J. Marshall Shepherd
J. Marshall Shepherd
J. Marshall Shepherd
J. Marshall Shepherd
Georgia Athletic Association Professor
Director for Program in Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric sciences, climatology, water cycle processes and urban climate systems
- Ph.D. (1999) Florida State University Meteorology
- Master of Science (1993) Florida State University Physical Meteorology
- Bachelor of Science (1991) Florida State University Physical Meteorology
09/01/2011-08/31/2012 (0 month)
NASA, The Brown Ocean Concept: A spatio-temporal and theoretical analysis of re-intensifying tropical cyclones over land. PI with graduate student Theresa Andersen (UGA Budget, $28,400).
04/01/2010-03/31/2013 (1 month)
NASA, Influence of Humans on Precipitation Variability, Climate, and the Water Cycle: Preparing for the GPM era. PI with co-PIs S. Burian and Menglin Jin (UGA Budget, $406,343).
08/10/10-07/31/13 (0.5 month)
NASA, Using geospatial data and field investigations to monitor effects of climate change on birds along elevational and latitudinal gradients Co-Investigator with J. Hepinstall, M. Conroy, R. Cooper (UFA Budget, $449,765).
Department of Energy/SRNL, FY 2009-FY2012, Project Title: Integrated Hydrologic/Hydrodynamic Modeling System for Collection of Pollutant Signatures. Co-Investigator with A. Grundstein (PI), J. Bollinger, T. Mote, T. Rasmussen, and others (UGA Budget, $750,000).
08/01/10-07/31/12 (0.0 month)
U.S. Forest Service, Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the Southeast U.S and Africa. Principal Investigator (UGA Budget, $15000).
10/01/09-07/31/12 (0.5 month)
U.S. Forest Service, Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the Southeast U.S. Co-Investigator (UGA Budget, $22000).
03/01/07-03/01/11 (1 month)
NASA Headquarters, FY 2006-2009, Impact of Humans on Precipitation Variability. Principal Investigator with co-investigators S. Burian (University of Utah) and M. Jin (University of Maryland) (UGA Budget, $390,000).
06/01/09-05/31/11 (no salary)
U.S. Forest Service, Regional Climate Simulations of Southern Forests. Co-Investigator with T. Mote (UGA Budget, 130K).
04/01/09-08/31/11 (no salary)
U.S. Forest Service, Evaluation of WRF Model for SHRMC Activities. Co-Investigator with T. Mote (UGA Budget, 30K).
07/01/09-06/30/12 (no salary)
National Science Foundation, Creating a Diversity Climate Network (D-ClimNet) to enhance the climate sciences pipeline of minority students from high school to graduate levels. Co-PI with L. Giroux and M. Raphael (UGA Budget, $58,418).
08/01/2012-07/31/15 (1.0 month)
NASA, Urban-Snowfall Relationships. PI with Co-I Mote, M. Jin, and D. Robinson. (UGA Budget, $892,805)
08/01/2012-07/31/15 (1.0 month)
NASA, Combining satellite data and models to assess the impacts of urbanization on the continental United
States surface climate. Co-I with L. Bounana, M. Imhoff, D. Quattrochi, et al. (UGA Budget, $170,687).
08/01/2012-07/31/15 (0.5 month)
NASA, Multisensor/multiscale diagnosis of the urbanization impact on the Indian monsoon rainfall
Co-I with D. Niyogi et al. (UGA Budget, $134,602).
NASA, Urbanization and its impact on water resources vulnerability in the East Gangetic Plains of South Asia
Co-I with C. Mitra, F. Hossain, M. Jin, and D. Niyogi et al. (UGA Budget, $175,459).
09/01/2012-08/31/2017 (1.0 month)
HHS, Southeast Center for Climate, Oceans, and Human Health. Co-I with several investigators (PI: E. Lipp). (UGA Budget, $6,493,497)
04/01/12-03/31/13 (0.5 month)
NASA, Multi-Scale Drought Impacts on Southern Appalachian Headwaters: Accounting for the combined
effects of drought and exotic pest defoliation in support of resource management. Co-I with Marguerite
Madden, Tommy Jordan, Sergio Bernades, and Tom Mote (UGA Budget, $155,139)
08/01/11-07/31/14 (0.75 month)
NASA, Expanding the Diversity Climate Network (D-ClimNet) to support NASA’s STEM mission to entrain minority students and teachers in the climate sciences. UGA PI with Co-I Thomas L Mote, PI D. Padgett (TSU), L.A. Dupigny-Giroux (Vermont), and M. Raphael (UCLA). (UGA Budget, $241, 853).
Past Funded Grants
2006-2009-NASA, FY 2006-2009, Impact of Humans on Precipitation Variability. Principal Investigator with
co-investigators S. Burian (University of Utah) and M. Jin (University of Maryland) (UGA Budget, $390,000).
2010-Franklin College, Franklin Visiting Scholars Program. Travel grant for Dr. Dupigny-Giroux (Vermont) to visit
2008-1010-NASA, Water and Energy Cycle, An observational and modeling study of a rare tornadic storm in a
major central business district: Possible linkages to drought and urban land cover. Principal Investigator with co-Investigator D. Niyogi (Purdue) (UGA Budget, $45,632).
2007-2009-Defense Threat Reduction Agency, FY 2006-2008, Urban Enhancements to Meteorological Modeling
and Observations. Co-Investigator with S. Burian (University of Utah) and M. Jin (University of Maryland) (UGA Budget, $85790).
2008-2009-US Forest Service, Assessing air quality and perceptions of environmental hazards in the Newtown
Community: A prototype UGA-U.S. Forest Service Initiative on environmental justice and green space engagement. Principal Investigator with co-Investigators T. Mote, N. Heynen, and C. Johnson (UGA Budget, $7895).
2006-2007-Northeast Georgia Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) 2006-07
Improving Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level, 2006-2007, Enhancing Climate Change Science Education Through Inquiry-Based Concepts and Real-World Simulations Co-Investigator, Robert Hill (UGA COE) ($7790).
2006-2008-NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Science Support for the Development of The NASA
Global Precipitation Measurement Mission’s Science Implementation Plan and Continuing Precipitation Science Team Activities ($55,000).
2006-2007-NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Developing a Framework for Understanding the
Titanian Methane Cycle using Remote Sensing Techniques Developed for Studying Earth’s Water Cycle. PI: Dr. Marshall Shepherd (UGA), Co-I: Terence Doiron/GSFC/555, Co-I: Chris Ruf/University of Michigan ($75,000 in FY06 with possible FY07 extension, UGA Budget $5120).
2006-2007-NASA Headquarters. Extension of PECASE funding. The Impact of Urbanization on Climate:
Integrated Modeling to Couple urban growth, land use change and weather-climate ($106,974).
2003-2006-NASA Headquarters. Research Opportunities for Precipitation Measurement Missions:
Understanding the Impact of Urbanization on Short and Long Term Precipitation Variability and Land Surface Hydrologic Processes ($275,000).
2003-2006-NASA NRA-02-OES-05 Research Opportunities for Precipitation Measurement Missions. The Impact of Precipitation Measurement Missions on Hydrologic and Water Resource Predictions. Co-I with PI C.P. Lidard (GSFC) and CO-I A. P. Georgakakos (Ga. Tech) (Unfunded co-PI).
2003-2005-NASA Headquarters. Impacts of Urban Surfaces on Rainfall Modification using Space-Based Rainfall Measurement, Numerical Models Simulations, and High-Density Gauge Validation: Science Impact, Applications, and Policy Implications. NASA New Investigator Program (300K/3 Years).
1999-2000-NASA GSFC. “Informal Science Education Supporting Weather Broadcasters On-Air with TRMM “Mini-Education Supplements” awarded by GSFC Director’s Discretionary Fund (25K per year).
1994-1995- NASA Headquarters. Co-Investigator on proposal with Dr. Gerald Heymsfield and Dr. Brad Ferrier on research related to remote sensing of tropical mesoscale convective systems
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd joined the Department of Geography’s Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia (UGA) in January 2006. He is a Full Professor conducting research, advising, and teaching in atmospheric sciences, climatology, water cycle processes and urban climate systems. He is also the Director of the UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program. Prior to joining the UGA faculty, Dr. Shepherd spent 12 years as a research meteorologist in the Earth-Sun Division at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Shepherd was also Deputy Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, which launches in 2012. Dr. Shepherd is currently a member of NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions Science team. He conducts research on weather and climate systems using advanced satellites, experimental aircraft, radars, and sophisticated computer models. This research seeks to understand weather processes (i.e. thunderstorms, hurricanes, rainfall) atmospheric processes and to relate them to current weather and climate change. Dr. Shepherd is also interested in innovative strategies to infuse research data into applications and outreach communities. For his work on urban effects on precipitation, Dr. Shepherd received the highest federal award given to the Nation’s young scientists and engineers. He was honored on May 4th 2004 at the White House with the Presidential Early Career Award for pioneering scientific research. Dr. Shepherd was also recently elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. This honor is only given to two-tenths of one percent of the membership for outstanding scientific contributions in the atmospheric and related sciences. He was the recipient of the 2011 AMS Charles Anderson Award. He was also honored by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of their 2005 Hot List under 40 members, and The Network Journal magazine in 2005 as one of its “40 Under Forty”. Dr. Shepherd has over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and is funded by NASA, USDA Forest Service, Department of Defense, NSF-PRISM, and the UGA Research Foundation to carry out his research. Shepherd also contributes to popular publications like Weatherwise and Earth Observation Magazine.
Dr. Shepherd provides service to UGA and the larger scientific and educational communities through his work as an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Executive Council member, UN World Meteorological Organization steering committee member on aerosols and precipitation, contributing author on the 2007 Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR4 report, National Technical Association Member, Association of American Geographers Member, American Geophysical Union Member, International Association of Urban Climatology member and newsletter editor, and reviewer on numerous technical and science committees. Dr. Shepherd was recently voted President-Elect of the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Shepherd also serves on the NOAA Climate Working Group, University Space Research Association Earth Science Advisory Committee and is a Project Associate for the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project. He is serving on a National Academies of Science panel considering the security implications of climate change on U.S. Naval operations. He is an editor for the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. At UGA, he serves on the Franklin College Faculty Senate, Franklin College Task Force on Diversity, and the Geography Department’s Advisory and Graduate Studies Committees.
Dr. Shepherd received his B.S., M.S. and PhD in physical meteorology from Florida State University. He was the first African American to receive a PhD from the Florida State University Department of Meteorology, one of the nation’s oldest and respected. He is an AMS/TRW Industry and Dolores Auzene Fellow as well as a National Achievement Scholar. He is a member of Sigma Xi Research Honorary, Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honorary, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He frequently makes media (TV and radio) appearances as an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing. During the Hurricane Seasons of 2004 and 2005, Dr. Shepherd appeared in over 50 media interviews including the Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, and several others. Dr. Shepherd is also frequently asked to present findings and results to key personnel at NASA, Congress, the White House, Department of Defense, and officials from foreign countries. Dr. Shepherd also is the author of forthcoming textbook, The Urban Climate System, and co-authored a children’s book on weather and weather instruments.
1. Conducts relevant research in areas related to weather, climate, and physical geography. Teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in weather, climate, and physical geography. Serves the broader University, weather-climate, and geography communities on appropriate committees, peer review bodies, and boards. Routinely lectures on weather and climate processes at educational, government, and public venues.
2. Conducts research into the evolution and lifecycle of rainfall-producing systems in tropical and subtropical environments (e.g. precipitation, hurricanes, storms) using numerical models and satellite remote sensing capabilities. I primarily utilize advanced satellite systems, ground-based remote sensing, and coupled models.
3.Conducts research into the effects of urbanization (land cover, pollution, etc.) on precipitation using satellite and modeling-based approaches.
Occasionally he appears on network television (i.e. CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNBC), webcasts and radio as an expert in the field of mesoscale meteorology and satellite remote sensing of weather and climate phenomena.
- 2012 - President-Elect, American Meteorological Society
- 2011 - Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Georgia
- 2011 - Received the AMS Charles Anderson Award
- 2010 - Awarded tenure at the University of Georgia
- 2010 - Nominated to attend 2010 UGA Teaching Academy Faculty Symposium
- 2009 - Inducted as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society**
- 2007 - Contributing Author to Nobel Prize Winning IPCC AR4**
- 2005 - Black Enterprise Magazine “Hot List”
- 2005 - Network Journal Magazine “Forty under 40” recipient
- 2004 - Recipient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)**
- 2004 - NASA.GSFC Group Award for Contributions to the JASON Project
- 2004 - Special Act Award (NASA OES)
- 2003 - Peer Award for Scientific Research
- 2002 - Recipient of NASA New Investigator Program Award
- 2001 - Laboratory for Atmospheres Outreach Award
- 2001 - NASA/GSFC Group Achievement Award
- 2001 - Special Act Award for superior performance of a special act (Horizon team)
- 2001 - Special Act Award for superior performance of a special act (Outreach Initiatives): NASA Performance. (FY03,FY00,FY98,FY97,FY96,FY95,FY94)
- 1999 - 1st African American to receive PhD in Meteorology from Florida State University**
- 1999 - NASA/GSFC Special Act Award for superior performance
- 1999 - NASA/GSFC Group Achievement Award-AGS Imager Team
- 1987 - 1993American Meteorological Society (AMS)/TRW Industry Fellow
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow Competition (Honorable Mention)
- Dolores Auzene Fellow (FSU).
- Leslie N. Wilson Assistantship Recipient (FSU)
- National Achievement Scholar
- American Geological Institute Scholar
- Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honorary
- Omicron Delta Kappa National Honorary
- Who's Who Among College Students
- Outstanding College Student of America
- 1990 - National Collegiate Forecast Winner (Burlington, VT period).
- 1987 - High School Valedictorian, Cherokee High School
- GEOG 8120: Seminar in Climatology
- GEOG 4160/6160L: Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment
- GEOG 4140/6140: Satellite Meteorology/Climatology
- GEOG 4170+L/6170+L: Mesoscale and Radar Meteorology/Climatology
- GEOG 1112: Introduction to Weather and Climate
- GEOG 4911/6911: Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Sciences
- GEOG 2120H: Introduction to Weather and Climate (Honors)
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 Meterology: Scoping the
problem, Defining the Need (included J.M. Shepherd). The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. (In review).
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.
Books Edited or Co-Edited
Chapters in Books
2010 **Shepherd, J.M., J.A. Stallins, M. Jin, and T.L. Mote, 2010: Urban effects on precipitation and associated convective process. Handbook of Human Ecology. Eds. Ian Douglas et al. Taylor and Francis Books (In Press).
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. 546 pp.
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 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 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, 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)
2011 Mitra, C., 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 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.
2011 Niyogi, P. Pyle, M. Lei, S.Arya, C. Kishtawal, 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 Carter, W.M., J.M. Shepherd, S. Burian, and I. Jeyachandran, 2011: 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
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 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 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 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., 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.
2011 Review of 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 Hossain, F., A. Degu, A. Woldemicahel, W. Yigzaw, C. Mitra, M. Shepherd, and A. Sakbor, 2011:
Analysis of rainfall patterns in the context of rapid urbanization and water resources vulnerability of an
Asian megacity. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
2011 Gensini, V. A., M. Petro, G. Maier, and J. M. Shepherd, 2011: Characteristics of Atlantic Basin recurving
hurricanes. Submitted to International Journal of Climatology, [in review].
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).
2010 Shem, W., T.L. Mote, and J.M. Shepherd, 2010: Validation of Narccap climate products for forest resource applications in the southeast United States. Atmospheric Environment.
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, 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.