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 that describe individual projects or synthesize broader sets of research findings. In addition to these avenues, our research has been published 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.

2022

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Bailey, Karen M., Katie R. Hooker, Anne A. Loggins, Alex D. Potash, Donald W. Hardeman, and Robert A. McCleery. 2022. “It Pays to Get Paid: Factors Influencing Wildlife‐related Employment Success.” Wildlife Society Bulletin 46 (1).   https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1252
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Clifford, Katherine R, Amanda E Cravens, and Corrine N Knapp. 2022. “Responding to Ecological Transformation: Mental Models, External Constraints, and Manager Decision-Making.” BioScience 72 (1): 57–70. Clifford_etal_2022_RAD-resist-accept-direct-decision-making-constraints-models.pdf  https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab086
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Crausbay, Shelley D, Helen R Sofaer, Amanda E Cravens, Brian C Chaffin, Katherine R Clifford, John E Gross, Corrine N Knapp, et al. 2022. “A Science Agenda to Inform Natural Resource Management Decisions in an Era of Ecological Transformation.” BioScience 72 (1): 71–90. Crausbay_etal_2022_RAD-resist-accept-direct-science-agenda.pdf  https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab102
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Gaughan, Andrea E., Nicholas E. Kolarik, Forrest R. Stevens, Narcisa G. Pricope, Lin Cassidy, Jonathan Salerno, Karen M. Bailey, Michael Drake, Kyle Woodward, and Joel Hartter. 2022. “Using Very-High-Resolution Multispectral Classification to Estimate Savanna Fractional Vegetation Components.” Remote Sensing 14 (3): 551.   https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14030551
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Hale, K.E., A.N. Wlostowski, S.P. Anderson, *A.M. Badger, K.N. Musselman, B. Livneh, and N.P. Molotch, 2022: Streamflow sensitivity to climate warming through the lens of surface water input, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 39, 100976.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100976
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Magness, Dawn R, Linh Hoang, R Travis Belote, Jean Brennan, Wylie Carr, F Stuart Chapin, Katherine Clifford, Wendy Morrison, John M Morton, and Helen R Sofaer. 2022. “Management Foundations for Navigating Ecological Transformation by Resisting, Accepting, or Directing Social-Ecological Change.” BioScience 72 (1): 30–44.   https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab083
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    The Utah Hazard Planning Tool provides information about the historical, current risk and future projections of natural hazards in Utah. This document is designed to be used as an information resource and guide for hazard planners in Utah. Utah Hazard Planning Tool April 2022  Utah Hazard Planning Tool
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Williams, A.P., B. Livneh, K.A. McKinnon, W.D. Hansen, J.S. Mankin, B.I. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, A.M. Varuolo-Clarke, N.R. Bjarke, C.S. Juang, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2022: Growing impact of wildfire on western United States water supply, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 119(10) e2114069119.   https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2114069119

2021

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Abolafia-Rosenzweig, R., M. Pan, J.L. Zeng, and B. Livneh (2021). A remotely sensed ensemble to observe the terrestrial water budget over major global river basins, Remote Sensing of Environment, 252, 112191.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.112191
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Arens, S., L. Jameson, P. Brooks, A. Weech, C. Strong, J. Everitt, and D.E. Rosenberg (2021). Weber River Basin Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Western Water Assessment. Weber River Basin Climate Vulnerability Assessment  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Badger, *A.M., N.R. Bjarke, N. Molotch, and B. Livneh, 2021: The sensitivity of runoff generation to spatial snowpack uniformity in an alpine watershed: Green Lakes Valley, Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Station, Hydrological Processes, e14331.   https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14331
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Bjarke, N.R., B. Livneh, S. Elmendorf, N. Molotch, E. Hinckley, J. Morse, N. Emery, P. Johnson, and K. Suding, 2021: Catchment scale observations at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site, Hydrological Processes.   https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14320
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Brooks, Paul D., Andrew Gelderloos, Margaret A. Wolf, Logan R. Jamison, Courtenay Strong, D. Kip Solomon, Gabriel J. Bowen, et al. 2021. “Groundwater‐Mediated Memory of Past Climate Controls Water Yield in Snowmelt‐Dominated Catchments.” Water Resources Research 57 (10).   https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030605
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Burns, Ethan (2021). Ecological Drought in the Intermountain West. Western Water Assessment. Ecological Drought in the Intermountain West  
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Burns, Ethan (2021). The Impacts of Wildland Fire on Municipal Water Supply. Western Water Assessment. The Impacts of Wildland Fire on Municipal Water Supply  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Clifford, K. R. (2021). Problematic Exclusions: Analysis of the Clean Air Act’s Exceptional Event Rule Revisions. Society & Natural Resources, 34(2), 135-148.   https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2020.1780358
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Culler, E.S., *A.M. Badger, J.T. Minear, K.F. Tiampo, S. Zeigler, and B. Livneh, 2021: A Multi-sensor Evaluation of Precipitation Uncertainty for Landslide-triggering Storm Events, Hydrological Processes, 35(7), e14260.   https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14260
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Culler, Elsa S., Ben Livneh, Balaji Rajagopalan, and Kristy F. Tiampo (2021). A Data-Driven Evaluation of Post-Fire Landslide Susceptibility. Preprint. Landslides and Debris Flows Hazards.   https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-111
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Esit, Musa, Sanjiv Kumar, Ashutosh Pandey, David M. Lawrence, Imtiaz Rangwala, and Stephen Yeager. 2021. “Seasonal to Multi-Year Soil Moisture Drought Forecasting.” Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 4 (1): 16.   https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-021-00172-z
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Heldmyer, A.J., B. Livneh, B. Rajagopalan, and N. Molotch, 2021: Investigating the Relationship Between Peak Snow-Water Equivalent and Snow Timing Indices in the Western U.S. and Alaska, Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029395.   https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029395
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Henderson, Jen, Lisa Dilling, Rebecca Morss, Olga Wilhelmi, and Ursula Rick. 2021. “‘We Got in the Pilot Program to Learn from It:’ Features of Social Learning in Drought Contexts Along the Arkansas River in Colorado.” Weather, Climate, and Society, June.   https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-20-0120.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Hoerling, Martin, Lesley Smith, Xiao-Wei Quan, Jon Eischeid, Joseph Barsugli, and Henry F. Diaz (2021). Explaining the Spatial Pattern of U.S. Extreme Daily Precipitation Change. J. Climate, 34(7), 2759–2775.   https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0666.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Keyes, Aislyn (2021). Mobile homes and flood risk: An analysis of flood risk and historical flooding in the Intermountain West and Michigan. Western Water Assessment. Mobile homes and flood risk: An analysis of flood risk and historical flooding in the Intermountain West and Michigan  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kroepsch, A. C., and K. R. Clifford (2021). On environments of not knowing: How some environmental spaces and circulations are made inscrutable. Geoforum.   https://doi.org/10.1016/J.GEOFORUM.2021.05.009
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Musselman, Keith N., Nans Addor, Julie A. Vano, and Noah P. Molotch (2021). Winter Melt Trends Portend Widespread Declines in Snow Water Resources. Nature Climate Change 11 (5): 418–24.   https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01014-9
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Pan, Jinmei, M. T. Durand, Z. Courville, B. J. Vander Jagt, N. P. Molotch, S. A. Margulis, E. J. Kim, M. Schneebeli, and C. Mätzler (2021). Evaluation of Stereology for Snow Microstructure Measurement and Microwave Emission Modeling: A Case Study.International Journal of Digital Earth, March, 1–21.   https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2021.1902006
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Payton, E. and J. Lukas (2021). Colorado River basin climate and hydrology state of the science: A synthesis report to support water planning and management. Colorado Water, 38:1.   Climate Change and Adaptation Issue of Colorado Water, June 2021
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Payton, Elizabeth, Joel Biederman, and Marcos Robles. 2021. “Snowtography: Snowpack & Soil Moisture Monitoring Handbook.” Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado Boulder. Snowtography: Snowpack & Soil Moisture Monitoring Handbook  https://doi.org/10.25810/r9s7-4t28
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Pierce, D. W., L. Su, D. R. Cayan, M.D. Risser, B. Livneh, and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2021: An extreme-preserving long-term gridded daily precipitation data set for the conterminous United States, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 22(7), 1883-1895.   https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0212.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Schneider, Dominik, Noah P. Molotch, Jeffrey S. Deems, and Thomas H. Painter (2021). Analysis of Topographic Controls on Depletion Curves Derived from Airborne Lidar Snow Depth Data. Hydrology Research52 (1): 253–65.   https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2020.267

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