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.

2013

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rangwala, I., E. Sinsky, and J. R. Miller (2013). Amplified warming projections for high altitude regions of the northern hemisphere mid-latitudes from CMIP5 models. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 8,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024040
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rhoades, C. C., J. H. McCutchan, Jr., L. A. Cooper, D. Clow, T. M. Detmer, J. S. Briggs, J. D. Stednick, T. T. Veblen, R. M. Ertz, G. E. Likens, and W. M. Lewis, Jr. (2013). Biogeochemistry of beetle-killed forests: Explaining a weak nitrate response. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,   doi: 10.1073/pnas.1221029110
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Steenburgh, W. J., K. T. Redmond, K. E. Kunkel, N. Doesken, R. R. Gillies, J. D. Horel, M. P. Hoerling, and T. H. Painter (2013). Present Weather and Climate: Average 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, 56–73. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch4.pdf
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Theobald, D. M., W. R. Travis, M. A. Drummond, and E. S. Gordon (2013). The Changing 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, 37–55. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch3.pdf
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Tidwell, V. C., L. Dale, G. Franco, K. Averyt, M. Wei, D. M. Kammen, and J. H. Nelson (2013). Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts. 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, 240–266. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch12.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Travis, W. R. (2013). Design of a severe climate change early warning system. Weather and Climate Extremes, October 30,   doi: 10.1016/j.wace.2013.10.006
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Travis, W. R., and M. T. Huisenga (2013). The effect of rate of change, variability, and extreme events on the pace of adaptation to a changing climate. Climatic Change, September.   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0876-3
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Travis, W. R., and Z. Johnson. (2013). Tracking Socioeconomic Impacts of Drought with Rapid Analytics and Dashboards. Western Water Assessment White Paper. Tracking Socioeconomic Impacts of Drought with Rapid Analytics and Dashboards.pdf  
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Udall, B. (2013). Water: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation. 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, 197–217. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.   https://swcarr.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ACCSWUS_Ch10.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Vano, J. A., B. Udall, D. R. Cayan, J. T. Overpeck, L. D. Brekke, T. Das, H. C. Hartmann, H. G. Hidalgo, M. Hoerling, G. J. McCabe, K. Morino, R. S. Webb, K. Werner, and D. P. Lettenmaier (2013). Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,   doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00228.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Werner, K., K. Averyt, and G. Owen (2013). River Forecast Application For Water Management: Oil and Water? Weather, Climate, and Society, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 244-253,   doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00044.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Yates, D., J. Meldrum, and K. Averyt (2013). The influence of future electricity mix alternatives on southwestern US water resources. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, No. 4,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045005
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Yates, D., K. Averyt, F. Flores-Lopez, J. Meldrum, S. Sattler, J. Sieber, and C. Young (2013). A water resources model to explore the implications of energy alternatives in the southwestern US. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, No. 4,   doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045004

2012

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Archie, K. M., L. Dilling, J. B. Milford and F. C. Pampel (2012). Climate Change and Western Public Lands: A Survey of U.S. Federal Land Managers on the Status of Adaptation Efforts. Ecology and Society, 17(4).   http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2012.29.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Barsugli, J.J., J. Vogel, L. Kaatz, J. Smith, M. Waage, and C. Anderson (2012). Two Faces of Uncertainty: Climate Science and Water Utility Planning. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138(5).   https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29WR.1943-5452.0000188
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Klein, R., and W. R. Travis (2012). Socioeconomic Impacts and Adaptation Strategies: Assessing Research on Drought, Climate Change and Recreation. Western Water Assessment White Paper. Socioeconomic Impacts and Adaptation Strategies- Assessing Research on Drought, Climate Change and Recreation.pdf  
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Lukas, J., L. Wade, B. Rajagopalan (2012). Paleohydrology of the Lower Colorado River Basin and Implications for Water Supply Availability. Colorado Water Institute - Completion Report CR223, 37 pp.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lukas, J., L. Wade, B. Rajagopalan (2012). Paleohydrology of the Lower Colorado River Basin and Implications for Water Supply Availability. Colorado Water, Vol. 29, No. 6. November/December 2012 , 3 pp.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Macknick, J.S. Sattler, K. Averyt, S. Clemmer, and J. Rogers (2012). The water implications of generating electricity: water use across the United States based on different electricity pathways through 2050. Environmental Research Letters, 7.   https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045803
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Mahoney, K., M. A. Alexander, G. Thompson, J.J. Barsugli, and J. D. Scott (2012). Changes in hail and flood risk in high-resolution simulations over Colorado’s mountains. Nature Climate Change, 2: 125–131.   https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate1344
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Miller, J., I. Rangwala and D. Ghatak (2012). Potential Climate and Hydrological Changes in the Aral Sea Region. In Disaster by Design: The Multiple Caused Catastrophes of the Aral Sea, M.R. Edelstein, A. Cerny and A. Gadaev (eds.), ISBN: 978-1-78190-375-9, Chapter 5. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.   https://books.google.com/books?id=g5CLfykfZUAC&lpg=PR6&dq=Disaster%20by%20Design%20Michael%20R%20Edelstein%20rangwala&pg=PA53#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Nowak, K., M. Hoerling, B. Rajagopalan, E. and Zagona (2012). Colorado River Basin Hydroclimatic Variability. Journal of Climate, 25(12): 4389.   https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00406.1
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Painter, T. H., S. M. Skiles, J. S. Deems, A. C. Bryant, and C. C. Landry (2012). Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 1. A 6 year record of energy balance, radiation, and dust concentrations. Water Resources Research, 48: W07521.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Pugh, E. and E. Gordon (2012). A conceptual model of water yield impacts from beetle-induced tree death in snow-dominated lodgepole pine forests. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9312.   https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9312
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rangwala, I., J. J. Barsugli, K. Cozzetto, J. Neff, and J. Prairie (2012). Mid-21st century projections in temperature extremes in the southern Colorado Rocky Mountains from regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, doi 10.1007/s00382-011-1282-z.   http://www.narccap.ucar.edu/doc/pubs/Published_Article.pdf
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Rice, J., A. Tredennick, and L. A. Joyce (2012). Climate change on the Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming: a synthesis of past climate, climate projections, and ecosystem implications. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-264. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 60 p.   https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr264.pdf
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Skaggs R., K. A. Hibbard, P. Frumhoff, T. Lowry, R. Middleton, R. Pate, V. C. Tidwell, J. G. Arnold, K. Averyt, A. C. Janetos, R. C. Izaurralde, J. S. Rice, and S. K. Rose (2012). Climate and Energy-Water-Land System Interactions. Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment. PNNL-21185, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.   https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-21185.pdf
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Skiles, S. M., T. H. Painter, J. S. Deems, A. C. Bryant, and C. C. Landry (2012). Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 2. Interannual variability in radiative forcing and snowmelt rates. Water Resources Research, 48: W07522.   https://doi.org/10.1029/2012WR011986
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Squillace, M.S. and A.N. Hood (2012). NEPA, Climate Change, and Public Lands Decision-Making. Environmental Law, 42(2): 469-526.   
  • Travis, W. R. (2012). Extreme Events as Pacemaker of Adaptation to Climate Change. Paper presented at Adaptation Futures: 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation, Tucson, AZ.   http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2012.08.pdf

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