Publications

Books

Petty, G.W., 2006: A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation (2nd. Ed.), Sundog Publishing, 460 pp.
Petty, G.W. 2008: A First Course in Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Sundog Publishing, 352 pp.

Journal Papers

Katsaros, K.B., I. Bhatti, L.A. McMurdie, and G.W. Petty, 1989: Identification of atmospheric fronts over the ocean with microwave measurements of water vapor and rain. Weather and Forecasting, 4, 449-460 (abstract)

Petty, G.W., and K.B. Katsaros, 1990: Precipitation observed over the South China Sea by the Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Imager during WMONEX. J. Appl. Meteor., 29, 273-287 (abstract)

Petty, G.W., 1991: Equilibrium profiles of atomic 7Be and 10Be in the atmosphere above 100~km. Geophysical Research Letters , 18, 1687-1690

Petty, G.W., and K.B. Katsaros, 1992: Nimbus 7 SMMR precipitation observations calibrated against surface radar during TAMEX. J. Appl. Meteor., 31, 489-505 (abstract)

Claud, C., K.B. Katsaros, G.W. Petty, A. Chedin, and N.A. Scott, 1992: A cold air outbreak over the Norwegian sea observed with the TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) and the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I). Tellus, 44A, 100-118

Petty, G.W., and K.B. Katsaros, 1992: The response of the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager to the marine environment. Part I: An analytic model for the atmospheric component of observed brightness temperatures. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 9, 746-761 (abstract)

Petty, G.W., and K.B. Katsaros, 1994: The response of the SSM/I to the marine environment. Part II: A parameterization of the effect of the sea surface slope distribution on emission and reflection. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech. , 11, 617-628 (abstract)

Knies, D.L., D. Elmore, P. Sharma, S. Vogt, R. Li, M.E. Lipschutz, G. Petty, J. Farrel, M.C. Monaghan, S. Fritz, E. Agee, 1994: 7Be,10 Be, and 36Cl in precipitation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 92, 340-344

Petty, G.W., 1994: Physical retrievals of over-ocean rain rate from multichannel microwave imagery. Part I: Theoretical characteristics of normalized polarization and scattering indices. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 54, 79-100 PDF version

Petty, G.W., 1994: Physical retrievals of over-ocean rain rate from multichannel microwave imagery. Part II: Algorithm implementation. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 54, 101-122  scanned PDF version

Wilheit, T., R. Adler, S. Avery, E. Barrett, P. Bauer, W. Berg, A. Chang, J. Ferriday, N. Grody, S. Goodman, C. Kidd, D. Kniveton, C. Kummerow, A. Mugnai, W. Olson, G. Petty, A. Shibata, E. Smith, R. Spencer, 1994: Algorithms for the retrieval of rainfall from passive microwave measurements. Remote Sens. Rev., 11, 163-194

Barrett, E.C., R.F. Adler, K. Arpe, P. Bauer, W. Berg, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, J. Ferriday, S. Goodman, Y. Hong, J. Janowiak, C. Kidd, D. Kniveton, M. Morrissey, W. Olson, G. Petty, B. Rudolf, A. Shibata, E. Smith, R. Spencer, 1994: The first WetNet Precipitation Intercomparison Project: Interpretation of results. Remote Sens. Rev., 11, 303-373

Petty, G.W., 1995: The status of satellite-based rainfall estimation over land. Remote Sens. Environ. 51, 125-137

Petty, G.W., and D.K. Miller, 1995: Satellite microwave observations of precipitation correlated with intensification rate in extratropical oceanic cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 1904-1911

Petty, G.W., 1995: Frequencies and characteristics of global oceanic precipitation from shipboard present-weather reports. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76, 1593-1616

Petty, G.W., and W. Krajewski, 1996: Satellite rainfall estimation over land. Hydrolog. Sci. Journ., 41, 433-451

Petty, G.W., 1997: An intercomparison of oceanic precipitation frequencies from 10 SSM/I rain rate algorithms and shipboard present-weather reports. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 1757-1777

Miller, D.K., and G.W. Petty, 1998: Moisture patterns in deepening maritime extratropical cyclones. Part I: Correlation between precipitation and intensification. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 2352-2368 (abstract)

Smith, E.A., J.E. Lamm, R. Adler, J. Alishouse, K. Aonashi, E. Barrett, P. Bauer, W. Berg, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, J. Ferriday, S. Goodman, N. Grody, C. Kidd, D. Kniveton, C. Kummerow, G. Liu, F. Marzano, A. Mugnai, W. Olson, G. Petty, A. Shibata, R. Spencer, F. Wentz, T. Wilheit, E. Zipser, 1998: Results of WetNet PIP-2 Project. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1483-1536

Conner, M.D., and G.W. Petty, 1998: Validation and intercomparison of SSM/I rain rate retrieval methods over the continental United States. J. Appl. Meteor., 37, 679-700.

Petty, G.W., 1999: The prevalence of precipitation from warm-topped clouds over Eastern Asia and the Western Pacific. J. Climate , 12,  220-229.

Bennartz, R., and G.W. Petty, 2001:  The sensitivity of passive microwave radiances in precipitating clouds to ice particle size distributions. J. Appl. Meteor. ,  40,  345-364

Adler, R.F., C. Kidd, G. Petty, M. Morrissey, H.M. Goodman 2001:  Intercomparison of global precipitation products:  The Third Precipitation Intercomparison Project (PIP-3).  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. , 82,  1377-1396.

Petty, G.W. 2001:  Automated computation and consistency checking of physical dimensions and units in scientific programs.  Software – Practice and Experience, 31, 1067-176 – PDF version

Petty, G.W. 2001:  Physical and microwave radiative properties of precipitating clouds.  Part 1. Principal component analysis of observed multichannel microwave radiances in tropical stratiform rainfall.  J. Appl Meteor., 40, 2105-2114.PDF preprint

Petty, G.W. 2001:  Physical and microwave radiative properties of precipitating clouds.  Part 2.  A parametric 1-D rain cloud model for use in microwave radiative transfer simulations.  J. Appl Meteor., 40, 2115-2129 – (abstract) (PDF preprint)

Kummerow, C., Y. Hong, W.S. Olson, S. Yang, R.F. Adler, J. McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D.-B. Shin, and T. T Wilheit, 2001:  The evolution of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for rainfall estimation from passive microwave sensors.   J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 1801-1820

Velden, C., L. Digirolamo, M. Glackin, J. Hawkins, G. Jedlovec, T. Lee, G. Petty, R. Plante, A. Reale, and J.Zapotocny, 2002: 11th AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 83, 1645–1648.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-83-11-1645

Petty, G.W. 2002: Area-average solar radiative transfer in three-dimensionally inhomogeneous clouds: The Independently Scattering Cloudlet model.  J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 2910-2929  – PDF preprint

Chen, S.-H., F. Vandenberghe, G.W. Petty, and J.F. Bresh, 2004:  Application of SSM/I satellite data to a hurricane simulation.   Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 130 (598): 801-825

Chiu, J.-Y., and G.W. Petty, 2006: Bayesian retrieval of complete posterior PDFs of oceanic rain rate from microwave observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climat.45 (8): 1073-1095 (abstract)

Olson, W. S., C. D. Kummerow, S. Yang, G. W. Petty, W.-K. Tao, T. L. Bell, S. A. Braun, Y. Wang, S. E. Lang, D. E. Johnson, and J. C. Chiu, 2006: Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part I: Improved method and uncertainties, J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., 45, 702-720, DOI: 10.1175/JAM2369.1.

Petty, G.W., and W. Huang, 2010: Microwave backscatter and extinction by soft ice spheres and complex snow aggregates. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 769-787 (abstract)

Wu, L. and G. Petty, 2010: Intercomparison of bulk microphysics schemes in model simulations of polar lows. Mon. Wea. Rev, 138 , 2211-2228 (abstract)

Wu, L., J.E. Martin, and G.W. Petty, 2010: Piecewise potential vorticity diagnosis of the development of a polar low over the Sea of Japan. Tellus, 63A, 198-211. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2011.00511.x

Petty, G.W., and W. Huang, 2011: The modified gamma distribution applied to inhomogeneous and nonspherical particles: key relationships and conversions. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1460–1473  (abstract)

Johnson, B.T., G.W. Petty, and G. Skofronick-Jackson, 2012: Microwave properties of ice-phase hydrometeors for radar and radiometers: Sensitivity to model assumptions. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatology, 51, 2152-2171 (online paper)

Petty, G. W., 2013: Dimensionality reduction in Bayesian estimation algorithms. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2267-2276.  Abstract   Paper (PDF, 2487 KB)

Petty, G. W., and K. Li, 2013: Improved Passive Microwave Retrievals of Rain Rate over Land and Ocean. Part I: Algorithm Description. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 30, 2493-2508.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00144.1, [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF (2220 KB)]

Petty, G.W., and K. Li, 2013: Improved passive microwave retrievals of rain rate over land and ocean. Part II: Validation and intercomparison. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 30, 2509-2526. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00184.1. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF (4389 KB)]

Battaglia, A., Westbrook, C. D., Kneifel, S., Kollias, P., Humpage, N., Löhnert, U., Tyynelä, J., and Petty, G. W., 2014: G band atmospheric radars: new frontiers in cloud physics, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1527-1546, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1527-2014

Petty, G. W. and Bennartz, R.: Field-of-view characteristics and resolution matching for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 745-758, doi:10.5194/amt-10-745-2017, 2017.

Petty, G. W.: On some shortcomings of Shannon entropy as a measure of information content in indirect measurements.  Conditionally accepted, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech, 2017

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