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.

2014

  • Gordon, E., Pugh, E., and B. Livneh (2014). Bark Beetles: Cause for Concern in Snowy Western Watersheds? Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kenney, D. S. (2014). Understanding utility disincentives to water conservation as a means of adapting to climate change pressures. Journal of American Water Works Association, 106(1)   doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2014.106.0008
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Kenney, D., and A. Kuranz. (2014). Media Treatment of 'Climate Change' in Shaping Colorado River Problems and Solutions. Western Water Assessment White Paper. Media Treatment of ‘Climate Change’ in Shaping Colorado River Problems and Solutions.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. Mocko, R. Reichle, Y. Q. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. L. Xia, M. Ek, G. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh (2014). Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture and Snow Depth Retrievals for Drought Estimation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15 (6) 2446-2469   doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-0132.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Landry, C.C., K.A. Buck, M.S. Raleigh, and M.P. Clark (2014). Mountain system monitoring at Senator Beck Basin, San Juan Mountains, Colorado: A new integrative data source to develop and evaluate models of snow and hydrologic processes. Water Resources Research, 50   doi: 10.1002/2013WR013711
  • Livneh, B., E. Marino and J. E. Ten Hoeve (2014). Emerging Ideas and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change. Eos Trans DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium, 95 (7)   doi: 10.1002/2014EO070006
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Livneh, B., J. S. Deems, D. Schneider, J. J. Barsugli, and N. P. Molotch (2014). Filling in the gaps: Inferring spatially distributed precipitation from gauge observations over complex terrain. Water Resources Research, 50 (11) 8589-8610   doi: 10.1002/2014WR015442
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Lukas, J., Barsugli, J., Doesken, N., Rangwala, I., and K. Wolter, (2014). Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation. A Report for the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Western Water Assessment, 114 pp. Climate_Change_CO_Report_2014_FINAL.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lundquist J., M. Hughes, B. Henn, E. D. Gutmann, B. Livneh, J. Dozier, and P. Neiman (2014). High-elevation precipitation patterns: using snow measurements to diagnose when and why gridded datasets succeed or fail across the Sierra Nevada. California Journal of Hydrometeorology, January.   https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-15-0019.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    McNie, E. (2014). Evaluation of the NIDIS Upper Colorado River Basin Drought Early Warning System. Western Water Assessment, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, November. Evaluation of the Nidis Upper Colorado River Basin Drought Early Warning System.pdf  
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    McNie, E. (2014). The Utah Model Report. Western Water Assessment Report. The Utah Model Report.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Mulvaney, K. K., C. J. Foley, T. O. Höök, E. C. McNie, and L. S. Prokopy (2014). Identifying useful climate change information needs for Great Lakes Fisheries Managers. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40 (3) 590-598, September.   doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2014.06.002
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Naud C., I. Rangwala, M. Xu and J.A. Miller (2014). A satellite view of the radiative impact of clouds on surface downward fluxes in the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology,   doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-1114-0183.1171
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Perrot, D., N. P. Molotch, K. Musselman, and E. Pugh (2014). Modelling the effects of the mountain pine beetle on snowmelt in a subalpine forest. Ecohydrology, 7(2): 226-241,   doi: 10.1002/eco.1329 - 6724
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Ralph, F. M., M. Dettinger, A. White, D. Reynolds, D. Cayan, T. Schneider, R. Cifelli, K. Redmond, M. Anderson, F. Gherke, J. Jones, K. Mahoney, S. Gutman, V. Chandresekar, J. Lundquist, N. P. Molotch, L. Brekke, R. Pulwarty, J. Horel, L. Schick, A. Edman, P. Mote, J. Abatzoglou, R. Pierce, and G. Wick (2014). A vision for future observations for Western U.S. extreme precipitation and flooding. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 153(1): 16-32,   doi: 10.1111/j.1936-704X.2014.03176.x - 9915
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Travis, W. R. (2014). Weather and climate extremes: Pacemakers of adaptation?, Weather and Climate Extremes, Vol. 5-6, 29-39, September.   doi: 10.1016/j.wace.2014.08.001
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Travis, W. R. and B. Bates (2014). What is climate risk management?, Climate Risk Management, Vol. 1, 1-4,   doi: 10.1016/j.crm.2014.02.003

2013

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Averyt, K., J. Macknick, J. Rogers, N. Madden, J. Fisher, J. Meldrum, and R. Newmark (2013). Water use for electricity in the United States: an analysis of reported and calculated water use information for 2008. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1).   http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015001
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Averyt, K., J. Meldrum, P. Caldwell, G. Sun, S. McNulty, A. Huber-Lee, and N. Madden (2013). Sectoral contributions to surface water stress in the coterminous United States. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, No. 3,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035046
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Averyt, K., L. D. Brekke, D. E. Busch, L. Kaatz, L. Welling, and E. H. Hartge (2013). Moving Forward with Imperfect Information. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 436–461. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch19.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Bardsley, T., A. Wood, M. Hobbins, T. Kirkham, L. Briefer, J. Niermeyer, and S. Burian (2013). Planning for an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment toward Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply. Earth Interactions, Vol. 17(23), 1-26, October,   doi: 10.1175/2012EI000501.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Bryant, A., T. H. Painter, J. S. Deems, and S. M. Bender (2013). Impact of dust radiative forcing in snow on accuracy of operational runoff prediction in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40, 3945-3949,   doi: 10.1002/grl.50773
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Buma, B., E. T. Pugh, and C.A. Wessman (2013). Effect of the current major insect outbreaks on decadal phenological and LAI trends in Southern Rocky Mountain Forests. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(20): 7429-7274,   https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2013.817717
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Busch, D. E., L. D. Brekke, K. Averyt, A. Jardine, and L. Welling (2013). Research Strategies for Addressing Uncertainties. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 462–482. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch20.pdf
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Cayan, D., M. Tyree, K. E. Kunkel, C. Castro, A. Gershunov, J. Barsugli, A. J. Ray, J. Overpeck, M. Anderson, J. Russell, B. Rajagopalan, I. Rangwala, and P. Duffy (2013). Future Climate: Projected Averages. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 101–125. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch6.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Cozzetto, K., K. Chief, K. Dittmer, M. Brubaker, R. Gough, K. Souza, F. Ettawageshik, S. Wotkyns, S. Opitz-Stapleton, S. Duren, and P. Chavan (2013). Climate change impacts on the water resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the US. Climatic Change, Vol. 120, Issue 3, 569-584.   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0852-y
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Deems, J.S., T. H. Painter, J. J. Barsugli, J. Belnap, and B. Udall (2013). Combined impacts of current and future dust deposition and regional warming on Colorado River Basin snow dynamics and hydrology. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 4401-4413,   https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-17-4401-2013
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Dilling, L. and R. Romsdahl (2013). Promoting Adaptation Success in Natural Resource Management Through Decision Support: Lessons from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regions. In: S. Moser and M. Boykoff (eds.), Successful Adaptation to Climate Change, Routledge, pp. 180-185.   https://www.routledge.com/Successful-Adaptation-to-Climate-Change-Linking-Science-and-Policy-in-a/Moser-Boykoff/p/book/9780415525008
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Gershunov, A., B. Rajagopalan, J. Overpeck, K. Guirguis, D. Cayan, M. Hughes, M. Dettinger, C. Castro, R. E. Schwartz, M. Anderson, A. J. Ray, J. Barsugli, T. Cavazos, and M. Alexander (2013). Future Climate: Projected Extremes. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 126–147. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch7.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Grafton, R.Q., J. Pittock, R. Davis, J. Williams, G. Fu, M. Warburton, B. Udall, R. McKenzie, X. Yu, N. Che, D. Connell, Q. Jiang, T. Kompas, A. Lynch, R. Norris, H. Possingham, and J. Quiggin (2013). Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance. Nature Climate Change, 3, 315–321,   doi: 10.1038/nclimate1746

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