Books Authored or Co-Authored
2013 Shepherd, J.M. Under contract with Wiley for a textbook entitled, The Urban Climate System.
2012 National Research Council Committee on Urban Meteorology, 2012: Urban Meteorology: Scoping the
problem, Defining the Need (included J.M. Shepherd). The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13328.
2011 National Research Council Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval
Forces (includes J.M. Shepherd), 2011: National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 226 pp. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12914
2000 Bortz, F. and J.M. Shepherd, 2000: Dr. Fred’s Neighborhood Weather Watch. McGraw-Hill Publishers. http://www.ggy.uga.edu/shepherd/index.html
Books Edited or Co-Edited
Chapters in Books
2013 Hossain, F., A.M. Degu, A.T. Woldemichael, W Yigzaw, C. Mitra, J.M. Shepherd, and AHM Siddique-E Akbor, 2013: Water Resources Vulnerability in the Context of Rapid Urbanization of Dhaka City (a South
Asian Megacity). Climate Vulnerability. Ed. Roger Pielke. Elsevier, 1570 pp.
2013 Shepherd, J.M., 2013: Impacts of Urbanization on Precipitation and Storms: Physical Insights
and Vulnerabilities. Climate Vulnerability. Ed. Roger Pielke. Elsevier, 1570 pp.
2010 **Shepherd, J.M., J.A. Stallins, M. Jin, and T.L. Mote, 2010: Urban effects on precipitation and
associated convective process. The Routledge Handbook of Human Ecology. Eds. Ian Douglas et al. Taylor and Francis Books, 688 pp.
2010 Shepherd, J.M., 2010: Essay entitled “Urbanization and its effects on key atmospheric and
surface water cycle.” In Principles of Water Resources, 3rd Edition by T. Cech. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
2010 **Shepherd, J.M., W. Shem, M. Manyin, L. Hand, and D. Messen, 2010: Modeling Urban
effects on the precipitation component of the water cycle. Invited chapter for the book: Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of Urban Environments. Eds. X. Yao and H. Jaing. Springer Book Series and GIScience, 445 pp.
2009 **Didier, T, P. Artaxo, S. Yuter, and Y. Kaufman with contributing authors J.M. Shepherd, Z Levin, U. Baltensperger, G. Feingold, 2009: Chapter 5: Observational studies of the effects of aerosols on clouds and precipitation, Assessment of the Effects of Pollution on Precipitation. Eds. Levin, Z., and W. Cotton. Commissioned by The World Meteorological Organization/IUGG. International Aerosol Precipitation Science Assessment Group (IAPSAG). Springer. 386 pp.
2008 *Mitra C., Shepherd J.M., and Jordan T. R., 2008: Assessment and dynamics of the urban
growth in the city of Kolkata, India. Eds. A.K. Dutt, V. Wadhwa, B. Thakur, and G.M. Pomeroy. Social Geography for the 21st Century. (Contract with) Concept Publishing Company. New Delhi (In Press).
2008 Reynolds, S., Burian, S., Shepherd, J.M., and Manyin, M., 2008: Chapter 7: Urban induced rainfall modifications on urban hydrologic response. In: Reliable Modeling of Urban Water Systems. Edited by W. James et al. Computational Hydraulics International. Guelph, Ontario, CA. pp. 99-122.
2008 **Hou, A.Y., G.S. Jackson, C. Kummerow, and J.M. Shepherd, 2008: The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Precipitation: Advances in measurement, estimation, and prediction. Edited by Silas Michaelides. Springer. 540 pp.
2007 * and **Lead Authors: Trenberth, K.E., P.D. Jones, P. Ambenje, R. Bojariu, D. Easterling, A.
Klein Tank, D. Parker, F. Rahimzadeh, J.A. Renwick, M. Rusticucci, B. Soden and P. Zhai Contributing Authors: R. Adler (USA), L. Alexander (UK, Australia, Ireland), H. Alexandersson (Sweden), R. Allan (UK), M.P. Baldwin (USA), M. Beniston (Switzerland), D. Bromwich (USA), I. Camilloni (Argentina), C. Cassou (France), D.R. Cayan (USA), E.K.M. Chang (USA), J. Christy (USA), A. Dai (USA), C. Deser (USA), N. Dotzek (Germany), J. Fasullo (USA), R. Fogt (USA), C. Folland (UK), P. Forster (UK), M. Free (USA), C. Frei (Switzerland), B. Gleason (USA), J. Grieser (Germany), P. Groisman (USA, Russian Federation), S. Gulev (Russian Federation), J. Hurrell (USA), M. Ishii (Japan), S. Josey (UK), P. Kållberg (ECMWF), J. Kennedy (UK), G. Kiladis (USA), R. Kripalani (India), K. Kunkel (USA), C.-Y. Lam (China), J. Lanzante (USA), J. Lawrimore (USA), D. Levinson (USA), B. Liepert (USA), G. Marshall (UK), C. Mears (USA), P. Mote (USA), H. Nakamura (Japan), N. Nicholls (Australia), J. Norris (USA), T. Oki (Japan), F.R. Robertson (USA), K. Rosenlof (USA), F.H. Semazzi (USA), D. Shea (USA), J.M. Shepherd (USA), T.G. Shepherd (Canada), S. Sherwood (USA), P. Siegmund (Netherlands), I. Simmonds (Australia), A. Simmons (ECMWF, UK), C. Thorncroft (USA, UK), P. Thorne (UK), S. Uppala (ECMWF), R. Vose (USA), B. Wang (USA), S. Warren (USA), R. Washington (UK, South Africa), M. Wheeler (Australia), B. Wielicki (USA), T. Wong (USA), D. Wuertz (USA), 2007: Observations: Surface and Atmospheric Climate Change. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Eds. Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 235-336.
Note: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared in the Nobel Prize (2007).
2007 **Imhoff, M., L. Bounani, and J.M. Shepherd, 2007: The gray wave. Our Changing Planet: A View from Space. Eds. Robin G. Williams, Kim Partington, Claire Parkinson, and Michael D. King. Cambridge University Press. 500 pp.
2007 **Smith, A., G. Asrar, Y. Furuhama, A. Ginati, C. Kummerow, V. Levizzani, A. Mugnai, K. Nakamura, R. Adler, V. Casse, M. Cleave, M. Debois, J. Durning, J. Entin, P. Houser, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, J. Kaye, M. Kojima, D. Lettenmaier, M. Luther, A. Mehta, P. Morel, T. Nakazawa, S. Neeck, K. Okamoto, R. Oki, G. Raju, J.M. Shepherd, E. Stocker, J. Testud, and E. Wood, 2007: International Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) program and mission: An overview. Measuring Precipitation from Space - EURAINSAT and the future. Eds. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk. Springer, 611-653.
2004 Burian, S.J., J.M. Shepherd, and P. Hooshialsadat, 2004: “Urbanization impacts on Houston rainstorms.” Innovative Modeling of Urban Water Systems. Monograph 12. Edited by W. James. pp. 1-22.
2010 **Shepherd, J.M., J.A. Stallins, M. Jin, and T.L. Mote, 2010: Urbanization: Impacts on clouds, precipitation, and lightning. Monograph on Urban Ecological Ecosystems. Eds. Jacqueline Peterson and Astrid Volder. American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America- Soil Science Society of America, 354 pp.
2003 Tao, W.-K., R. Adler, D. Baker, S. Braun, M.-D. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, S. Lamg, W. K.-M. Lau, B. Lynn, M. Karyampudi, Z.-X. Pu, J.M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman and P. Wetzel, 2003: Regional scale modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science. Research Signpost. Volume 2, 52 pp.
Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)
2014 2014 Maier, G., A. Grundstein, W. Jang, C. Li, L. Naeher, and M. Shepherd, 2014: Assessing the
performance of a vulnerability index during oppressive heat across Georgia. Weather, Climate, and Society, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00037.1
2013 Mahmood, R.; R. Pielke, Sr., K. Hubbard, D.Niyogi, P. Dirmeyer, C. McAlpine, A. Carleton, R. Hale, S. Gameda, A. Beltrán-Przekurat, B. Baker, R. McNider, D. Legates, J.M. Shepherd, J. Du, P. Blanken, O. Frauenfeld, U. Nair, and S. Fall, 2013: Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate Int. J. Climatol. 10.1002/joc.3736
2013 Shepherd, J.M., T. Anderson, L. Bounoua, A. Horst, C. Mitra, and C. Strother, 2013: Urban Climate Archipelagos: A new framework for urban-climate interactions. IEEE Earthzine, published online at http://www.earthzine.org/2013/11/29/urban-climate-archipelagos-a-new-framework-for-urban-impacts-on-climate/.
2013 Shepherd, J.M., A. Grundstein, and T. Mote, 2013: An analysis of seasonal biases in satellite and reanalysis rainfall products in the Savannah River Basin. Physical Geography (In Press).
2013 KC, Binita, J.M. Shepherd, and C. Johnson, 2013: Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability in Georgia. Weather, Climate and Society. (submitted).
2013 Andersen, T.K., and J.M. Shepherd, 2013: 3D mesoscale model-based assessment of the soil moisture feedback on an inland tropical cyclone. Atmospheric Research (in review).
2013 Schroeder, A. J. Basara, J.M. Shepherd, and S. Nelson, 2013: Insights into urban flooding in the United States using precipitable water analysis. Weather and Forecasting (submitted).
2013 Johnson-Gaither, C., Himmelfarb, D., Hitchner, S., Schelhas, J., Shepherd, J.M., and KC, Binita: 2013, “Where the sidewalk ends”: examining the potential for climate change mitigation in Atlanta’s cascade community. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (submitted).
2013 Andersen, T., and J.M. Shepherd, 2013: A global spatiotemporal analysis of inland tropical cyclone
maintenance or intensification. Int. J. of Clim., DOI: 10.1002/joc.3693. Note: Featured in NASA Press Release.
2013 Andersen, T., and J.M. Shepherd, 2013: Floods in a changing climate. Geography Compass. 7, I, 95–115.
2013 Andersen, T., D.E. Radcliffe, and J.M. Shepherd, 2013: Quantifying Surface Energy Fluxes in the Vicinity of Inland-Tracking Tropical Cyclones. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (in press).
2013 Gustafson, S., N. Heynen, T. Gragson, J. Rice, J.M. Shepherd, and C. Strother, 2013: Megapolitan Political Ecology and Urban Metabolism in Southern Appalachia. Professional Geographer. (In Press)
2012 Shepherd, J.M., 2012: What we can learn from the satellite-based rainfall footprint of Superstorm Sandy:
a preliminary synopsis. Earthzine. http://www.earthzine.org/2012/12/16/what-we-can-learn-from-the-
2012 Shem, W., T.L. Mote, and J.M. Shepherd, 2012: Validation of Narccap climate products for forest resource applications in the southeast United States. Atmospheric Science Letters, 13,DOI: 10.1002/asl.395
2012 Hossain, F., A. Degu, A. Woldemicahel, W. Yigzaw, S. Burian, D. Niyogi, J.M. Shepherd, and R. Pielke,
Sr., 2012: Climate Feedback–Based provisions for dam design, operations, and water management in the 21st century. J. of Hydrologic Engineering, 1-14.
2012 Zhao, Fang, J.M. Shepherd, 2012: Precipitation Changes near Three Gorges Dam, China. Part I: A Spatiotemporal Validation Analysis. J. Hydrometeor, 13, 735–745. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-11-061.1
2012 Carter, W.M., J.M. Shepherd, S. Burian, and I. Jeyachandran, 2012: Integration of lidar data into a coupled mesoscale-land surface model: A theoretical assessment of sensitivity of urban-coastal mesoscale circulations to urban canopy. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011JTECHA1524.1
2012 Andersen, T., and J.M. Shepherd, 2012: A global spatio-temporal analysis of inland tropical cyclone
maintenance or intensification. . International Journal of Climatology. (Accepted).
2012 Chang, I., M. Bentley, and J.M. Shepherd, 2012: Spatial distributions of localized rainfall rate maxima in intense tropical cyclones from the TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) data. International Journal of Climatology. (Conditionally Accepted).
2011 Mitra, C., J.M. Shepherd and T. Jordan, 2011: On the relationship between the pre-monsoonal rainfall climatology and urban land cover dynamics in Kolkata city, India. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2366
2011 Shepherd, J.M., 2011: Carbon, Climate Change, and Controversy. Animal Frontiers, Vol. 1, http://www.animalfrontiers.org/2011/Vol1/003.pdf
2011 Shepherd, J.M., and T.L. Mote, 2011: Can Cities Create Their Own Snowfall?: What observations are
required to find out? Earthzine, Special Urban Monitoring Theme Issue. http://www.earthzine.org/2011/09/06/can-cities-create-their-own-snowfall-what-observations-are-required-to-find-out/
2011 Shepherd, J.M., T.L. Mote, S. Nelson, S. McCutcheon, P. Knox, M. Roden, and J. Dowd, 2011: An
overview of synoptic and mesoscale factors contributing to the disastrous Atlanta flood of 2009, Bull. of
the Am. Meteor. Soc. 92, 861-870. doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS3003.1. Note: UGA issued a press release on this paper.
2011 Zhao, F., and J.M. Shepherd, 2011: Precipitation Changes near Three Gorges Dam, China-Part I: A
Spatio-Temporal Validation Analysis. J. of Hydrometeor. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-11-061.1
2011 Niyogi, P. Pyle, M. Lei, S.Arya, C. Kishtawal, J.M. Shepherd, F. Chen, and B. Wolfe, 2011: Urban
modification of thunderstorms: Urban Modification of Thunderstorms - An Observational Storm Climatology and Model Case Study for the Indianapolis Urban Region.. J. of Appl. Meteor. and Clim.,50, 1129-1144
2011 Hossain*, F. A. M. Degu*, D. Niyogi, S. Burian, J.M. Shepherd, R. Pielke Sr.(2011). Climate Feedback-based Considerations to Dam Design, Operations and Water Management in the 21st Century, ASCE J. Hydrologic Engineering, (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000541)
2011 Andersen, T., and J.M. Shepherd, 2011: Seasonal predictability of tornadic activity using antecedent soil
moisture conditions. Earthzine, http://www.earthzine.org/2011/06/10/seasonal-predictability-of-tornadic activity-using-antecedent-soil-moisture-conditions/
2011 Mitra, C., T. Jordan, and J.M. Shepherd, 2011: Growth of Kolkata, India-Past, present, and future: a synergistic analysis using cartographic, GIS, remote sensing, and cellular automata modeling. Professional Geographer (Conditionally Accepted).
2011 Degu, A.M., F. Hossain, D. Niyogi, R. Pielke, J.M. Shepherd, N. Voisin, and T. Chronis, 2011: The influence of large dams on surrounding climate and precipitation patterns. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, doi: 10.1029/2010GL046482
2010 Shepherd, J.M., W.M. Carter, M. Manyin, D. Messen, and S. Burian, 2010: The impact of urbanization on current and future coastal convection: A case study for Houston. Environment And Planning , 37, 284-304.
2010 Jin, M., J.M. Shepherd, and W. Zheng, 2011: Urban Surface Temperature Reduction via the Urban Aerosol Direct Effect: A Remote Sensing and WRF Model Sensitivity Study. Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2010, Article ID 681587, 14 po. 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/681587.
2010 Mahmood, R., R. Pielke Sr., K. Hubbard, D. Niyogi, G. Bonan, P. Lawrence, B. Baker, R. McNider, C. McAlpine, A. Etter, S. Gameda, B. Qian, A. Carleton, A.B.-Przekurat, T. Chase, A. Quintanar, J. Adegoke, S. Vezhapparambu, G. Conner, S. Asefi, E. Sertel, D. Legates, Y. Wu, R. Hale, O. Frauenfeld, A. Watts, M. Shepherd, C. Mitra, V. Anantharajan, S. Fall, R. Lund, A. Nordfelt, P. Blanken, J. Du, H. Chang, R. Leeper, U. Nair, S. Dobler, R. Deo, and J. Syjtus, 2010: Impacts of land use land cover change on climate and future research priorities. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91, 37-46.
2010 Han, W.S., Burian, S.J., and Shepherd, J.M. 2010: Assessment of satellite-based rainfall estimates in urban areas in different geographic and climatic regions. Natural Hazards (published online, DOI 10.1007/s11069-010-9585-7).
2010 Stafford, S. G., D.M. Bartels, S. Begay-Campbell, J.L. Bubier, J. C. Crittenden, S.L. Cutter,
J.L.Delaney, T.E. Jordan, A. C. Kay, G.D.Libecap, J.C. Moore, N.N. Rababais, D. Rejeski, O.E. Sala, J.M. Shepherd, and J.Travis. 2010: Now Is the Time for Action: Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable
Development, 52: 1, 38-45 Doi: 10.1080/00139150903481882.
2010 Jordan, T. E., O. E. Sala, S. G. Stafford, D. M. Bartels, S. Begay-Campbell, J. L. Bubier, J. C.
Crittenden, S. L. Cutter, J. R. Delaney, A. C. Kay, G. D. Libecap, J. C. Moore, N. N. Rabalais, D.
Rejeski, J. M. Shepherd, A. Tessier, and J. Travis. Tipping our Science: New NSF Report Recommends Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Natural and Social Systems. EOS, 91, 143.
2009 Kishtawal, C., D. Niyogi, M. Tewari, R. Pielke Sr., and M. Shepherd, 2009: Urbanization signature in the observed heavy rainfall climatology over India. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2044.
2009 **Shepherd, J.M., D. Niyogi, and T.L. Mote, 2009: A seasonal-scale climatological analysis
correlating spring tornadic activity with antecedent fall-winter drought in the Southeastern United States. Environmental Research Letters. 4, 7 pp. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024012. Note: UGA issued a press release on this paper.
2009 Seto, K., and J.M. Shepherd, 2009: Global urban land-use trends and climate impacts. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2009.07.012.
2009 Hand, L., and J.M. Shepherd, 2009: An investigation of warm season spatial rainfall variability
in Oklahoma City: Possible linkages to urbanization and prevailing wind. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 48, 251–269.
2009 Zhou, Y., and J.M. Shepherd, 2009: Atlanta’s urban heat island under extreme heat conditions. Natural Hazards. 10.1007/s11069-009-9406-z, 30 pp.
2009 Lacke, M., T.L. Mote, and J.M. Shepherd, 2009: Aerosols and Associated Precipitation Patterns in Atlanta, Atmospheric Environment. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.04.022.
2009 Durkee, J. D., T. L. Mote, and J. M. Shepherd, 2009: The contribution of mesoscale convective complexes to rainfall across subtropical South America. Journal of Climate. 22, 4590-4605.
2009 Chang, H. D. Niyogi, A. Kumar, C. Kishtawal, J. Dudhia, F. Chen, U.C. Mohanty, and J.M. Shepherd, 2009: Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post-landfall structure of monsoon depression. Geophysical Research Letters (Accepted).
2008 Shepherd, J.M., and T. Knutson, 2008: Teaching and learning guide for: The current debate on the linkage between global warming and hurricanes. Geography Compass. Vol. 2. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00120.x.
2008 Shem, W, and J.M. Shepherd, 2008: On the impact of urbanization on summertime thunderstorms in Atlanta: Two numerical model case studies. Atmospheric Research. 92, 172-189.
2008 Jin, M., and J.M. Shepherd, 2008: Aerosol relationships to warm season clouds and rainfall at monthly scales over east China: Urban land versus ocean. J. Geophys. Res. 113, D24S90, doi:10.1029/2008JD010276.
2008 Grundstein, A., S.E. Sarnat, M. Klein, J.M. Shepherd, L. Naeher, T. Mote, and P. Tolbert, 2008: Thunderstorm-associated asthma in Atlanta, Georgia. Thorax. doi:10.1136/thx.2007.092882 63;659-660.
2007 Shepherd, J.M., and T. Knutson, 2007: The current debate on the linkage between global
warming and hurricanes. Geography Compass. 1 (1). 1–24. doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2006.00002.x. Note: This paper has consistently been in the top 10 viewed papers online for this journal according to publisher.
2007 Shepherd, J. M., A. Grundstein, and T. L. Mote, 2007: Quantifying the contribution of tropical cyclones to extreme rainfall along the coastal southeastern United States. Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L23810, doi:10.1029/2007GL031694. Note: Funding sponsor, NASA, issued a press release on this paper.
2007 Jin, M., M. Shepherd, and C. Peters-Lidard, 2007: Development of a parameterization for simulating the urban temperature hazard using satellite observations in a climate model. Nat. Hazards. doi 10.1007/s11069-007-9117-2.
2007 Mote, T.L., M.C. Lacke, and J.M. Shepherd, 2007: Radar signatures of the urban effect on precipitation distribution: A case study for Atlanta, Georgia. Geophysical Research Letters. 34. L20710, doi:10.1029/2007GL031903.
2006 **Shepherd, J.M., 2006: Evidence of urban-induced precipitation variability in arid climate regimes. Journal of Arid Environments. 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2006.03.022. Note: UGA and NASA issued a press release on this paper.
2006 Elaine M. Prins, Christopher S. Velden, Jeffrey D. Hawkins, F. Joseph Turk, Jaime M. Daniels, Gerald J. Dittberner, Kenneth Holmlund, Robbie E. Hood, Arlene G. Laing, Shaima L. Nasiri, Jeffery J. Puschell, M. Shepherd, and John V. Zapotocny, 2006: 13th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 87, 633–637.
2005 Shepherd, J.M., 2005: A review of current investigations of urban-induced rainfall and recommendations for the future. Earth Interactions. Vol. 9. No. 12, 1–27.
2005 Burian, S.J. and J. M. Shepherd, 2005: Effects of urbanization on the diurnal rainfall pattern in Houston. Hydrological Processes: Special Issue on Rainfall and Hydrological Processes. 19, 1089-1103.
2005 Jin, M., M. Shepherd, and M. D. King, 2005: Urban aerosols and their variations with clouds and rainfall: A case study for New York and Houston. J. Geophys. Res. 110, D10S20, doi:10.1029/2004JD005081.
2005 Jin, M., and M. Shepherd, 2005: Inclusion of urban landscape in a climate model: How Can Satellite Data Help? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Vol. 86. No. 5, 681–689.
2004 Shepherd, J.M., and M. Jin, 2004: Linkages between the urban environment and Earth’s climate
system. EOS. 85, 227-228.
2004 Shepherd, J.M., L. Taylor, and C. Garza, 2004: A dynamic multi-criteria technique for siting
NASA-Clark Atlanta rain gauge network. J. of Atm. and Oceanic Technology. 21, 1346-1363.
2004 Shepherd, J.M., 2004: "A reply to Diem et al.'s commentary on A recent literature contribution focused on urban-induced rainfall in Atlanta." J. of Appl. Meteor. Vol. 43. 951-957.
2003 **Shepherd, J.M., and S.J. Burian, 2003: Detection of urban-induced rainfall anomalies in a major coastal city. Earth Interactions. 7, 1-14. Note: Paper was featured in August 2003 edition of Time magazine.
2002 **Shepherd, J.M., Harold Pierce, and A. J. Negri, 2002: On rainfall modification by major urban areas: Observations from space-borne radar on TRMM. Journal of Applied Meteorology. 41, 689-701.
2001 Shepherd, J.M., Brad S. Ferrier, and Peter S. Ray, 2001: Rainfall morphology in Florida convergence zones: A numerical study. Monthly Weather Review. 129, 177-197.
2001 Michaels, M. J.M. Shepherd, S. Aberson, K. Murphy, and H. Friedman, 2001: Survey results of society membership: The face of our profession at the threshold of the new millennium. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Bull. of Amer. Meteo. Soc. 82, 1331-1352.
1996 G.M. Heymsfield, I,J. Caylor, J.M. Shepherd, and W.B. Olson, 1996: Structure of Florida Thunderstorms Using High-Altitude Aircraft Radiometer and Radar Observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology. 35, 1736-1762.
Bulletins or Reports
2011 Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces (including J.M. Shepherd), 2011: National security implications of climate change for U.S. Naval Forces, Naval Studies Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC.
2008 Mitra, C., J.M. Shepherd, and T. Jordan, 2008: The dynamics of urban growth in Kolkata, India and Potential impacts on pre-monsoon precipitation. Urban Climate News: Quarterly Newsletter of IAUC (International Association of Urban Climate). (Issue 28, Page 11). Available at
2002 Shepherd, J.M., and E.A. Smith, 2002: Bridging from TRMM to GPM to 3-Hourly Precipitation Estimates. NASA Technical Memorandum-2002-211602-GPM Report 7. Available at NASA/GSFC, 1-7.
2002 Shepherd, J.M. and AV. Mehta, 2002: Summary of First GPM Partners Planning Workshop. NASA Conference Publication-2002-210012-GPM Report 1, Available at NASA/GSFC. 1-37.
1993 Paxton, C. and J.M. Shepherd, 1993: NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-149 Radar diagnostic parameters as indicators of severe weather in Central Florida. Scientific Services Division-Southern Region, June. 11 pp.
Abstracts/Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings
2009 Shepherd, J.M., and T.L. Mote, 2009: Urban effects on rainfall variability: Potential implications for Georgia’s water supply. Proceedings of the 2009 Georgia Water Resources Conference. 6 pp.
2004 Burian, S.J., P. Hooshialsadat, S. Reynolds, and J.M. Shepherd, 2004: “Effect of cities on rainfall and the implications for drainage design.” Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management. Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress. Edited by G. Sehlke, D.F. Hayes, D.K. Stevens. ASCE. New York, NY.
2013 Review of 2 Kid’s Hurricane Books on Katrina and Sandy
2011 Review of Global Climate Change Book by David Kitchen
2010 Review of Understanding Weather and Climate, 5th Edition. Aguado and Burt (June 2010).
Submitted But Not Yet Accepted
2011 Han, W., Burian, S.J., and Shepherd, J.M. (2011b). “Investigation of factors influencing rainfall-
runoff process in global runoff models.” Journal of Hydrology (under review).
2011 Han, W., Burian, S.J., and Shepherd, J.M. (2011c). “Introducing a land surface slope correction factor into a global runoff model.” Journal of Hydrology (under review).
2014 Shepherd, J.M., 2013: Reflecting on MLK's Legacy Through the Lens of Weather and Climate.
Washington Post Capital Weather Gang. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/01/17/reflecting-on-mlks-legacy-through-the-lens-of-weather-and-climate/
2013 Shepherd, J.M., T. Yager, J. Porter, and J. Mohan, 2013: Zombie theories and climate change. Opinion Editorial. Athens Banner Herald. http://onlineathens.com/opinion/2013-01-29/spotlight-zombie-theories-and-climate-change
2012 Shepherd, J.M., 2012, and J. Knox, 2012: Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change. Project Syndicate. Opinion Editorial. Syndicated to over 100 news outlets worldwide. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change-by-j--m--shepherd-and-john-knox
2012 Shepherd, J.M., 2012, and J. Knox, 2012: Hurricane Sandy and the waning finances of U.S. Meteorology. Atlanta Journal Constitution Political Insider Blog. Opinion Editorial. http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/10/28/hurricane-sandy-and-the-waning-finances-of-u-s-meteorology/
2012 Shepherd, J.M, 2012, and J. Trostel, 2012: Extreme weather and climate change: Caution required but not reckless statements. Washington Post Capital Weather Gang. Special Commentary. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/extreme-weather-and-climate-change-caution-required-but-not-reckless-statements/2012/08/02/gJQAQjcjRX_blog.html
2012 Shepherd, J.M., 2012: Tampa Bay area and Climate Change: Better Pay Attention. Tampa Tribune Opinion Editorial. http://www2.tbo.com/news/opinion/2012/aug/19/vwopino1-the-tampa-bay-area-and-climate-change-bet-ar-467390/
2012 Shepherd, J. M. and Stother, 2012: NSF Coweeta Sponsored work featured in the Franklin Press via the
Coweeta Listening Project. http://listening.coweeta.uga.edu/articles/ring_of_asphalt_and_climate_change
2010 Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 2010.Transitions and Tipping Points in
Complex Environmental Systems. A Report by the NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. 56 pp.
2009 Shepherd, J.M., 2009: Urbanization. Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd Edition. Ed. Stephen Schneider, Oxford University Press (Accepted).
2009 Shepherd, J.M., 2009: Atmospheric Remote Sensing. Encyclopedia of Geography. Ed. Barney Warf, Sage Reference (Accepted).
2008 Shepherd, J.M. with contributions from T.L. Mote, September 2008: Op-Ed on Hurricane Season: Warming Revs Into Action. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
2007 Shepherd, J.M., 2007: Contributor to article on Hole Punch Clouds. National Geographic (West Edition), September Issue.
2006 Shepherd, J.M., June 11th, 2006: Op-Ed on Hurricanes and Global Warming, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
2005 Shepherd, J.M., 2005: “Can Cities Make Rain?” Weatherwise magazine. Volume 58. No. 5 (September/October Issue).
2003 Shepherd, J.M., D. Herring, J. Halverson, R. Gutro, and G. Huffman, 2003: "The Big Picture.” Weatherwise, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Jan./Feb Issue).
2003 Birk, R., D. Steitz, and J. M. Shepherd: 2003: Earth Observation Summit. Earth Observation Magazine. Vol. 12.
1999 Shepherd, J.M., 1999: Rainfall morphology in semi-tropical convergence zones. Submitted in partial fulfillment (May 1999) of a Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 130 pp.
1992 Shepherd, J.M., 1992: A radar reflectivity-based algorithm for tropical cyclone location. Submitted and accepted on Nov. 24th, 1992 in partial fulfillment of a Master's Degree in Meteorology at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. 32306.