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.

2016

  • 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.
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    DeRose, R., M. Bekker, E. Allen, T. Bardsley, B. Buckley, R. Kjelgren, T. Rittnenour, and S. Wang (2015). A millennium-length reconstruction of the Bear River steamflow. Journal of Hydrology, Volume 529, Part 2, Pages 524-534   doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.014
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dickerson-Lange, S.E., J. A. Lutz., K. A. Martin, M. S. Raleigh, R. Gersonde, and J.D. Lundquist (2015). Evaluating observational methods to quantify snow duration under diverse forest canopies. Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 2, Pages 1203-1224    doi: 10.1002/2014WR01574
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Dilling, L. (2015). Adaptation. Research Handbook on Climate Governance, Ed. K. Bäckstrand and E. Lövbrand, 470-479, Edward Elgar Publishing.   doi: 10.4337/9781783470600
  • Dilling, L. (2015). Community involvement critical to adaptation, managing climate change risks. Daily Camera, May 3   Daily Camera
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., K. Lackstrom, B. Haywood, K. Dow, M. C. Lemos, J. Berggren, and S. Kalafatis (2015). What stakeholder needs tell us about enabling adaptive capacity: The intersection of context and information provision across regions in the United States. Weather, Climate, and Society, 7:(1) 5-17   doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-14-00001.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., M. E. Daly, W. R. Travis, O. V. Wilhelmi, and R. A. Klein (2015). The dynamics of vulnerability: Why adapting to climate variability will not always prepare us for climate change. WIREs Climate Change, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 413-425   doi: 10.1002/wcc.341
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Goharian, E., S. J. Burian, T. Bardsley, and C. Strong (2015). Incorporating Potential Severity into Vulnerability Assessment of Water Supply Systems under Climate Change Conditions. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 142, Issue 2   doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000579
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Gordon, E., and D. Ojima, eds. (2015). Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study. A report submitted to the Colorado Energy Office. Western Water Assessment and Colorado State University. GordonOjima2015.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Huisenga, M. T. and W. R. Travis (2015). Climate variability and the sensitivity of downstream temperature to treated wastewater discharge: A simulation analysis. Environment Systems and Decisions, 35: (1) 11-21   doi.org/10.1007/s10669-014-9532-3
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Klein, R. and L. Dilling (2015). The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center and the Decision Making Process. Western Water Assessment White Paper, October KleinDilling2015.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lapo, K., L. Hinkelman, M. S. Raleigh, and J.D. Lundquist (2015). Impact of errors in the surface radiation balance on simulations of snow water equivalent and snow surface temperature. Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 3, Pages 1649-1670   doi: 10.1002/2014WR016259
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Livneh B., R. Kumar, and L. Samaniego (2015). Influence of Soil Textural Properties on Hydrologic Fluxes in the Mississippi River Basin. Hydrological Processes, Volume 29, Issue 21, 4638–4655   doi: 10.1002/hyp.10601
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Livneh B., T.J. Bohn, D.S. Pierce, F. Munoz-Ariola, B. Nijssen, R. Vose, D. Cayan, and L.D. Brekke (2015). A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada 1950-2013, Nature Scientific Data, 2, 150042   doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.42
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Livneh, B., J.S. Deems, B. Buma, J.J. Barsugli, D. Schneider, N.P. Molotch, K. Wolter, and C.A. Wessman (2015). Catchment response to bark beetle outbreak and dust-on-snow in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Journal of Hydrology, 523, 196-210   doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.039
  • McNie, E., A. Parris, and D. Sarewitz (2015). A Typology for Assessing the Role of Users in Scientific Research. User Engagement and Scientific Research, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes   https://cspo.org/research/user-inspired-research/a-typology-for-assessing-the-role-of-users-in-scientific-research/
  • Pal, I., E. Towler, and B. Livneh (2015). Advancing the Science of Low Flows in a Changing Climate. EOS   doi:10.1029/2015EO033875
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Pepin, N., R. S. Bradley, H. F. Diaz, M. Baraer, E. B. Caceres, N. Forsythe, H. Fowler, G. Greenwood, M. Z. Hashmi, X. D. Liu, J. R. Miller, L. Ning, A. Ohmura, E. Palazzi, I. Rangwala, W. Schöner, I. Severskiy, M. Shahgedanova, M. B. Wang, S. N. Williamson, and D. Q. Yang (2015). Elevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the world. Nature Climate Change, 5: 424-430   doi: 10.1038/nclimate2563
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Raleigh, M.S., J. D. Lundquist, and M.P. Clark (2015). Exploring the impact of forcing error characteristics on physically based snow simulations within a global sensitivity analysis framework. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences, Volume 19, Issue 7, 3153-3179   doi: 10.5194/hess-19-3153-2015
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rangwala I., E. Sinsky, and J. Miller (2015). Variability in Projected Elevation Dependent Warming in Boreal Midlatitude Winter in CMIP5 Climate Models and its Potential Drivers. Climate Dynamics, Volume 46, 2115-2122   doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2692-0
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Rangwala I., N. Pepin, M. Vuille and J. Miller, (2015). Influence of Climate Variability and Large-Scale Circulation on Mountain Cryosphere. In The High-Mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks, edited by C. Huggel, J. Clague, A. Kääb and M. Carey. Chapter 2. Cambridge University Press   ISBN 978-1-107-06584-0 (Hardback)
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Rangwala, I., Bardsley, T., Pescinski, M., and J. Miller (2015). SNOTEL sensor upgrade has caused temperature record inhomogeneities for the Intermountain West: Implications for climate change impact assessments. Western Water Assessment Climate Research Briefing. Rangwalaetal2015.pdf  

2014

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Archie, K. M., L. Dilling, J. B. Milford, and F. C. Pampel (2014). Unpacking the “information barrier”: Comparing perspectives on information as a barrier to climate change adaptation in the interior mountain West. Journal of Environmental Management, 133:397-410   doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.12.015
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Averyt, K., et al. (2014). Chapter 10: Energy, Water and Land Use. In: Third National Climate Assessment (NCA), Climate Change Impacts in the United States, U.S. Global Change Research Program   https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/sectors/energy-water-and-land
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Chen, F., M. Barlage, M. Tewari, R. Rasmussen, J. M. Jin, D. Lettenmaier, B. Livneh, C. Y. Lin, G. Miguez-Macho, G. Y. Niu, L. J. Wen, and Z. L. Yang (2014). Modeling seasonal snowpack evolution in the complex terrain and forested Colorado Headwaters region: A model intercomparison study. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119 (24) 13795-13819   doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022167
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Chen, Y., C. Naud, I. Rangwala, C. Landry, and J. Miller (2014). Comparison of the sensitivity of surface downward longwave radiation to changes in water vapor at two high elevation sites. Environmental Research Letters, 9(11): 114015   doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114015
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Cozzetto, K., J. Nania, et al. (2014). Considerations for Climate Change and Variability, Adaptation on the Navajo Nation. University of Colorado Boulder. 212 pp Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Dilling, L., and J. Berggren (2014). What do stakeholders need to manage for climate change and vulnerability? A document-based analysis from the Intermountain West region of the U.S. Regional Environmental Change, 15 (4): 657–67   doi: 10.1007/s10113-014-0668-y

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