Publications

At Western Water Assessment, we communicate the results of our research and provide other climate-related information through several types of publications. Peer-reviewed scientific journals are an important outlet for sharing our new work with our research colleagues and with stakeholders. We have also produced a number of WWA reports and white papers which report on one project, or synthesize a broader set research findings. Our research has also been conveyed in book chapters, special reports released by other organizations, and in conference proceedings. As part of our Intermountain West Climate Summary climate digest, since 2005 we have published several dozen short articles on WWA research, relevant research projects led by others, and climate information resources.

2019

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Page, R. and L. Dilling (2019). The Critical Role of Communities of Practice and Peer Learning in Scaling Hydroclimatic Information Adoption. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11, 851-862, September 24.   doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0130.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Rangwala, I. and M. Hobbins (2019). Flash Droughts in the Mountain West: Emerging Risks under a Warmer Climate. Mountain Views: Chronicles of the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains, May, 34-37.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Raseman, W.J., J. Jacobson, and J.R. Kasprzyk (2019). Parasol: An open source, interactive parallel coordinates library for multi-objective decision making. Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 116: 153-163.   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.005
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Smith, R., J. Kasprzyk, and L. Dilling (2019). Testing the potential of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms (MOEAs) with Colorado water managers. Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 117, 149-163.   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.011
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Smith, R.M., J.R. Kasprzyk, and R. Balaji (2019). Using multivariate regression trees and multiobjective tradeoff sets to reveal fundamental insights about water resources systems. Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 120: 104498.   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104498
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Williams, T.M. and W.R. Travis (2019). Evaluating Alternative Drought Indicators in a Weather Index Insurance Instrument. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11 (3): 629–49.   doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0107.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Yocum, H.M. and A.J. Ray (2019). Climate Information to Support Wildlife Management in the North Central United States. Regional Environmental Change, 19 (4): 1187–99.   doi: 10.1007/s10113-019-01474-y

2018

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Averyt, K., J.D. Derner, L. Dilling, R. Guerrero, L. Joyce, S. McNeeley, E. McNie, J. Morisette, D. Ojima, R. O'Malley, D. Peck, A.J. Ray, M. Reeves, and W. Travis (2018). Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 891-898.   doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0183.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Badger, A.M., B. Livneh, Hoerling, M.P., and J.K. Eischeid (2018). Understanding the 2011 Upper Missouri River Basin floods in the context of a changing climate. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 19, 110-123.   doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2018.08.004
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Barnhart, B.L., H.E. Golden, J.R. Kasprzyk, J.J. Pauer, C.E. Jones, K.A. Sawicz, N. Hoghooghi, M. Simon, R.B. McKane, P.M. Mayer, A.N. Piscopo, D.L. Ficklin, J.J. Halama, P.B. Pettus, and B. Rashleigh (2018). Embedding co-production and addressing uncertainty in watershed modeling decision-support tools: Successes and challenges. Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 109: 368-379.   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.025
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Berggren, J. (2018). Utilizing sustainability criteria to evaluate river basin decision-making: The case of the Colorado River Basin. Regional Environmental Change, May 23.   doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1354-2
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Clifford, K.R. and W.R. Travis (2018). Knowing climate as a social-ecological-atmospheric construct. Global Environmental Change, Volume 49, pp. 1–9.   doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.12.007
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Dilling, L., K. Clifford, E. McNie, J. Lukas, and U. Rick (2018). Making Research More Usable at CU Boulder. Western Water Assessment Report, February, 26 pp. Making Research More Usable at CU Boulder.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., M.E. Daly, D.A. Kenney, R. Klein, K. Miller, A.J. Ray, W.R. Travis, and O. Wilhelmi (2018). Drought in urban water systems: Learning lessons for climate adaptive capacity. Climate Risk Management.   doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.11.001
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., R. Morss, and O. Wilhelmi (2018). Learning to Expect Surprise: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Beyond. Journal of Extreme Events, Vol. 4, No. 3.   doi: 10.1142/S2345737617710014
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Friedrich, K., R. Grossman, J. Huntington, P. Blanken, J. Lenters, K. Holman, D. Gochis, B. Livneh, J. Prairie, E. Skeie, N. Healey, K. Dahm, C. Pearson, T. Finnessey, S. Hook, and T. Kowalski (2018). Reservoir Evaporation in the Western United States: Current Science, Challenges, and Future Needs. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(1), 167-187.   doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00224.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Hein C.J., S. Gopalakrishnan, J.E. Ten Hoeve, B. Livneh, H.D. Adams, E.L. Marino, and S.C. Weiler (2018). Overcoming Early Career Barriers to Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change, 9(5) e530.   doi: 10.1002/wcc.530
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Henderson, J. (2018). Unintended Consequences of Drought Planning Along the Arkansas River in Colorado. Colorado Water, 35 (2) 10-14.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Jennings, K.S., T. Winchell, B. Livneh, and N.P. Molotch (2018). Spatial variation of the rain-snow temperature threshold across the Northern Hemisphere. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1148.   doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03629-7
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kasprzyk, J.R., R.M. Smith, A.S. Stillwell, K. Madani, D. Ford, D. McKinney, and S. Sorooshian (2018). Defining the role of water resources systems analysis in a changing future. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 144(12).   doi: 10.3390/rs10121945
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lukas, J. (2018). A Brief Overview of Drought Monitoring Indicators and Resources for Colorado. Colorado Water, 35 (2) 22-25.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Mahoney, J., J. Lukas, and M. Mueller (2018). Considering Climate Change in the Estimation of Extreme Precipitation for Dam Safety. VI of the Colorado – New Mexico Regional Extreme Precipitation Study, November, 57 pp. Considering Climate Change in the Estimation of Extreme Precipitation for Dam Safety.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Painter, T.H., S.M. Skiles, J.S. Deems, W.T. Brandt, and J. Dozier (2018). Variation in Rising Limb of Colorado River Snowmelt Runoff Hydrograph Controlled by Dust Radiative Forcing in Snow. Geophysical Research Letters.   doi: 10.1002/2017GL075826
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Shrum, T. R., W. R., Travis, T. M. Williams, and E. Lih (2018). Managing climate risks on the ranch with limited drought information. Climate Risk Management, February 22.   doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.01.002
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Small, E.E., A.M. Badger., R. Abolafia-Rosenzweig, and B. Livneh (2018). Estimating soil evaporation using drying rates determined from satellite-based soil moisture records. Remote Sensing, 10(12), 1945.   doi: 10.3390/rs10121945
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Smith, R., J. Kasprzyk, and L. Basdekas (2018). Experimenting with Water Supply Planning Objectives Using the Eldorado Utility Planning Model Multireservoir Testbed. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144 (8): 04018046.   doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000962

2017

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Baker, E., T. H. Painter, D. Schneider, A. Meddens, J. A. Hicke, and N. P. Molotch (2017). Quantifying insect-related forest mortality with the remote sensing of snow. Remote Sensing of Environment, 188: 26-36   doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.001 - 9905
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Buma, B. and B. Livneh (2017). Key landscape and biotic indicators of watersheds sensitivity to forest disturbance identified using remote sensing and historical hydrography data. Environmental Research Letters, 12(7), 074028,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa7091
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Derner, J., D. Briske, M. Reeves, T. Brown-Brandl, M. Meehan, D. Blumenthal, W. Travis, D. Augustine, H. Wilmer, D. Scasta, J. Hendrickson, J. Volesky, L. Edwards, D. Peck (2017). Vulnerability of grazing and confined livestock in the Northern Great Plains to projected mid- and late-twenty-first century climate. Climatic Change,   doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-2029-6
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dewes C.F., I. Rangwala, J. J. Barsugli, M.T. Hobbins, and S. Kumar (2017). Drought risk assessment under climate change is sensitive to methodological choices for the estimation of evaporative demand. PLoS ONE 12(3),   doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174045

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