Publications Using CoCoRaHS Data

These peer reviewed publications are instances where CoCoRaHS data contributed to the research and were cited in the bibliography:


Joseph, Naveen et al., 2022: Evaluating the impact of turbidity, precipitation, and land use on nutrient levels and atrazine concentrations in Illinois surface water as determined by citizen scientists, The Science of the total environment, 158081. 16 Aug. 2022.

Elmore, K. L., Allen, J. T., & Gerard, A. E., 2022 : Sub-Severe and Severe Hail, American Meteorological Society, Weather and Forecasting, 37(8), 1357-1369.


Spaccio, Jessica, Arthur DeGaetano, and Nolan Doesken, 2021: COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Result in a Decrease in the Number of Missing Daily Precipitation Observations, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102, 3 (2021): 207-209


Goble, Peter E., Nolan J. Doesken, Imke Durre, Russ S. Schumacher, Abigail Stewart, and Julian Turner, 2020: Strength in Numbers: Daily Precipitation Extremes over CONUS, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, 8 (2020): E679-E682


Smith, Kelly Helm, 2019: Drought Impacts: Detecting Deviation from Expectation across Space and Time. ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. October, 2019, AAI27547805.

Goble, Peter E., Nolan J. Doesken, Imke Durre, Russ S. Schumacher, Abigail Stewart, and Julian Turner, 2019: Who Received the Most Rain Today?: An Analysis of Daily Precipitation Extremes in the Contiguous United States Using CoCoRaHS and COOP Reports, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, 6 (2019): E710-E719.

Grieser, J. and M. Hill, 2019: How to Express Hail Intensity—Modeling the Hailstone Size Distribution. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 58, 2329–2345,

Friedrich, K., R. Wallace, B. Meier, N. Rydell, W. Deierling, E. Kalina, B. Motta, P. Schlatter, T. Schlatter, and N. Doesken, 2019: CHAT: The Colorado Hail Accumulation from Thunderstorms Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 459–471,, published online: April, 2019.

Wallace, R., K. Friedrich, E.A. Kalina, and P. Schlatter, 2019: Using Operational Radar to Identify Deep Hail Accumulations from Thunderstorms. Wea. Forecasting, 34, 133–150,, published online: Jan, 2019.

Debbage, N. and J.M. Shepherd, 2019: Urban Influences on the Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Runoff and Precipitation during the 2009 Atlanta Flood. J. Hydrometeor., 20, 3–21,, published online: Jan, 2019.


Lin, P., L.J. Hopper, Z. Yang, M. Lenz, and J.W. Zeitler, 2018: Insights into Hydrometeorological Factors Constraining Flood Prediction Skill during the May and October 2015 Texas Hill Country Flood Events. J. Hydrometeor., 19, 1339–1361,, published August, 2018.

Spies, R.R., Over, T.M., and Ortel, T.W., 2018, Comparison of NEXRAD multisensor precipitation estimates to rain gage observations in and near DuPage County, Illinois, 2002–12: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1061, 30 p.,

Earl, R., Bosarge, J., Wooten, H., Hedgepeth, S. and Joel Sherrouse, 2018: Relationship of Flood Peaks to 24-Hour Rainfall in the eastern Texas Hill Country, South-Central Texas. The Geographical Bulletin 59: 87-102.

East, A. E., Stevens, A. W., Ritchie, A. C., Barnard, P. L., Campbell-Swarzenski, P., Collins, B. D., and Conaway, C. H., 2018. A regime shift in sediment export from a coastal watershed during a record wet winter, California: Implications for landscape response to hydroclimatic extremes. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 43: 2562– 2577., published May, 2018.


Duchon, C.E., Christopher A. Fiebrich and Bradley G. Illston, 2017: Observing the May 2015 Record Rainfall at Norman, Oklahoma, Using Various Methods. Journal of Hydrometeorology, published online 28 Nov, 2017.

Appels, Willemijn M., Bradford, Lori, Chun, Kwok P., Coles, Anna E., and Graham Strickert, 2017: DIY Meteorology - Use of Citizen Science to Monitor Snow Dynamics in a Data-Sparce City. Facets, published online 26 Sept, 2017.

Mattingly, K.S., Lynne Seymour and Paul W. Miller, 2017.  Estimates of Extreme Precipitation Frequency Derived from Spatially Dense Rain Gauge Observations: A Case Study of Two Urban Areas in the Colorado Front Range Region. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Vol. 107, Iss. 6, 2017.

Suriano Z.J., Leathers D.J., 2017. Synoptically classified lake-effect snowfall trends to the lee of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Clim Res 74:1-13.

Cocks, S.B., J. Zhang, S.M. Martinaitis, Y. Qi, B. Kaney, and K. Howard, 2017: MRMS QPE Performance East of the Rockies during the 2014 Warm Season. J. Hydrometeor., 18, 761–775,

Curtis, M. B., 2017: A synoptic and mesoscale analysis of heavy rainfall at Portland, ME 13-14 August 2014. J. Operational Meteor., 5 (7), 78-86, doi:


Millar, Susan W.S., 2016: Plowing Paradise: Snow Clearing and Urban Solar Radiation Absorption. Physical Geography, Volume 38, pp. 197-209.

Daria Kluver, Tom Mote, Daniel Leathers, Gina R. Henderson, Weihan Chan, and David A. Robinson, 2016: Creation and Validation of a Comprehensive 1° by 1° Daily Gridded North American Dataset for 1900–2009: Snowfall. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, 857–871, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0027.1.


Smith, B. K., J. A. Smith, M. L. Baeck, and A. J. Miller (2015), Exploring storage and runoff generation processes for urban flooding through a physically based watershed model, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016085.

Bunkers, M. J., M. Smith, D. Driscoll, and G. Hoogestraat, 2015:
Hydrologic response for a high-elevation storm in the South Dakota Black Hills. NOAA/NWS Rapid City, SD, Internal Report. 2015-01, 21 pp.

DeGaetano, A., B. Belcher, and W. Noon, 2015: Temporal and Spatial Interpolation of the Standardized Precipitation Index for Computational Efficiency in the Dynamic Drought Index Tool. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0088.1

Chen, Roger B. and Hani S. Mahmassani, 2015: Let it Rain: Weather Effects on Activity Stress and Scheduling Behavior. Travel Behaviour and Society 2 (2015) pp. 55-64


Jian Zhang, Youcun Qi, Carrie Langston, Brian Kaney, and Kenneth Howard, 2014: A Real-Time Algorithm for Merging Radar QPEs with Rain Gauge Observations and Orographic Precipitation Climatology. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1794–1809.

Schwartz, Craig S., 2014: Reproducing the September 2013 Record-Breaking Rainfall over the Colorado Front Range with High-Resolution WRF Forecasts; Weather and Forecasting, Vol. 29, Issue 2, April, 2014, pp. 393-402

Sugg, J. W., Perry, L. B., Hall, D. K., Riggs, G. A. and Badurek, C. A., 2014, Satellite Perspectives on the Spatial Patterns of New Snowfall in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hydrol. Process., 28: 4602–4613. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10196

Martinaitis, S. M., Y. Qi, S. Cocks, L. Tang, B. Kaney, J. Zhang, and K. Howard, 2014: Improving MRMS Q3 Precipitation Estimation in the Western United States: Preliminary Results. Extended Abstract, 39th Natl. Wea. Assoc. Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, D3.4.


Nicholas Grant, Laurel Saito, Mark Weltz, Mark Walker, Christopher Daly, Kelley Stewart, and Christo Morris, 2013: Instrumenting Wildlife Water Developments to Collect Hydrometeorological Data in Remote Western U.S. Catchments. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 1161–1170. 

Grant, Nicholas, and Laurel Saito. "Linking wildlife, water, and climate." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2013).

Sueltenfuss, Jeremy P., David J. Cooper, Richard L. Knight, and Reagan M. Waskom. "The Creation and Maintenance of Wetland Ecosystems from Irrigation Canal and Reservoir Seepage in a Semi-Arid Landscape." Wetlands (2013): 1-12.


Molthan, Andrew and Justin M. Arnott, 2012: Comparing Physics Scheme Performance for a Lake Effect Snowfall Event in Northern Lower Michigan. Conference Paper, 2012 Great Lakes Operational Meteorology; 14-16 Apr. 2012; Chicago, Il.

Lane, John E., Nolan J. Doesken, Takis C. Kasparis, and David W. Sharp. "Analysis of the March 30, 2011 Hail Event at Shuttle Launch Pad 39A." (2012).

Boney, Holly and Christy, Matthew, "GIS Mapping and Analysis of Lake-Effect Snowfall Patterns in Indiana and SW Michigan" (2012). Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship. Paper 136.

Durkee, Joshua D., Lee Campbell, Kyle Berry, Dustin Jordan, Gregory Goodrich, Rezaul Mahmood, and Stuart Foster. "A Synoptic Perspective of the Record 1-2 May 2010 Mid-South Heavy Precipitation Event." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93, no. 5 (2012): 611-620.

Fang, Tianfang Bernie, and Yongmei Lu. "Personal real-time air pollution exposure assessment methods promoted by information technological advances." Annals of GIS 18, no. 4 (2012): 279-288.

Wolfe, Jonathan P., and Jefferson R. Snider. "A Relationship between Reflectivity and Snow Rate for a High-Altitude S-Band Radar." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 51, no. 6 (2012): 1111-1128.

Kelly, G. M., B. F. Taubman, L. B. Perry, J. P. Sherman, P. T. Soulé, and P. J. Sheridan. "Relationships between aerosols and precipitation in the southern Appalachian Mountains." International Journal of Climatology (2012).

Sharma, Suresh, Sabahattin Isik, Puneet Srivastava, and Latif Kalin. "Deriving Spatially-Distributed Precipitation Data Using the Artificial Neural Network and Multi-Linear Regression Models." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (2012).

Sherman-Morris, Kathleen, Charles L. Wax, and Michael E. Brown. Mississippi Weather and Climate. University Press of Mississippi, (2012).

Kelleners, T. J., and A. K. Verma. "Modeling Carbon Dioxide Production and Transport in a Mixed-Grass Rangeland Soil." Vadose Zone Journal 11, no. 3 (2012).

Story, Gregory J. "12 Estimating Precipitation from WSR-88D Observations and Rain Gauge Data." Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches (2012): 281.

Hopper Jr, Larry J., and Courtney Schumacher. "Modeled and Observed Variations in Storm Divergence and Stratiform Rain Production in Southeastern Texas." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 69, no. 4 (2012): 1159-1181.

2011 and Prior

Shepherd, Marshall, T. L. Mote, John Dowd, Mike Roden, Pamela Knox, Steven C. McCutcheon, and Steven E. Nelson. "An overview of synoptic and mesoscale factors contributing to the disastrous Atlanta flood of 2009." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92, no. 7 (2011): 861-870