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.

2018

  • 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
  • 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  

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