GEGN 598 - Hydrology Seminar Fall 2015

Climate Change and Water Management in the Western US 

Date Topic
Discussion Leader
Aug 25

Sep 1
Milly et al. (2008)
Lins and Cohn (2011)
Mary Michael
Sep 8
Global Climate Modeling
Taylor (2013)
IPCC (2014): Summary for policy makers*
Sep 15
Historical Trends
Das et al. (2009)
Sep 22
Mountain Warming
Oyler et al. (2015)
Sep 29
Detection and Attribution
Barnett et al. (2008)
Pierce et al. (2008)
Oct 6
Andreadis and Lettenmaier (2006)
Cook et al. (2015)
Oct 13
California Drought
Williams et al. (2015)
Oct 20
Fall Break

Oct 27
Taylor et al. (2012)
Scanlon et al. (2012)*
Nov 3
Federal Management
Brekke et al. (2009): Chapters 4-6
Nov 10
Vicuna and Dracup (2007)
Nov 17
Colorado River
Vano et al. (2014)
Nov 24
Vogel et al. (2011)
Meehl et al. (2004)*
Dec 1
Decision Scaling
Brown et al. (2012)
Mary Michael
Dec 8
Smith and Stern (2011)
      * Does not need to be included in write up

Course Documents:

Andreadis, K. M., and D. P. Lettenmaier (2006), Trends in 20th century drought over the continental United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 33(10).

Barnett, T. P., et al. (2008), Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States, Science, 319(5866), 1080-1083.

Brekke, L.D., Kiang, J.E., Olsen, J.R., Pulwarty, R.S., Raff, D.A., Turnipseed, D.P., Webb, R.S., and White, K.D. (2009), Climate change and water resources management—A federal perspective: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1331, 65 p.

Brown, C., Y. Ghile, M. Laverty, and K. Li (2012), Decision scaling: Linking bottom-up vulnerability analysis with climate projections in the water sector, Water Resources Research, 48(9).

Cook, B. I., T. R. Ault, and J. E. Smerdon (2015), Unprecedented 21st century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains,  Science Advances, 1:e1400082.

Das, T., H. G. Hidalgo, D. W. Pierce, T. P. Barnett, M. D. Dettinger, D. R. Cayan, C. Bonfils, G. Bala, and A. Mirin (2009), Structure and Detectability of Trends in Hydrological Measures over the Western United States, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 10(4), 871-892.

IPCC (2013), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley(eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 1535 pp.
Lins, H. F., and T. A. Cohn (2011), Stationarity: Wanted Dead or Alive?, JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47(3), 475-480.

Meehl, G. A., et al. (2000), An Introduction to Trends in Extreme Weather and Climate Events: Observations, Socioeconomic Impacts, Terrestrial Ecological Impacts, and Model Projections, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 81(3), 413-416.

Milly, P. C. D., J. Betancourt, M. Falkenmark, R. M. Hirsch, Z. W. Kundzewicz, D. P. Lettenmaier, and R. J. Stouffer (2008), Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management, Science, 319(5863), 573-574.

Oyler, J. W., S. Z. Dobrowski, A. P. Ballantyne, A. E. Klene, and S. W. Running (2015), Artificial amplification of warming trends across the mountains of the western United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(1), 153-161.

Pierce, D. W., et al. (2008), Attribution of Declining Western U.S. Snowpack to Human Effects, Journal of Climate, 21(23), 6425-6444.

Scanlon, B. R., C. C. Faunt, L. Longuevergne, R. C. Reedy, W. M. Alley, V. L. McGuire, and P. B. McMahon (2012), Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(24), 9320-9325.

Smith, L. A., and N. Stern (2011), Uncertainty in science and its role in climate policy, 4818-4841 pp.

Taylor, K. E., R. J. Stouffer, and G. A. Meehl (2011), An Overview of CMIP5 and the Experiment Design, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(4), 485-498.

Taylor, R. G., et al. (2013), Ground water and climate change, Nature Clim. Change, 3(4), 322-329.

Vano, J. A., et al. (2013), Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(1), 59-78.

Vicuna, S., and J. A. Dracup (2007), The evolution of climate change impact studies on hydrology and water resources in California, Climatic Change, 82(3-4), 327-350.

Vogel, R. M., C. Yaindl, and M. Walter (2011), Nonstationarity: Flood Magnification and Recurrence Reduction Factors in the United States1, JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47(3), 464-474.

Williams, A. P., R. Seager, J. T. Abatzoglou, B. I. Cook, J. E. Smerdon, and E. R. Cook (2015), Contribution of anthropogenic warming to California drought during 2012–2014, Geophysical Research Letters, In Press.