"A scale to characterize the strength and impacts of atmospheric rivers," by Ralph et al., February 2019, Bull\
etin of the American Meteorological Society, pdf.
"Empirical return periods of the most intense vapor transports during historical atmospheric river landfalls on the
US West Coast," by Dettinger, Ralph and Rutz, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2018, pdf.
"Flood runoff in relation to water vapor transport by atmospheric rivers over the western US, 1949-2015," by Konrad and Dettinger, Geophysical Research Letters, 2017, pdf and supplemental map.
"Climate scenarios for the Truckee-Carson Rivder System," by Dettinger, Sterle, Simpson, Singletary, Fitzgerald, and McCarthy, UNR Cooperative Extension Special Publication 17-05, pdf.
"Hourly storm characteristics along the US West Coast--Role of atmospheric rivers in extreme
precipitation," by Lamjiri, Dettinger, Ralph & Guan, Geophysical Research Letters, 2017, pdf.
"Defining snow drought and why it matters," by Harpold, Dettinger & Rajagopal, Eos, 2017, pdf.
"Influence of atmospheric rivers on vegetation productivity and fire patterns in the southwestern US," by Albano, Dettinger, and Soullard, Journal of Geophysical Research--Biogeosciences, 2017, pdf.
"CALWATER field studies designed to quantify the roles of atmospheric rivers and aerosols in modulating US West Coast precipitation
in a changing climate," by Ralph et al, Bulletin American Meteorological Society, July 2016, pdf.
"Natural variability, anthropogenic climate change, and impacts on water availability and flood
extremes in the western United States," by Cayan, Dettinger, Pierce, Das, Knowles, Ralph, and Sumargo, chapter
in "Water Policy and Planning in a variable and changing climate" book (eds. Miller et al.), 2016,
chapter 2 pdf
"Western water & climate change," by Dettinger, Udall & Georgakakos, Ecological Applications, 2015, pdf.
"Sensitivity of intermittent streams to climate variations," by Eng, Wolock & Dettinger, River Research and Applications, 2015, pdf.
"Climatology of extreme daily precipitation in Colorado and its diverse spatial and seasonal
variablity," by Mahoney, Ralph, Wolter, Doesken, Dettinger, Gottas, Coleman, and White, Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 2015, pdf.
"Climate Change--Impacts in the third dimension," by Dettinger, Nature Geoscience News and Views, 2014, pdf.
"Atmospheric rivers as drought busters on the US West Coast," by Dettinger, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2013,
"Landfall and inland penetration of a flood producing atmospheric river in Arizona--Part 1, Observed synoptic-
scale, orographic and hydrometeorological conditions," by Neiman, Ralph, Moore, Hughes, Mahoney, Cordeira, and
Dettinger, 2013, Journal of Hydrometeorology, pdf.
"Projections and downscaling of 21st century temperatures, precipitation, radiative fluxes and winds
for the Southwestern US with focus on Lake Tahoe," by Dettinger, Climatic Change, September 2012,
"Storms, floods and the science of atmospheric rivers," by Ralph and Dettinger, Eos, August 2011,
"Variability and trends in spring runoff in the western United States," by Lundquist, Dettinger,
Stewart, and Cayan, 2009, Chapter 5 in F. Wagner (ed.), Climate warming in western North
America--Evidence and environmental effects, University of Utah Press,
"Structure and detectability of trends in hydrological measures over the western United
States," by Das, Hidalgo, Dettinger, Cayan, Pierce, Bonfils, Barnett, Bala, and Mirin, 2009,
Journal of Hydrometeorology, pdf.
"Detection and attribution of streamflow timing changes to climate change
in the western United States," by Hidalgo, Das, Dettinger, Cayan, Pierce,
Barnett, Bala, Mirin, Wood, Bonfils, Santer, and Nozawa, 2009, Journal of Climate,
"Attribution of declining western US snowpack to human effects," by Pierced, Barnett, Hidalgo,
Das, Bonfils, Santer, Bala, Dettinger, Cayan, Mirin, Wood, and Nozawa, 2008, Journal of Climate,
"Diagnosis of an intense atmospheric river impacting the Pacific Northwest--Storm sumary and off-shore
vertical structure observed with COSMIC satellite retrievals," by Neiman, Ralph, Wick, Kuo, Wee, Ma,
Taylor, and Dettinger, 2008, Monthly Weather Review, pdf.
"Changes in aridity oin the western United States," by Hidalgo, Dettinger, and Cayan, 2008, in California Drought--An Update 2008,
California DWR report, pdf.
"Meteorological characteristics and overland precipitation impacts of atmospheric rivers affecting
the west coast of North America based on eight years of SSM/I satellite observations," by Neiman, Ralph, Wick, Lundquist, and Dettinger, 2008, Journal of Hydrometeorology, pdf.
"Human-induced changes in hydrology of the western United States," by Barnett, Pierce, Hidalgo, Bonfils, Santer,
Das, Bala, Wood, Nozawa, Mirin, Cayan and Dettinger, Science, 2008, pdf.
"Trends in snowfall versus rainfall in the western US," by Knowles, Dettinger, and Cayan, 2006, Journal of Climate, pdf.
"Mountain hydrology of the western United States," by Bales, Molotch, Painter, Dettinger, Rice, and Dozier, 2006, Water Resources Research, pdf.
"Mapping New Terrain--Climate Change and America's West," Report of the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains, 2006, pdf.
"Flooding on California's Russian River--Role of atmospheric rivers," by Ralph, Neiman, Wick, Gutman, Dettinger, Cayan, and White, 2006, Geophysical Research Letters, pdf of original or writeup in Science.
"Recent changes towards earlier springs--Early signs of climate warming in western
North America?," by Cayan, Dettinger, Stewart, and Knowles, Water Management Council Networker,
Spring 2005, beginning page 3 of pdf.
"Changes towards earlier streamflow timing across western North America," by
Stewart, Cayan, and Dettinger, J. Climate, 2005, pdf.
"Changes in streamflow timing in the western United States in recent decades," by
Dettinger, USGS Fact Sheet FS2005-3018, 4 p., pdf.
"Sources of variability of evapotranspiration in California," by Hidalgo, Cayan, and Dettinger,
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2005, pdf.
"Fifty-two years of pineapple-express storms across the West Coast of North America," by
Dettinger, California Energy Commission PIER Energy-Related Environmental Research
Report CEC-500-2005-004, pdf
"Water Year 2004: Western water managers feel the heat," by Pagano, Pasteris, Dettinger, Cayan, and
Redmond, Eos, 4 October 2004, pdf.
"Changes in snowmelt runoff timing in western North America under a 'Business as
usual' climate change scenario," by Stewart, Cayan, and Dettinger, Climatic Change, 2004,
"Hydroclimatology of Southwestern drought," by Dettinger and McCabe, invited
talk to 2003 Southwest Drought Summit, Northern Arizona University,
"The transboundary setting of California's water and hydropower
systems--Linkages between the Sierra Nevada, Columbia, and
Colorado hydroclimates" by Cayan, Dettinger, Redmond, McCabe,
Knowles, and Peterson, 2003, book chapter, pdf.
"Linking diurnal cycles of river flow to interannual variations in
climate," by Lundquist and Dettinger, AMS Conference on Hydrology
preprint, Feb 2002, pdf.
"Ice core evidence of rapid air temperature increases since
1960 in alpine areas of the Wind River Range, Wyoming, United
States," by Naftz, Susong, Schuster, Cecil, Dettinger, Michel,
and Kendall, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(D13),
See recent results from analyses of North American monsoon system by
"Primary Modes and Predictability of Year-to-Year Snowpack
Variations in the Western United States from Teleconnections with
Pacific Ocean Climate," by McCabe and Dettinger, Journal of
Hydrometeorology, Feb 2002, pp. 13-25, pdf
"Changes in the Onset of Spring in the Western United States," by Cayan,
Kammerdiener, Dettinger, Caprio, and Peterson, Bulletin of the American
Meteorological Society, 399-415, 2001, pdf
"An organized signal in snowmelt runoff over the western United States," by Peterson,
Smith, Dettinger, Cayan, and Riddle, Journal of AWRA, v. 36, p. 421-432,
"Summertime Intraseasonal and Interannual Lightning Variations in the western
United States," by Dettinger, Cayan, and Brown, Proceedings, 24th Annual NOAA
Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Tucson, 1-5 November 1999, pdf
"Decadal Variability in the Strength of ENSO Teleconnections with Precipitation
in the Western United States," by McCabe and Dettinger, International Journal
of Climatology, v. 19, p. 1399-1410,
"Effects of El Nino on Streamflow, Lake Level, and Landslide Potential,"
by Richard Reynolds, Michael Dettinger, Daniel Cayan, Doyle Stephens, Lynn
Highland, and Raymond Wilson, 1997, Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use
in the Southwestern United States, Web-based
"Coping With Severe and Sustained Drought in the Southwest," by M.D. Dettinger,
1997, Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use in the Southwestern United States,
"North-south Precipitation Patterns in Western North America on Interannual-to-Decadal
Time Scales," by Dettinger, Cayan, Diaz, and Meko, Journal of Climate, v.
11, pp. 3095-3111 abstract or full article
"Decadal Variability of Precipitation over Western North America" by Cayan, Dettinger, Diaz, and Graham, Journal of Climate, v.
11, pp. 3148-3166 abstract or full article
"River Salinity Variations in response to Discharge: Examples from western
United States during the early 1900s," by D.H. Peterson, M.D. Dettinger, D.R.
Cayan, J. DiLeo, L. Riddle, and R. Smith, 1996, Proceedings, 12th Annual Paclim
Workshop, p. 145-153.
abstract or (long, 11 Mb) pdf of article
"Large-scale atmospheric forcing of recent trends toward early snowmelt
in California", by Michael Dettinger and Daniel Cayan, 1995, Journal of Climate,
606-623. abstract or full article
"Decadal trends in runoff over the western US and links to persistent North Pacific
sea-surface-temperature and atmospheric-circulation patterns," by Dettinger, Cayan,
and McCabe, Proc. 18th Annual NOAA Climate Diagnostics Workshop, 1994,
"Decade-scale hydroclimatic forcing of ground-water levels in the central
Great Basin, eastern Nevada" by M.D. Dettinger and D.H. Schaefer, 1995, AWRA
Proceedings, Annual International Symposium, Honolulu, HI, June 1995, p. 195-204.