Joe is the primary developer of the boundary layer and surface layer schemes used in the operational Rapid Refresh (RAP) and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) forecast systems. Joe also contributes to the development of the gravity wave drag suite, radiation-cloud coupling, horizontal diffusion, and the development of several model diagnostics.
Outside of work, Joe is often mountain biking, walking/playing with his dog (Huxley), reading (usually non-fiction), or enjoying full-bodied spicy red wine.
Boundary layer meteorology
Scale-adaptive turbulent mixing/transport
Gravity wave drag representation
Ph.D., Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, Stony Brook University, 2007
Olson, Joseph B. and coauthors (2019): Improving wind energy forecasting through numerical weather prediction model development. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 2201–2220, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0040.1.
Olson, Joseph B., J. S. Kenyon, W. M. Angevine, J. M. Brown, M. Pagowski, and K. Sušelj (2019): A
description of the MYNN-EDMF scheme and coupling to other components in WRF-ARW. NOAA
Technical Memorandum, OAR GSD, 61, pp. 37, doi:10.25923/n9wm-be49.
Shaw, William, L. K. Berg, J. Cline, C. Draxl, E. Grimit, J. K. Lundquist, M. Marquis, J. McCaa, Joseph B. Olson, C. Sivaraman, J. Sharp, and J. M. Wilczak (2019): The second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): General overview. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100(9), 1687-1699. doi.org:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0036.1.
Pichugina, Yelena, R. Banta, T. Bonin, A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, B. McCarty, J. Fernando,
J. Kenyon, R. Krishnamurthy, M. Marquis, Joseph B. Olson, J. Sharp, and M. Stoelinga (2019): Spatial variability of winds and HRRR-NCEP model error statistics at three doppler-lidar sites in the wind-energy generation region of the Columbia River Basin. J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., 58, 1633–1656, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0244.1
Wilczak, James M. and coauthors (2019): The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): Observational Field Campaign. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100(9), 1701-1723.