Edris, S. E., J. B. Basara; J. I. Christian; E. D. Hunt; J. A. Otkin; S. T. Salesky; B. G. Illston, 2023: Decomposing the Critical Components of Flash Drought Using the Standardized Evaporative Stress Ratio. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 330, 109288.

Paudel, N. Gomez-Casanovas, E. H. Boughton, S. D. Chamberlain, P. Wagle, B. L Peterson, R. Bajgain, P. J Starks, J. B. Basara, C. J Bernacchi, E. H. DeLucia, L. E Goodman, P. H. Gowda, R. Reuter, J. P. Sparks, H. M Swain, X. Xiao, and J. L Steiner, 2023: Intensification differentially affects the delivery of multiple ecosystem services in subtropical and temperate grasslands. Agriculture, Ecology & Environment, In press.

Woods, D., P.-E. Kirstetter, H. Vergara, J. A. Duarte, and J. B Basara, 2023: Hydrologic evaluation of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission over the U.S.: flood peak discharge and duration. Journal of Hydrology, 129124.


Brauer, N. S., A. A. Alford, S. M. Waugh, M. I. Biggerstaff, G. D. Carrie, P. E. Kirstetter, B. Basara, D. T Dawson, K. L. Elmore, J. Stevenson, and R. W. Moore, 2022: Hurricane Laura (2020): A comparison of drop size distribution moments using numerous ground and radar remote sensing retrievals methods. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127, e2021JD035845.

Christian, J., Basara, J. B., Lowman, E. L., Xiao, X., Mesheske, D.,  and Zhou, Y., 2022: Flash Drought Identification from Satellite-Based Land Surface Water Index. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 26, 100770.

Millin, O. T., J. C. Furtado, J. B. Basara, 2022: Characteristics, Evolution, and Formation of Cold Air Outbreaks in the Great Plains of the United States. J. Climate. 35, 4585-4602.


Bajgain, R. X. Xiao,  P. Wagle, Y. Zhou, J. S. Kimball, C. Brust, J. B Basara, P. Gowda, P. Starks, J. P. S. Neel, 2021: Comparing Evapotranspiration Products of Different Temporal and Spatial Scales in Native and Managed Prairie Pastures. Remote Sensing, 13, 82.

Brauer, N., Basara, J. B., Kirstetter, P.-E., R. Wakefield, Homeyer, C. R., J. Yoo, J. M. Shepherd, J. Santanello, 2021: The Inland Maintenance and Re-intensification of Tropical Storm Bill (2015) Part 2: Precipitation Microphysics. Journal of Hydrometeorology, In press.

Celis, J., H. Moreno, J. Basara, R. McPherson,M. Cosh, T. Ochsner, X. Xiao, 2021, From Standard Weather Stations to Virtual Micro-meteorological Towers: Real-time Modeling Tool for Surface Energy Fluxes, Evapotranspiration, Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture Estimations. Remotes Sensing, 13(7), 1271;

Chen, W, R. T. Pinker, Y. Ma, G. Hulley, E. Borbas, T. Islam, K.-A. Cawse-Nicholson, Hook, C. Hain, J. Basara, 2021: Land Surface Temperature from GOES-East and GOES-West, J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 38, 843-858.

Christian, J., Basara, J. B., Hunt, E., Otkin, J., Furtado, J., Xiao, X. and R. Randall, 2021: Global Distribution, Trends, and Drivers of Flash Drought Occurrence. Nature Comms., 12, 6330.

Deng, J., S. Frolking, R. Bajgain, R. Cornell, P. Wagle, X. Xiao, J. Zhou, J. Basara, J. Steiner, C. Li, 2021: Improving a Biogeochemical Model to Simulate Microbial-mediated Carbon Dynamics in Agroecosystems. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems,

Hunt, E., Femia, C. Werrell, J. Christian, J. Otkin, J. Basara, M. Anderson, T. White, R. Randall, C. Hain, K. McGaughey, 2021: Agricultural and Food Security Impacts from the 2010 Russia flash drought. Weather and Climate Extremes, 34, 100383,

Homeyer, C. R., A. O. Fierro, B. A. Schenkel, A. C. Didlake, G. M. McFarquhar,  J. Hu, Alexander V. Ryzhkov, J. B. Basara. A. M. Murphy, J. Zawislak, 2021: Polarimetric Signatures in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones. Monthly Weather Review, 149, 131-154.

Krueger, E., E. Ochsner, M. R. Levi, J. B. Basara, 2021: Grassland Productivity Estimates Informed by soil moisture measurements: statistical and mechanistic approaches. Agronomy Journal. 113, 3498-3517, DOI:10.1002/agj2.20709.

Otkin, J., Y. Zhong, E. Hunt, J. Christian, J.  Basara, H. Nguyen, M. Wheeler, T. Ford, A. Hoell, M. Svoboda, M. Anderson, 2021: Development of a Flash Drought Intensity Index. Atmosphere12, 741,

Osman, M., B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. I. Christian, T. Tadesse, J. A. Otkin, and M. C. Anderson, 2021: Flash drought onset over the contiguous United States: sensitivity of inventories and trends to quantitative definitions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 565-581.

Shepherd, J.M., A. Thomas, J. Santanello, P. Lawston, J. Basara, 2021: Evidence of Warm Core Structure Maintenance Over Land: A Case Study Analysis of Cyclone Kelvin. Environmental Research Communications,

Smith, E.N., B.R. Greene, T. M. Bell,  W. G. Blumberg, R. A. Wakefield, D. Reif, Q. Niu, Q. Wang, and  D. D. Turner, 2021. Evaluation and Applications of Multi-Instrument Boundary-Layer Thermodynamic Retrievals. Boundary-Layer Meteorol 181, 95–123 .

Wakefield, R. A., D. Turner, J. B. Basara, 2021: Evaluation of a land-atmosphere coupling metric computed from a ground-based infrared interferometer. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 22, 2073-2087.

Wakefield, R. A., B. Basara, N. S. Brauer, J. Furtado, J. M. Shepherd, J. Santanello, 2021: The Inland Maintenance and Re-intensification of Tropical Storm Bill (2015) Part 1: Contributions of the Brown Ocean Effect. Journal of Hydrometeorology. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 22, 2675-2693.

Wang, J., X. Xiao, J. Basara, X. Wu, R. Bajgain, Y. Qin, R. B Doughty, B. Moore, 2021: Impacts of juniper woody plant encroachment into grasslands on local climate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 307, 108508,


Bajgain, R. X. Xiao, J. B Basara, R. Doughty,  X. Wu; P. Wagle; Y. Zhou; P. Gowda, J. Steiner, 2020: Differential responses of native and managed prairie pastures to environmental variability and management practices. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 294, 108137.

Brauer, N., Basara, J. B., Homeyer, C. R., McFarquhar, G., Kirstetter, P.-E. (2020). Quantifying Precipitation Efficiency and Drivers of Excessive Precipitation in Post-Landfall Hurricane Harvey. Journal of Hydrometeorology ,21, 433–452.

Christian, J., Basara, J. B., Hunt, E., Otkin, J., and X. Xiao, 2020: Flash drought development and cascading impacts associated with the 2010 Russian Heatwave. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 9.

Hunt, E. D., J. I. Christian, J. B. Basara, L. Lowman, J. A Otkin, J. Bell, K. Jarecke, R. A. Wakefield, R. M. Randall, 2020: The Flash Drought of 1936. Journal of Applied and Service Climatology, 4.

Jennrich, G.C., J.C. Furtado, J.B. Basara, and E.R. Martin, (2020). Synoptic Characteristics of 14-Day Extreme Precipitation Events Across the United States. J. Climate, 33 (15): 6423–6440 ,

Niraula, R., Saleh, A., Bhattarai, N., Bajgain, R., Kannan, N., Osei, E., Gowda, P., Neel, J., Xiao, X., Basara, J. B. (2020). Understanding the effects of pasture type and stocking rate on the hydrology of the Southern Great Plains. Science of The Total Environment, 708, 134873.


Basara, J. B., Christian, J., Wakefield, R., Otkin, J., Hunt, E., and D. Brown, 2019: The evolution, propagation, and spread of flash drought in the Central United States during 2012. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 084025.

Blumberg, W.G., D.D. Turner, S.M. Cavallo, J. Gao, J. Basara, and A. Shapiro, 2019: An Analysisof the Processes Affecting Rapid Near-Surface Water Vapor Increases during the Afternoon to Evening Transition in Oklahoma. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 58, 2217–2234.

Christian, J., Basara, J. B., Otkin, J., Hunt, E., Wakefield, R., Flanagan, P., Xiao, X., 2019:  A Methodology for Flash Drought Identification: Application of Flash Drought Frequency Across the United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 833–846.

Christian, J.Basara, J. B., Otkin, J., Hunt, E, 2019:  Regional characteristics of flash droughts across the United States. Environmental Research Communications, 1, 12, doi: 10.1088/2515-7620/ab50ca.

Erlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019: Diagnosing Moisture Sources for Flash Floods in the United States Part I: Kinematic Trajectories. J. Hydrometeor., 20,1495–1509.

Erlingis, J.M., J.J. Gourley, and J.B. Basara, 2019: Diagnosing Moisture Sources for Flash Floods in the United States Part II: Terrestrial and Oceanic Sources of Moisture.. J. Hydrometeor., 201511–1531.

Flanagan, P.X., J.B. Basara, J.C. Furtado, E.R. Martin, and X. Xiao, 2019: Role of Sea Surface Temperatures in Forcing Circulation Anomalies Driving United States Great Plains Pluvial Years. J. Climate, 32, 7081–7100.

Otkin, J.A., Y. Zhong, E.D. Hunt, J. Basara, M. Svoboda, M.C. Anderson, and C. Hain, 2019: Assessing The Evolution Of Soil Moisture And Vegetation Conditions During A Flash Drought – Flash Recovery Sequence Over The South-Central United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 549–562.

Pinker, R., Y. Ma, W. Chen, G. Hulley, E. Borbas, T. Islam, C. Hain, K.-A. Cawse Nicholson, S. Hook, J. Basara, 2019: Towards a Unified and Coherent Land Surface Temperature Earth System Data Record from Geostationary Satellites. Remote Sens.  11, 1399;

Wakefield, R.A., J.B. Basara, J.C. Furtado, B.G. Illston, C.R. Ferguson, and P.M. Klein, 2019: A Modified Framework for Quantifying Land-Atmosphere Covariability during Hydrometeorological and Soil Wetness Extremes in Oklahoma. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.,  58, 1465–1483,


Bajgain, R., Xiao, X., Basara, J. B., Wagle, P., Zhou, Y., Mahan, H., Gowda, P., McCarthy, H. R., Northrup, B., Neel, J., Steiner, J. (2018). Carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes in winter wheat and tallgrass prairie in central Oklahoma. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 1511-1524

Basara, J. B., and J. I. Christian, 2018: Seasonal and interannual variability of land–atmosphere coupling across the Southern Great Plains of North America using the North American regional reanalysis. International Journal of Climatology, 38, 964–978.10.1002/joc.5223.

Doughty, R., Xiao, X., Wu, X., Zhang, Y., Bajgain, R., Zhou, Y., Qin, Y., Zhou, Z., McCarthy, H. R., Friedman, J. R., Wagle, P., Basara, J. B., Stiener, J., 2018: Responses of gross primary production of grasslands and croplands to drought and pluvial events and irrigation during 2010-2016, Oklahoma, USA., Agricultural Water Management, 204, 47-59

Flanagan, P., J. Basara, J. Furtado, and X. Xiao, 2018: Primary Atmospheric Drivers of Pluvial Years in the United States Great Plains. J. Hydrometeor., 19, 643–658,

Otkin, J.A., M. Svoboda, E.D. Hunt, T.W. Ford, M.C. Anderson, C. Hain, and J.B. Basara, 2018: Flash Droughts: A Review and Assessment of the Challenges Imposed by Rapid Onset Droughts in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99, 911–919.


Bajgain, R., X. Xiao, J. Basara, P. Wagle, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhang, and H. Mahan, 2017: Assessing agricultural drought in summer over Oklahoma Mesonet sites using the water-related vegetation index from MODIS. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61 (2), 377-390. 1-14. doi:10.1007/s00484-016-1218-8

Cheng, Y., C. Sayde, Q. Li, J. Basara, J. Selker, E. Tanner, and P. Gentine, 2017: Failure of Taylor’s hypothesis in the atmospheric surface layer and its correction for eddy-covariance measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 42874295, doi:10.1002/2017GL073499.

Flanagan, P. X., J. B. Basara, and X. Xiao, 2017: Long-term analysis of the asynchronicity between temperature and precipitation maxima in the United States Great Plains. International Journal of Climatology, 37, 3919-3933. dos:10.1002/joc.4966.

Flanagan, P. X., J. B. Basara, J. Otkin, and B. G. Illston, 2017: The Effect of the Dryline and Convective Initiation on Drought Evolution Over Oklahoma During the 2011 Drought. Advances in Meteorology, doi:10.1155/2017/8430743.

Nemunaitis-Berry, K. L., P. M. Klein, J. B. Basara, and E. Fedorovich, 2017: Sensitivity of Predictions of the Urban Surface Energy Balance and Heat Island to Variations of Urban Canopy Parameters in Simulations with the WRF Model. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 10.1175/jamc-d-16-0157.1.

Sharma, S., R. Siddique, N. Balderas, J.D. Fuentes, S. Reed, P. Ahnert, R. Shedd, B. Astifan, R. Cabrera, A. Laing, M. Klein, and A. Mejia2017Eastern U.S. Verification of Ensemble Precipitation Forecasts. Wea. Forecasting, 32117–139.

Toms, B. A., J. B. Basara, and Y. Hong, 2017: Usage of Existing Meteorological Data Networks for Parameterized Road Ice Formation Modeling. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56, 1959–1976 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0199.1.

Wagle, P., X. Xiao, P. Gowda, J. Basara, N. Brunsell, J. Steiner, and A. K.C, 2017: Analysis and estimation of tallgrass prairie evapotranspiration in the central United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232, 35-47.

Zhou, Y., X. Xiao, P. Wagle, R. Bajgain, H. MahanJ. B. Basara, J. Dong, Y. Qin, G. Zhang, Y. Luo, P. H. Gowda, J. P. S. Neel, P. J. Starks, and J. L. Steiner, 2017: Examining the short-term impacts of diverse management practices on plant phenology and carbon fluxes of Old World bluestems pasture. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 237–238, 60-70.

Zhou, Y., X. Xiao, G. Zhang, P. Wagle, R. Bajgain, J. Dong, C. Jin, J. B. Basara, M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, and J. A. Otkin, 2017: Quantifying agricultural drought in tallgrass prairie region in the U.S. Southern Great Plains through analysis of a water-related vegetation index from MODIS images. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 246: 111-122.

Ziolkowska, J. R., C. A. Fiebrich, J. D., Carlson, A. D. Melvin, A. J. Sutherland, K. A. Kloesel, G. D. McManus, B. G. Illston, J. E. Hocker, and R. Reyes, 2017: Benefits and Beneficiaries of the Oklahoma Mesonet: A Multisectoral Ripple Effect Analysis. Weather, Climate, and Society, 9, 499-519.


Cosh, M. H., T. E. Ochsner, L. McKee, J. Dong, J. B. Basara, S. R. Evett, C. E. Hatch, E. E. Small, S. C. Steele-Dunne, M. Zreda, and C. Sayde, 2016: The Soil Moisture Active Passive Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (SMAP-MOISST): Testbed Design and Evaluation of In Situ Sensors. Vadose Zone Journal, 15.

Degelia, S. K., J. I. Christian, J. B. Basara, T. J. Mitchell, D. F. Gardner, S. E. Jackson, S. E., J. C. Ragland, J. C. and H. R. Mahan, 2016: An overview of ice storms and their impact in the United States. Int. J. Climatol.. doi:10.1002/joc.4525

Hu, X.-M., M. Xue, P. M. Klein, B. G. Illston, and S. Chen, 2016: Analysis of Urban Effects in Oklahoma City using a Dense Surface Observing Network. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 723-741.

McCorkle, T. A., S. S. Williams, T. A. Pfeiffer, and J. B. Basara, 2016: Atmospheric Contributors to Heavy Rainfall Events in the Arkansas-Red River Basin. Advances in Meteorology, doi:10.1155/2016/4597912.

Schroeder, A., J. B. Basara, J. M. Shepherd, and S. Nelson, 2016: Insights into Atmospheric Contributors to Urban Flash Flooding across the United States Using an Analysis of Rawinsonde Data and Associated Calculated Parameters. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 313-323.


Bajgain, R., X. Xiao, P. Wagle, J. Basara, and Y. Zhou, 2015: Sensitivity analysis of vegetation indices to drought over two tallgrass prairie sites. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 108, 151-160.

Christian, J., K. Christian, and J. B. Basara, 2015: Drought and Pluvial Dipole Events within the Great Plains of the United States. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54, 1886–1898.

McGovern, A., D. J. Gagne, J. Basara, T. M. Hamill, and D. Margolin, 2015: Solar Energy Prediction: An International Contest to Initiate Interdisciplinary Research on Compelling Meteorological Problems. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 1388-1395.

Otkin, J. A. M. Shafer, M. Svoboda, B. Wardlow, M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, and J. Basara, 2015: Facilitating the Use of Drought Early Warning Information through Interactions with Agricultural Stakeholders. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1073–1078.

Wagle, P., X.Xiao, R. L. Scott, T. E. Kolb, D. R. Cook, N. Brunsell, D. D. Baldocchi, J. Basara, R. Matamala, Y. Zhou, R. Bajgain, 2015: Biophysical controls on carbon and water vapor fluxes across a grassland climatic gradient in the United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 214–215, 293-305.

Xinyi, S., H. Yang, Q. Qiming, J. B. Basara, M. Kebiao, and D. Wang, 2015: A Semiphysical Microwave Surface Emission Model for Soil Moisture Retrieval. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 53, 4079-4090.


McGovern, A., D. Gagne, II, J. Williams, R. Brown, and J. Basara, 2014: Enhancing understanding and improving prediction of severe weather through spatiotemporal relational learning. Mach Learn, 95, 27-50, DOI 10.1007/s10994-013-5343-x

Steiner, J. L.,  D. M. Engle, X. Xiao, A. Saleh, P. Tomlinson, C. W. Rice, N. A. Cole, S. W. Coleman, E. Osei, J. Basara, G. Middendorf, P. Gowda, R.Todd, C. Moffet, A. Anandhi, P.J Starks, T. Ocshner, R. Reuter, D. Devlin, 2014: Knowledge and tools to enhance resilience of beef grazing systems for sustainable animal protein production, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1328, 10-17.


Basara, J. B., J. N. Maybourn, C. M. Peirano, J. E. Tate, P. J. Brown, J. D. Hoey, and B. R. Smith, 2013: Drought and associated impacts in the Great Plains of the United States – A review. International Journal of Geosciences, 4, 72-81.

Dong, J., J. Liu, G. Zhang, J. B. Basara, S. Greene, and X. Xiao, 2013: Climate change affecting temperature and aridity zones: a case study in Eastern Inner Mongolia, China from 1960-2008. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 113, 561-572.

Fang, B., V. Lakshmi, R. Bindlish, T. J. Jackson, M. Cosh, and J. B. Basara, 2013: Passive Microwave Soil Moisture Downscaling Using Vegetation Index and Skin Surface Temperature. Vadose Zone, 12, doi:10.2136/vzj2013.05.0089.

Holmes, T., W. T. Crow, M. T. Yilmaz, T. Jackson, J. B. Basara, 2013: Enhancing model-based land surface temperature estimates using multi-platform microwave observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50113.

Illston, B. G., C. A. Fiebrich, D. L. Grimsley, and J. B. Basara, 2013: Evaluation of a Heat Dissipation Sensor for In Situ Measurement of Soil Temperature. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 77, 741-747.

Illston, B. G., J. B. Basara, C. Weiss, M. Voss, 2012: The WxChallenge: Forecasting Competition, Educational Tool, and Social Medium. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 1501-1506.

Otkin, J. A., M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, I. E. Mladenova, J. B. Basara, and M. Svoboda, 2013: Examining Rapid Onset Drought Development Using the Thermal Infrared-Based Evaporative Stress Index. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1057-1074.

Scott, B. L., T. E. Ochsner, B. G. Illston, C. A. Fiebrich, J. B. Basara, and A. J. Sutherland, 2013: New Soil Property Database Improves Oklahoma Mesonet Soil Moisture Estimates. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 2585-2595.


Alfieri, J.G., W.P. Kustas, J.H. Prueger, L.E. Hipps, S.R. Evett, J. B. Basara, C.M.U. Neale, A.N. French, P. Colaizzi, N. Agam, M.H. Cosh, J. L. Chavez, and T. A. Howell, 2012: On the discrepancy between eddy covariance and lysimetry-based surface flux measurements under strongly advective conditions. Advances in Water Resources. 50, 62-78.

Basara, J. B., and M. Rowell, 2012: Mesoscale Observations of an Extended Heat Burst and Associated Wind Storm in Central Oklahoma. Meteorological Applications, 19, 91-110.

Bindlish, R., T. J. Jackson, Y. Wang, J. C. Shi, and J. B. Basara, 2012: Regional and temporal patterns of soil moisture during CLASIC using passive microwave satellite observations. Remote Sensing and Hydrology (Proceedings of a symposium held at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, September 2010), IAHS 352, 371-374.

Collow, T. W., A. Robock, J. B. Basara, B. G. Illston, 2012: Evaluation of SMOS Retrievals of Soil Moisture over the Central United States with Currently Available In Situ Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JD017095.

Gagne, D. J. II, McGovern, J. B. Basara, R. A. Brown, 2012: Tornadic supercell analysis from surface and proximity sounding observations: a spatiotemporal relationship data mining approach. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 2203-2217.

Holmes, T., T. Jackson, R. Reichle, J. B. Basara, 2012: An Assessment of Surface Soil Temperature Products from Numerical Weather Prediction Models Using Ground-based Measurements, Water Resources Research, 48, doi:10.1029/2011WR010538.

Grout, T., Y. Hong, J. B. Basara, B. Balasundaram, S. Bukkapatnam, and Z. Hong, 2012: Significant winter weather events and associated socioeconmomic impacts across Oklahoma: 2000 – 2010. Wea. Climate Soc., 4, 48–58.


Basara, J. B., B. G. Illston, C. A. Fiebrich, P. Browder, C. Morgan, J. P. Bostic, A. McCombs, R. A. McPherson, A. J. Schroeder, and K. C. Crawford, 2011: The Oklahoma City Micronet. Meteorological Applications, 18, 252-261.

McGovern, A., D. J. Gagne II, N. Troutman, R. A. Brown, J. B. Basara, J. Williams, 2011: Using spatiotemporal relational random forests to improve our understanding severe weather processes. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 4, 407-429.


Basara, J. B., H. G. Basara, B. G. Illston, and K. C. Crawford, 2010: The Impact of the Urban Heat Island During an Intense Heat Wave in Oklahoma City. Advances in Meteorology, DOI:10.1155/2010/230365.

McGovern, A., T. Supinie, D. J. Gagne II, N. Troutman, M. Collier, R. A. Brown, J. B. Basara, J. Williams, 2010: Understanding severe weather processes through spatiotemporal relational random forests. Proceedings of the NASA Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding: CIDU 2010.

Schroeder, A. J., J. B. Basara, B. G. Illston, 2010: Challenges Associated with Classifying Urban Meteorological Stations: The Oklahoma City Micronet Example. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 4, 88-100.


Arndt, D. S., J. B. Basara, R. A. McPherson, B. G. Illston, G. D. McManus, and D. B. Demko, 2009:  The overland reintensification of Tropical Storm Erin (2007). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1079-1093.

Basara, J. B., B. G. Illston, T. E. Winning, and C. A Fiebrich, 2009: Evaluation of Rainfall Measurements from the WXT510 Sensor for use in the Oklahoma City Micronet. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 3, 39-45.

Pathe, C., W. Wagner, D. Sabel, M. Doubkova, J. B. Basara, 2009: Using ENVISAT ASAR Global Model Data for Surface Soil Moisture Retrieval over Oklahoma. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, 468-480.

Pinker, R.T., D. Sun, M.P. Hung, C. Li, and J. B. Basara, 2009: Evaluation of Satellite Estimates of Land Surface Temperature from GOES over the United States. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 48, 167–180.


Arndt, D. S., J. B. Basara, R. A. McPherson, B. G. Illston, G. D. McManus, and D. B. Demko, 2009:  The overland reintensification of Tropical Storm Erin (2007). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1079-1093.

Basara, J. B., P. K. Hall, A. Schroeder, B. G. Illston, and K. L. Nemunaitis, 2008: The diurnal cycle of the urban heat island in Oklahoma City. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D20109, doi:10.1029/2008JD010311.

Gu, Y., E. Hunt, B. Wardlow, J. B. Basara, J. F. Brown, and J. P. Verdin, 2008: Evaluation and validation of MODIS NDVI and NDWI for vegetation drought monitoring using Oklahoma Mesonet soil moisture data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22401, doi:10.1029/2008GL035772.

Hocker, J. E., and J. B. Basara, 2008: A ten year spatial climatology of squall line storms across Oklahoma. Int. J. Climatol., 28, 765-775.

Hocker, J. E., and J. B. Basara, 2008: A geographic information systems based analysis of supercells across Oklahoma. J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol., 47, 1518-1538.

Illston, B. G., J. B. Basara, D. K Fisher, C. Fiebrich, K. Humes, R. Elliott, K. C. Crawford, E. Hunt, 2008: Mesoscale monitoring of soil moisture across a statewide network. J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 25, 167-182.

Swenson, S., J. Famiglietti, J. Basara, and J. Wahr, 2008: Estimating Profile Soil Moisture and Groundwater Storage Variations in  the Southern Great Plains Using GRACE Satellite Gravimetric and Oklahoma Mesonet Soil Moisture Data. Water Resources Research. 44, W01413, doi:10.1029/2007WR006057.


Basara, J. B., D. R. Cheresnick, D. Mitchell, and B. G. Illston, 2007: An analysis of Severe Hail Swaths in the Southern Plains of the United States. Trans. in GIS, 11, 531-554.

Chen, F., K. W. Manning, M. A. LeMone, S. B. Trier, J. G. Alfieri,  R. Roberts, J. Wilson, M. Tewari, D. Niyogi, T. W. Horst1, S. P. Oncley,   J. B. Basara , and P. D. Blanken, 2007: Evaluation of the Characteristics of the NCAR High-Resolution Land Data Assimilation System During IHOP-02. J. Appl. Meteor., 46, 694-713.

Hunt, E., J. B. Basara, C. Morgan, 2007: Significant Inversions and Rapid In-Situ Cooling at a Well-Sited Oklahoma Mesonet Station. J. Appl. Meteor., 46, 353-367.

McPherson, R.A., C.A. Fiebrich, K.C. Crawford, R.L. Elliott, J.R. Kilby, D.L. Grimsley, J.E. Martinez, J.B. Basara, B.G. Illston, D.A. Morris, K.A. Kloesel, S.J. Stadler, A.D. Melvin, A.J. Sutherland, H. Shrivastava, J.D. Carlson, J.M. Wolfinbarger, J.P. Bostic, and D.B. Demko, 2007: Statewide Monitoring of the Mesoscale Environment: A Technical Update on the Oklahoma Mesonet. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 24, 301–321.


Liu, Y., F. Chen, T. Warner, and J. B. Basara, 2006: Verification of a Mesoscale Data-Assimilation and Forecasting System for the Oklahoma City Area During the Joint Urban 2003 Field Project. J. Appl. Meteor.,  45, 912-929.

Niyogi, D., T. Holt, S. Zhong, P. C. Pyle, and J. B. Basara, 2006: Urban and Land Surface Effects on the 30 July 2003 MCS Event Observed in the Southern Great Plains, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19107, doi:10.1029/2005JD006746.


Cheresnick, D.R., and J. B. Basara, 2005: The Impact of Land-Atmosphere Interactions on the Benson, MN Tornado of 11 June 2001.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 86, 637-642.


Anderson, M. C.,  J. R. Mecikalski, R. D. Torn, J. M. Norman, W. L. Kustas, and J. B. Basara, 2004: Disaggregation of Regional Flux Estimates using Landsat Thermal and Visible Band Imagery. J. Hydromet., 5, 343-363.

Sun, D., R. Pinker, and J. B. Basara, 2004: Land surface temperature estimation from the next generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES M-Q. J. Applied Meteor., 43, 363-372.


Fiebrich, C. A., J E. Martinez, J. A. Brotzge, and J. B. Basara, 2003: The Oklahoma Mesonet’s skin temperature network. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 29, 1496-1504.

Illston, B. G. and J. B. Basara, 2003: Analysis of short term droughts in Oklahoma. EOS, Trans., AGU, Vol. 84, No. 17, p.157, 161.

Robock, A., L. Luo, E. F. Wood, F. Wen, K. E. Mitchell, P. R. Houser, J. C. Schaake, D. Lohmann, B. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, R. W. Higgins, R. T. Pinker, J. D. Tarpley, J. B. Basara, K. C. Crawford, 2003:  Evaluation of the North American Land Data Assimilation System over the southern Great Plains during the warm season, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8846, doi:10.1029/2002JD003245, D22.


Basara, J. B., and K. C. Crawford, 2002: Linear relationships between root-zone soil moisture and atmospheric processes in the planetary boundary layer. J. Geophys. Res., 107, (ACL 10) 1-18.


Basara, J. B., 2001:  Soil Moisture Observations for Flash Flood Research and Prediction.  In: E. Gruntfest and J. Handmer, eds., Coping with flash floods, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrect, 231-241.


Basara, J. B., and T. M. Crawford, 2000: Improved installation procedures for deep layer soil moisture measurements. J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 17, 879-884.