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.

2017

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., E. Pizzi, J. Berggren, A. Ravikumar, and K. Andersson (2017). Drivers of adaptation: Responses to weather- and climate-related hazards in 60 local governments in the Intermountain Western U.S., Environment and Planning A, 1-21,   http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2017.02.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Hallar, A.G., N.P. Molotch, J. Hand, B. Livneh, I.B. McCubbin, R. Petersen, J. Michalsky, and D. Lowenthal (2017). Impacts of Increasing Aridity and Wildfires on Aerosol Loading in the Intermountain Western U.S., Environmental Research Letters, 12(1), 014006,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa510a
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Houle, E.S., B. Livneh, and J.R. Kasprzyk (2017). Exploring Snow Model Parameter Sensitivity Using Sobol' Variance Decomposition. Environmental Model and Software, 89, 144–158,   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.024
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Lukas, J., M. Hobbins, and I. Rangwala (2017). The EDDI User Guide. Evaporative Demand Drought Index.   https://psl.noaa.gov/eddi/pdf/EDDI_UserGuide_v1.0.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Marlier, M.E., M. Xiao, R. Engel, B. Livneh, J.T. Abatsoglou, and D.P. Lettenmaier (2017). The 2015 drought in Washington State: A harbinger of things to come?, Environmental Research Letters, 12 114008,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa8fde
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    McCurdy, A.D. and W.R. Travis (2017). Simulated climate adaptation in storm-water systems: Evaluating the efficiency of within-system flexibility. Climate Risk Management,   doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2017.12.002
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    McCurdy, A.D. and W.R. Travis (2017). Simulated climate adaptation in stormwater systems: Evaluating the efficiency of adaptation strategies. Environment Systems and Decisions, 1-16, February 13,   doi: 10.1007/s10669-017-9631-z
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Raseman, W.J., J.R. Kasprzyk, F.L. Rosario-Ortiz, J.R. Stewart, and B. Livneh (2017). Emerging Investigators Series: A Critical Review of Decision Support Systems for Water Treatment: Making the Case for Incorporating Climate Change and Climate Extremes. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3 (1): 18–36,   doi: 10.1039/C6EW00121A
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Rice, J., T. Bardsley, P. Gomben, D. Bambrough, S. Weems, S. Leahy, C. Plunkett, C. Condrat, and L. A. Joyce (2017). Assessment of Watershed Vulnerability to Climate Change for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Ashley National Forests, Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-362. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p. Assessment of Watershed Vulnerability to Climate Change for the Uinta-WasatchCache and Ashley National Forests, Utah.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Smith, R., J. Kasprzyk, and L. Dilling (2017). Participatory Framework for Assessment and Improvement of Tools (ParFAIT): Increasing the impact and relevance of water management decision support research.Environmental Modelling & Software, 95, 432-446,   doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.05.004
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Sofaer, H.R., J.J. Barsugli, C.S. Jarnevich, J.T. Abatzoglou, M.K. Talbert, B.W. Miller, and J.T. Morisette (2017). Designing Ecological Climate Change Impact Assessments to Reflect Key Climatic Drivers. Global Change Biology, 23 (7): 2537–53,   doi: 10.1111/gcb.13653
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Stewart, J.S., B. Livneh, J.R. Kasprzyk, J.T. Minear, B. Rajagopalan, and W.J. Raseman (2017). A multi-algorithm approach to land surface modeling of suspended sediment in the Colorado Front Range. Journal of Advances in Models Earth Systems, 9(7), 2526-2544,   doi: 10.1002/2017MS001120
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Wall, T.U., E. McNie, and G.M. Garfin (2017). Use-inspired science: Making science usable by and useful to decision makers. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Special Issue: Translational ecology, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 551-559,   doi: 10.1002/fee.1735

2016

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Barnhart, T., N. P. Molotch, B. Livneh, A. Harpold, J. Knowles, and D. Schneider (2016). Snowmelt rate dictates streamflow. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(15): 8006-8016   doi: 10.1002/2016GL069690
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Burnham, M., Z. Ma., J. Endter-Wada, and T. Bardsley (2016). Water Management Decision Making in the Face of Multiple Forms of Uncertainty and Risk. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Volume 52, Issue 6, Pages 1366-1384   doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12459
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Cheng L., M.P. Hoerling, A. AghaKouchak, B. Livneh, and X-W. Qian (2016). How Has Human-Induced Climate Change Affected California Drought Risk?, Journal of Climate, 29, 111–120   doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0260.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., K. C. Kelsey, D. P. Fernandez, Y. D. Huang, J. B. Milford, and J. C. Neff (2016). Managing Carbon on Federal Public Lands: Opportunities and Challenges in Southwestern Colorado. Environmental Management, Volume 58, Pages 283-296   doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0714-2
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Finnessey, T., M. Hayes, J, Lukas, and M. Svoboda (2016). Using climate information for drought planning. Climate Research, Vol. 70, Pages 251-263   doi: 10.3354/cr01406
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Gordon, E., L. Dilling, E. McNie, and A. Ray (2016). Navigating scales of knowledge and decision-making in the Intermountain West: Implications for science policy. Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, Ed. A. Parris and G. Garfin, 235-254, Wiley and Sons.   http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2016.20.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kirchhoff, C. and L. Dilling (2016). The role of U.S. states in facilitating effective water governance under stress and change. Water Resources Research, Volume 52, Issue 4, Pages 2951-2964   doi: 10.1002/2015WR018431
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Livneh B. and M.P. Hoerling (2016). The Physics of Drought in the U.S. Central Great Plains. Journal of Climate, Volume 29, Issue 18, Pages 6783-6804   doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0697.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Lukas, J., E. McNie, T. Bardsley, J. Deems, and N. Molotch (2016). Snowpack Monitoring for Streamflow Forecasting and Drought Planning. Western Water Assessment report to NIDIS. Lukasetal2016.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    McNie, E. C., A. Parris, and D. Sarewitz (2016). Improving the public value of science: A typology to inform discussion, design and implementation of research. Research Policy, Vol. 45, Issue 4, pp. 884-895   doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2016.01.004
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Meadow, A., E. McNie, J. Berggren, R. Norton, B. McMahan, G. Owen, and L. Rae (2016). NOAA Western Region: Climate Service Providers Database Development and Preliminary Analysis. Western Water Assessment, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, 18 pages Meadowetal2016.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Raleigh, M.S., B. Livneh, K. Lapo, and J.D. Lundquist (2016). How does availability of meteorological forcing data impact physically-based snowpack simulations? Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 99-120   doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0235.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Rangwala, I., C. Dewes, and J. Barsugli (2016). High Resolution Climate Modeling for Regional Adaptation. EOS, Vol. 97   doi: 10.1029/2016EO048615
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Schneider, D., and N. P. Molotch (2016). Real-time estimation of snow water equivalent in the Upper Colorado River Basin using MODIS-based SWE reconstructions and SNOTEL data. Water Resources Research, 52(10): 7892-7910   doi: 10.1002/2016WR019067 - 9916
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Simpson, C., L. Dilling, K. Dow, K. Lackstrom, M.C. Lemos, and R. Riley (2016). Assessing needs and decision contexts: RISA approaches to engagement research, in: Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, Ed. A. Parris and G. Garfin3-26, Wiley and Sons. ISBN: 9781118474792   http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2016.19.pdf
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Woodhouse, C. A., J. J. Lukas, K. Morino, D. M. Meko, and K. K. Hirschboeck (2016). Using the past to plan for the future – The value of paleoclimate reconstructions for water resource planning. In Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate, edited by K. Miller, A. Hamlet, D. Kenney, and K. Redmond. CRC Press, 452 pages   doi.org/10.1201/b19534

2015

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Buma B. and B. Livneh (2015). Potential effects of forest disturbances and management on water resources in a warmer climate. Forest Science, Volume 61, Issue 5, Pages 895–903   doi: 10.5849/forsci.14-164.

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