  • Jackson, D.L. and B.J. Soden, 2007: Detection and correction of orbital drift on spectral radiances from HIRS/2 observations, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 24,1425-1438.
  • Donlon C. J. et al., 2007: The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Project (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88, 1197-1213.
  • Emery, W.J. and G.A. Wick, 2007: Foreward to the special issue on the 2006 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): "Remote sensing - A natural-global partnership", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45(10), 3003-3004, 10.1109/tgrs.2007.905970.


  • Jackson, D.L., G.A. Wick, and J.J. Bates, 2006: Near-surface retrieval of air temperature and specific humidity using multisensor microwave satellite observations,J. Geophys. Res.,111,D10306, doi:10.1029/2005JD006431.
  • Ralph F.M., P.J. Neiman, G.A. Wick, S.I. Gutman, M. D. Dettinger, D.R. Cayan, A.B. White, 2006: Flooding on California's Russian River: Role of atmospheric rivers, Geophys. Res. Let., 33, L13801,doi:10.1029/2006GL026689.
  • Zuidema, P., B. Mapes, J. Lin, C. Fairall, and G. Wick, 2006: The interaction of clouds and dry air in the eastern tropical pacific, J. Climate, 19,4531-4544.


  • Huang, X., B.J. Soden, and D.L. Jackson, 2005: Interannual co-variability of tropical temperature and humidity: a comparison of model, reanalysis data and satellite observations, Geophys. Res. Let., 32,L17808, doi:10.1029/2005GL023375.
  • Neiman, P. J., B. E. Martner, A. B. White, G. A. Wick,, F. M. Ralph, and D. E. Kingsmill, 2005: Wintertime nonbrightband rain in California and Oregon during CALJET and PACJET: Geographic, interannual, and synoptic variability. Monthly Weather Review, 133, 1199-1223.
  • Smith, D. F., A. J. Gasiewski, D. L. Jackson, and G. A. Wick, 2005: Spatial scales of tropical precipitation inferred from TRMM Microwave Imager data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 43,1542-1551.
  • Soden, B.J, D.L. Jackson, X. Huang, V. Ramaswamy, and M.D. Schwazrzkopf, 2005: The radiative signature of upper tropospheric moistening, Science,doi:10.1126/science.1115602.
  • Wick, G. A., J. C. Ohlmann, C. W. Fairall, and A. T. Jessup, 2005: Improved oceanic cool skin corrections using a refined solar penetration model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35,1986-1996.
  • Wylie, D.P., D.L. Jackson, W.P. Menzel, and J.J. Bates, 2005: Trends in global cloud cover in 22 years of HIRS observations. J. Climate, 18,3021-3031.


  • Curry, J. A., A. Bentamy, A Bourassa, D. Bourras, E.F. Bradley, M. Brunke, S. Castro, S.H. Chou, C.A. Clayson, W.J. Emery, L. Eymard, C.W. Fairall, M. Kubota, B. Lin, W. Perrie, R.A. Reeder, I.A. Renfrew, W.B. Rossow, J. Schulz, S.R. Smith, P.J. Webster, G.A. Wick, and X. Zeng, 2004: SEAFLUX. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 409-424.
  • Kollias, P. C. W. Fairall, P. Zuidema, J. Tomlinson, and G. A. Wick, 2004: Observations of Marine Stratocumulus in SE Pacific during the PACS 2003 cruise. Geophys. Res. Let., 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL020751.
  • Ralph, F. M., P. J. Neiman, and G. A. Wick, 2004: Satellite and CALJET aircraft observations of atmospheric rivers over the eastern north Pacific Ocean during the winter of 1997/98. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 1721-1745.


  • Castro, S. L., G. A. Wick, and W. J. Emery, 2003: Further refinements to models for the bulk-skin sea surface temperature difference. J. Geophys. Res. 108(C12), doi:10.1029/2002JC001641.


  • Wick, G. A., J. J. Bates, and D. J. Scott, 2002: Satellite and skin layer effects on the accuracy of sea surface temperature measurements from the GOES Satellites. J. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 19, 1834-1848.


  • Bates, J.J., and D.L. Jackson, 2001: Trends in upper tropospheric humidity. Geophys. Res. Let., 28, 1695-1698.
  • Bates, J.J., D.L. Jackson, F.-M. Breon, and Z. Bergen, 2001: Variability of the upper tropospheric humidity. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 32271-32282.
  • Emery, W. J., Castro, S., Wick, G. A., Schluessel P., and Donlon, C., 2001: Estimating sea surface temperature from infrared satellite and in situ temperature data. Bull. Amer. Meteo. Soc., 82, 2773-2784.
  • Garand, L., D.S. Turner, M. Larocque, J. Bates, S. Boukabaru, P. Brunel, F. Chevallier, G. Deblonde, R. Engelen, M. Hollingshead, D. Jackson, G. Jedlovec, J. Joiner, T. Kleespies, D.S. McKague, L. McMillin, J.-L. Moncet, J.R. Pardo, P.J. Rayer, E. Salathe, R. Saunders, N.A. Scott, P. Van Delst, and H. Woolf, 2001: Radiance and Jacobian intercomparison of radiative transfer models applied to HIRS and AMSU channels. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24017-24031.
  • Jackson, D.L., and J.J. Bates 2001: Upper tropospheric humidity algorithm assessment. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 32259-32270.


  • Breon, F.-M., D.L. Jackson, and J.J. Bates, 2000: Calibration of the Meteosat water vapor channel using coincident NOAA/HIRS-12 measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11,925-11,933.
  • Soden, B., S. Tjemkes, J. Schmetz, R. Saunders, J. Bates, B. Ellingson, R. Engelen, L. Garand, D. Jackson, G. Jedlovec, T. Kleespies, M. Koenig, D. Randel, P. Rayer, E. Salathe, D. Schwarzkopf, N. Scott, B. Sohn, S. De Souza-Machado, L. Strow, D. Tobin, P. Van Delst, and T. Wehr, 2000: An intercomparison of radiation codes for retrieving upper tropospheric humidity in the 6.3-micron band: A report from the 1st GVaP workshop. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 797-808.
  • Wick, G. A., J. J. Bates, and C. C. Gottschall, 2000: Observational evidence of a wind direction signal in SSM/I passive microwave data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 38, 823-837.


  • Berg, W., J. J. Bates, and D. L. Jackson, 1999: Analysis of upper-tropospheric water vapor brightness temperatures from SSM/T2, HIRS, and GMS-5 VISSR, J. Appl. Meteor., 38, 580-595.
  • Breon, F.-M., D.L. Jackson, and J.J. Bates, 1999: Evidence of atmospheric contamination on the measurement of the spectral response of GMS-5 water vapor channel. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 16, 1851-1853.


  • Wick, G. A., and A. T. Jessup, 1998: Simulation of ocean skin temperature modulation by swell waves, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3149-3161.


  • Bates, J.J., and D.L. Jackson, 1997: A comparison of water vapor observations with AMIP-I simulations.J. Geophys Res., 102, 21,837-21,852.
  • Suarez, M. J., W. J. Emery, and G. A. Wick, 1997: The multi-channel infrared sea truth radiometric calibrator (MISTRC), J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 14, 243-253.


  • Bates, J.J., X. Wu, and D.L. Jackson, 1996: Interannual variability of upper tropospheric water vapor band brightness temperature. J. Climate, 9, 427-438.
  • Fairall, C. W., E. F. Bradley, J. S. Godfrey, G. A. Wick, J. B. Edson, and G. S. Young, 1996: Cool-skin and warm-layer effects on sea surface temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 1295-1308.
  • Stephens, G.L., D.L. Jackson, and I. Wittmeyer, 1996: Global observations of upper-tropospheric water vapor derived from TOVS radiance data. J. Climate, 9, 305-326.
  • Wick, G. A., W. J. Emery, L. H. Kantha, and P. Schluessel, 1996: The behavior of the bulk-skin sea surface temperature difference under varying wind speed and heat flux, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 1969-1988.


  • Jackson, D.L., and G.L. Stephens, 1995: A study of SSM/I derived columnar water vapor over the global oceans. J. Climate, 8, 2025-2038.
  • Privette, J. L., C. Fowler, G. A. Wick, D. Baldwin, and W. J. Emery, 1995: Effects of orbital drift on advanced very high resolution radiometer products: Normalized difference vegetation index and sea surface temperature, Remote Sens. Environ., 53, 164-171.


  • Emery, W. J., Y. Yu, G. A. Wick, P. Schluessel, and R. W. Reynolds, 1994: Correcting infrared satellite estimates of sea surface temperature for atmospheric water vapor attenuation, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 5219-5236.
  • Stephens, G.L., D.L. Jackson, and J.J. Bates, 1994: A comparison of SSM/I and TOVS column water vapor data over the global oceans. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 54, 183-201.


  • Greenwald, T.J., G.L. Stephens, T.H. Vonder Haar, and D.L. Jackson, 1993: A physical retrieval of cloud liquid water over the global oceans using SSM/I observations. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 18,471-18,488.


  • Wick, G. A., W. J. Emery, and P. Schluessel, 1992: A comprehensive comparison between satellite-measured skin and multichannel sea surface temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 5569-5595.


  • Tjemkes, S.A., G.L. Stephens, and D.L. Jackson, 1991: Spacebourne observation of columnar water vapor: SSMI observations and algorithm. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 10,941-10,954.

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