Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Publications listed here are authored by one or more CW3E members and are peer reviewed.

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Albano, C.M., M.D. Dettinger, and C.E. Soulard, 2017: Influence of atmospheric rivers on vegetation productivity and fire patterns in the southwestern U.S. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, 308-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JG003608. click here for personal use pdf file

Gershunov, A., T. Shulgina, F. M. Ralph, D. A. Lavers, and J. J. Rutz, 2017: Assessing the climate-scale variability of atmospheric rivers affecting western North America. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074175. click here for personal use pdf file

Hatchett, B.J., S. Burak, J.J. Rutz, N.S. Oakley, E.H. Bair, and M.L. Kaplan, 2017: Avalanche fatalities during atmospheric river events in the western United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18, 1359-1374. click here for personal use pdf file

Hecht, C.W. and J.M. Cordeira, 2017: Characterizing the Influence of Atmospheric River Orientation and Intensity on Precipitation Distributions over North-Coastal California. Geophysical Research Letters, early on-line release, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074179. click here for personal use pdf file

Hu, H., F. Dominguez, Z. Wang, D.A. Lavers, G. Zhang, and F.M. Ralph, 2017: Linking atmospheric river hydrological impacts on the U.S. West Coast to Rossby wave breaking. Journal of Climate, early online release, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0386.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Lamjiri, M.A., M.D. Dettinger, F.M. Ralph, and B. Guan, 2017: Hourly Storm Characteristics along the U.S. West Coast: Role of Atmospheric Rivers in Extreme Precipitation. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074193. click here for personal use pdf file

Oakley, N.S., J.T. Lancaster, M.L. Kaplan, and F.M. Ralph, 2017: Synoptic conditions associated with cool season post-fire debris flows in the Transverse Ranges of southern California. Natural Hazards, doi:10.1007/s11069-017-2867-6. click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F.M., M. Dettinger, D. Lavers, I.V. Gorodetskaya, A. Martin, M. Viale, A.B. White, N. Oakley, J. Rutz, J.R. Spackman, H. Wernli, and J. Cordeira, 2017: Atmospheric rivers emerge as a global science and applications focus. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, early online release, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0262.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F.M., and T. Galarneau, 2017: The Chiricahua Gap and the Role of Easterly Water Vapor Transport in Southeastern Arizona Monsoon Precipitation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, early online release, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0031.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F., S. Iacobellis, P. Neiman, J. Cordeira, J. Spackman, D. Waliser, G. Wick, A. White, and C. Fairall, 2017: Dropsonde Observations of Total Integrated Water Vapor Transport within North Pacific Atmospheric Rivers. Journal of Hydrometeorology, early online release, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0036.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Young, A.M., K.T. Skelly, and J. Cordeira, 2017: High-impact hydrologic events and atmospheric rivers in California: An investigation using the NCEI Storm Events Database. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073077. click here for personal use pdf file

Cordeira, J.M., F.M. Ralph, A. Martin, N. Gaggini, R. Spackman, P.J. Neiman, J. Rutz, and R. Pierce, 2016: Forecasting atmospheric rivers during CalWater 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, early online release, 2016. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00245.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M.D., 2016: Historical and future relations between large storms and droughts in California. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14(2). doi:10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss2art2. click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M.D., F.M. Ralph and D.A. Lavers, 2016: Setting the stage for a global science of atmospheric rivers -- The Scripps Institution of Oceanography International Atmospheric Rivers Workshop; La Jolla, California, 15–17 June 2015. EOS Earth and Space Science News, 97(1). doi:10.1029/2015EO038675. click here for web article

Guan, B., D.E. Waliser, F.M. Ralph, E.J. Fetzer and P.J. Neiman, 2016: Hydrometeorological characteristics of rain-on-snow events associated with atmospheric rivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2964-2973. doi:10.1002/2016GL067978. click here for personal use pdf file

Lavers, D.A., D.E. Waliser, F.M. Ralph and M.D. Dettinger, 2016: Predictability of horizontal water vapor transport relative to precipitation: Enhancing situational awareness for forecasting Western U.S. extreme precipitation and flooding. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2275-2282. doi:10.1002/2016GL067765. click here for personal use pdf file

Martin, A. C., G. C. Cornwell, S. A. Atwood, K. A. Moore, N. Rothfuss, H. Taylor, P. J. DeMott, S. M. Kreidenweiss, M. D. Petters, and K. A. Prather, (In-Press): Transport of Pollution to a Remote Coastal Site during Gap Flow from California’s Interior: Impacts on Aerosol Composition, Clouds and Radiative Balance, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-454. click here for personal use pdf file

Neiman, P.J., B.J. Moore, A.B. White, G.A. Wick, J. Aikins, D.L. Jackson, J.R. Spackman and F.M. Ralph, 2016: An airborne and ground-based study of a long-lived and intense atmospheric river impacting California during the CalWater-2014 Early-Start field campaign. Monthly Weather Review, 144, 1115-1144. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0319.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F.M., J.M. Cordeira, P.J. Neiman and M. Hughes, 2016: Extreme Daily Precipitation in the Northern California Upper Sacramento River Watershed Requires a Combination of a Landfalling Atmospheric River and a Sierra Barrier Jet. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 1904-1915. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-15-0167.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F.M., K. Prather, D. Cayan, J.R. Spackman, P. Demott, M. Dettinger, C. Fairall, R. Leung, D. Rosenfeld, S. Rutledge, D. Waliser, A. White, J. Cordeira, A. Martin, J. Helly and J. Intieri, 2016: CalWater Field Studies Designed to Quantify the Roles of Atmospheric Rivers and Aerosols in Modulating U.S. West Coast Precipitation in a Changing Climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00043.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Coplen, T.B., P.J. Neiman, A.B. White and F.M. Ralph, 2015: Categorisation of Northern California rainfall for periods with and without a radar bright band using stable isotopes and a novel automated precipitation collector. Tellus B, 67, 1-48. doi:10.3402.tellusb.v67.28574. click here for personal use pdf file

Creamean, J.M., A.P. Ault, A.B. White, P.J. Neiman, F.M. Ralph, P. Minnis and K.A. Prather, 2015: Impact of interannual variations in sources of insoluble aerosol species on orographic precipitation over California’s central Sierra Nevada. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 6535-6548. doi:10.5194/acp-15-6535-2015. click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M., 2015: Sturm und Drang -- California’s Remarkable Storm-Drought Connection. Hydrolink, 1, 21-22. click here for personal use pdf file

Lavers, D.A., F.M. Ralph, D.E. Waliser, A. Gershunov and M.D. Dettinger, 2015: Climate change intensification of horizontal water vapor transport in CMIP5. Geophysical Research Letters, 42. doi:10.1002/2015GL064672. click here for personal use pdf file

Mahoney, K., F.M. Ralph, K. Wolter, N. Doesken, M. Dettinger, D. Gottas, T. Coleman and A. White, 2015: Climatology of Extreme Daily Precipitation in Colorado and Its Diverse Spatial and Seasonal Variability. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 781-792. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0112.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Rutz, J.J., J.W. Steenburgh and F.M. Ralph, 2015: The Inland Penetration of Atmospheric Rivers over Western North America: A Lagrangian Analysis. Monthly Weather Review, 143, 1924-1944. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00288.1. click here for personal use pdf file

White, A.B., P.J. Neiman, J.M. Creamean, T. Coleman, F.M. Ralph and K.A. Prather, 2015: The Impacts of California’s San Francisco Bay Area Gap on Precipitation Observed in the Sierra Nevada during HMT and CalWater. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 1048–1069. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0160.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Creamean, J.M., C. Lee, T.C. Hill, A.P. Ault, P.J. DeMott, A.B. White, F.M. Ralph and K.A. Prather, 2014: Chemical properties of insoluble precipitation residue particles. Journal of Aerosol Science, 76, 13-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2014.05.005. click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M.D., and D. Cayan, 2014: Drought and the California delta - a matter of extremes. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 12(2), 7 p. doi:10.15447/sfews.2014v12iss2art4. click here for personal use pdf file

Gorodetskaya, I.V., M. Tsukernik, K. Claes, F.M. Ralph, W.D. Neff and N.P.M. Van Lipzig, 2014: The role of atmospheric rivers in anomalous snow accumulation in East Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 6199-6206. click here for personal use pdf file

Hughes, M., K.M. Mahoney, P.J. Neiman, B.J. Moore, M. Alexander and F.M. Ralph, 2014: The landfall and inland penetration of a flood-producing atmospheric river in Arizona. Part II: Sensitivity of modeled precipitation to terrain height and atmospheric river orientation. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1954-1974. click here for personal use pdf file

Matrosov, S.Y., F.M. Ralph, P.J. Neiman and A.B. White, 2014: Quantitative assessment of operational weather radar rainfall estimates over California’s Northern Sonoma County using HMT-West data. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 393–410. click here for personal use pdf file

Neff, W., G. Compo, F.M. Ralph and M.D. Shupe, 2014: Continental heat anomalies and the extreme melting of the Greenland ice surface in 2012 and 1889. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres , 119(11), 6520-6536. click here for personal use pdf file

Neiman, P.J., F.M. Ralph, B.J. Moore and R.J. Zamora, 2014: The regional influence of an intense Sierra Barrier Jet and landfalling atmospheric river on orographic precipitation in northern California: A case study. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1419-1439. click here for personal use pdf file

Neiman, P.J., G.A. Wick, B.J. Moore, F.M. Ralph, J.R. Spackman and B. Ward, 2014: An Airborne Study of an Atmospheric River over the Subtropical Pacific during WISPAR: Dropsonde Budget-Box Diagnostics and Precipitation Impacts in Hawaii. Monthly Weather Review, 142(9), 3199-3223, DOI:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00383.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F.M., M.D. Dettinger, A. White, D. Reynolds, D. Cayan, T. Schneider, R. Cifelli, K. Redmond, M. Anderson, F. Gehrke, J. Jones, K. Mahoney, L. Johnson, S. Gutman, V. Chandrasekar, J. Lundquist,, N. Molotch, L. Brekke, R. Pulwarty, J. Horel, L. Schick, A. Edman, P. Mote, J. Abatzaglou, R. Pierce and G. Wick, 2014: A vision for future observations for Western U.S. extreme precipitation and flooding. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 153, 16-32. click here for personal use pdf file

Rutz, J. J., W. J. Steenburgh, and F. M. Ralph, 2014: Climatological characteristics of atmospheric rivers and their inland penetration over the Western United States. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 905-921. click here for personal use pdf file

Sukovich, E.M., F.M. Ralph, F.E. Barthold, D.W. Reynolds and D.R. Novak, 2014: Extreme quantitative precipitation forecast performance at the Weather Prediction Center from 2001 to 2011. Weather and Forecasting, 29, 894-911. click here for personal use pdf file

Cordeira, J.M., F.M. Ralph, and B.J. Moore, 2013: The development and evolution of two atmospheric rivers in proximity to western North Pacific tropical cyclones in October 2010. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 4234-4255. click here for personal use pdf file

Creamean, J.M., K.J. Suski, D. Rosenfeld, A. Cazorla, P.J. DeMott, R.C. Sullivan, A.B. White, F.M. Ralph, P. Minnis, J.M. Comstock, J.M. Tomlinson, and K.A. Prather, 2013: Dust and biological aerosols from the Sahara and Asia influence precipitation in the western U.S. Science, 339, 1572-1578. click here for personal use pdf file

Das, T., E. P. Maurer, D. W. Pierce, M. D. Dettinger and D. R. Cayan, 2013: Increases in flood magnitudes in California under warming climates. Journal of Hydrology, 501, 101-110. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.07.042 click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M. D., 2013: Atmospheric rivers as drought busters on the US west coast. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1721-1732. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-02.1. click here for personal use pdf file

Dettinger, M. D., and B. L. Ingram, 2013: The coming megafloods. Scientific American, 308(1), 64-71. click here for personal use pdf file

Guirguis, K., A. Gershunov, A. Tardy and R. Basu, 2013: The Impact of Recent Heat Waves on Human Health in California. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in press. click here for personal use pdf file

Iacobellis, S. F., and D. R. Cayan, 2013: The variability of California summertime marine stratus: Impacts on surface air temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, doi/10.1002/jgrd.50652 click here for personal use pdf file

Kingsmill, D.E., P.J. Neiman, B.J. Moore, M. Hughes, S.E. Yuter, and F.M. Ralph, 2013: Kinematic and thermodynamic structures of Sierra barrier jets and overrunning atmospheric rivers during a land-falling winter storm in northern California. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 2015-2036. click here for personal use pdf file

Matrosov, S. Y., 2013: Characteristics of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers Inferred from Satellite Observations over the Eastern North Pacific Ocean. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 3757–3768. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00324.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Neiman, P. J., M. Hughes, B.J. Moore, F.M. Ralph, and E.S. Sukovich, 2013: Sierra barrier jets, atmospheric rivers, and precipitation characteristics in northern California: A composite perspective based on a network of wind profilers. Monthly Weather Review, 141, 4211-4233, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00112.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Neiman, P. J., F. M. Ralph, B. J. Moore, M. Hughes, K. M. Mahoney, J. M. Cordeira, M. D. Dettinger, 2013: The Landfall and Inland Penetration of a Flood-Producing Atmospheric River in Arizona. Part I: Observed Synoptic-Scale, Orographic, and Hydrometeorological Characteristics. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 460–484, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-12-0101.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Pierce, D.W., T. Das, D.R. Cayan, E.P. Maurer, N.L. Miller, Y. Bao, M. Kanamitsu, K. Yoshimura, M.A. Snyder, L.C. Sloan, G. Franco and M. Tyree, 2013: Probabilistic estimates of future changes in California temperature and precipitation using statistical and dynamical downscaling. Climate Dynamics, 40, 839-856. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1337-9 click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F. M., T. Coleman, P. J. Neiman, R. J. Zamora, M. D. Dettinger, 2013: Observed Impacts of Duration and Seasonality of Atmospheric-River Landfalls on Soil Moisture and Runoff in Coastal Northern California. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 443–459. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-12-076.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Ralph, F. M., and co-authors, 2013: The emergence of weather-related test beds linking research and forecasting operations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94,1187-1211, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00080.1 click here for personal use pdf file

White, A. B., and co-authors, 2013: A Twenty-First-Century California observing network for monitoring extreme weather events. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 1585-1603, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00217.1 click here for personal use pdf file

Wick, G.A., P.J. Neiman, and F.M. Ralph, 2013: Description and validation of an automated objective technique for identification and characterization of the integrated water vapor signature of atmospheric rivers. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 2166-2176. click here for personal use pdf file

Wick, G.A., P.J. Neiman, F.M. Ralph, and T.M. Hamill, 2013: Evaluation of forecasts of the water vapor signature of atmospheric rivers in operational numerical weather prediction models. Weather and Forecasting, 28, 1337-1352. click here for personal use pdf file