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.

2015

  • 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
  • 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

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