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.

2014

  • 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
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Hoerling, M. P., M. Dettinger, K. Wolter, J. Lukas, J. Eischeid, R. Nemani, B. Liebmann, and K. E. Kunkel (2013). Present Weather and Climate: Evolving Conditions. 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, 74–100. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch5_0.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kunkel, K.E., T. R. Karl, H. Brooks, J, Kossin, J. H. Lawrimore, D. Arndt, L. Bosart, D. Changnon, S. L. Cutter, N. Doesken, K. Emanuel, P. Y. Groisman, R. W. Katz, T. Knutson, J. O'Brien, C. J., Paciorek, T. C. Peterson, K. Redmond, D. Robinson, J. Trapp, R. Vose, S. Weaver, M. Wehner, K. Wolter, and D. Wuebbles (2013). Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms: State of Knowledge, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 499–514,   http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00262.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lahsen, M., Bustamante, M. M. C., Swap, R., McNie, E., Ometto, J. P., Schor, T., Tiessen, H., Andelman, S., and H. J. Annegarn (2013). The contributions of regional knowledge networks researching environmental changes in Latin America and Africa: A synthesis of what they can do and why then can be policy relevant. Ecology and Society, Vol.18, No. 3, 14.   http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05614-180314
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Liverman, D., S. C. Moser, P. S. Weiland, L. Dilling, M. T. Boykoff, H. E. Brown, E. S. Gordon, C. Greene, E. Holthaus, D. A. Niemeier, S. Pincetl, W. J. Steenburgh, and V. C. Tidwell (2013). Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest. 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, 405–435. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch18.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lukas, J. (2013). September 2013 Front Range Flooding Event: Weather, Hydrologic Impacts, Context of a Changing Climate, Implications. Colorado Water, 30:6.   https://watercenter.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/gravity_forms/37-0e3f4abe92956857fd22d8d51e0a8658/2019/06/NovDec30_6.pdf
  • Briefings, Short Assessments, and Fact Sheets
    Lukas, J., Wolter, K., Mahoney, K., Barsugli, J., Doesken, N., Ryan, W., Rangwala, I., Livneh, B., Gordon, E., Hoerling, M., and G. Kiladis (2013). Severe Flooding on the Colorado Front Range, September 2013: A Preliminary Assessment. Western Water Assessment. Severe Flooding on the Colorado Front Range.pdf  
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    McNie, E. C. (2013). Delivering climate services: Organizational strategies and approaches for producing useful climate-science information. Weather, Climate and Society, Vol. 5, 14-26.   https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00034.1
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Meldrum, J. R., K. B. Averyt, J. E. Macknick, R. L. Newmark, J. Rogers, N. Madden, and J. I. Fisher (2013). Sensitivities of Recent Electricity Generation Water Use Findings to Data Updates and Variability. ASME Proceedings, Paper No. POWER2013-98227, pp. V002T10A004; 8 pages,   doi: 10.1115/POWER2013-98227
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Meldrum, J., S. Nettles-Anderson, G. Heath, and J. Macknick (2013). Life cycle water use for electricity generation: a review and harmonization of literature estimates. Environmental Research Letters, 8.   10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015031
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Naud, C., Y. Chen, I. Rangwala and J. A. Miller (2013). Sensitivity of downward longwave surface radiation to moisture and cloud changes in a high elevation region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 10,072–10,081,   doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50644
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Overpeck, J., G. Garfin, A. Jardine, D. E. Busch, D. Cayan, M. Dettinger, E. Fleishman, A. Gershunov, G. MacDonald, K. T. Redmond, W. R. Travis, and B. Udall (2013). Summary for Decision Makers. 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, pp. 1–20. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch1.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Peterson, T. C., R. R. Heim, Jr., R. Hirsch, D. P. Kaiser, H. Brooks, N. S. Diffenbaugh, R. M. Dole, J. P. Giovannettone, K. Guirguis, T. R. Karl, R.W. Katz, K. Kunkel, D. Lettenmaier, G. J. McCabe, C. J. Paciorek, K. R. Ryberg, S. Schubert, V. B. S. Silva, B. C. Stewart, A. V. Vecchia, G. Villarini, R. S. Vose, J. Walsh, M. Wehner, D. Wolock, K. Wolter, C. A. Woodhouse, and D. Wuebbles (2013). Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Heat Waves, Cold Waves, Floods and Droughts in the United States: State of Knowledge, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,   http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00066.1

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