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  1. Cosens, B. A., A.K. Fremier, N. Bankes, Nigel, J. Abatzoglou, 2015, The Columbia River Treaty and the Dynamics of Transboundary Water Negotiations in a Changing Environment: How Might Climate Change Alter the Game? Chapter in Western Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate, Kathleen Miller, Alan Hamlet, Douglas Kenney and Kelly Redmond [eds], CRC Press - Taylor and Francis
  2. Barbero R.*, J.T. Abatzoglou, C. Kolden, K. Hegewisch*, N.K. Larkin, H. Podschwit, 2014, Multi-scalar influence of weather and climate on very large-fires in the Eastern United States, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4090
  3. Abatzoglou, J.T., D.E. Rupp and P.W. Mote, 2014, Questionable evidence of natural warming of the northwestern United States, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (52) E5605-E5606,doi:10.1073/pnas.1421311112
  4. Barbero R.*, J.T. Abatzoglou, E. A. Steel, N.K. Larkin, 2014, Modeling very large-fire occurrences over the continental United-States from weather and climate forcing, Environmental Research Letters, 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/12/124009
  5. Abatzoglou J.T., and R. Barbero*, 2014, Observed and projected changes in absolute temperature extremes across the contiguous United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061441
  6. Edwards, L.M., M.J. Bunkers, J.T. Abatzoglou, D.P. Todey, L. Parker*, 2014, October 2013 Blizzard in western South Dakota [in "Explaining Extremes of 2013 from a Climate Perspective"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (9), S23-S26.
  7. Stavros, E.N, J.T. Abatzoglou, N.K. Larkin, and D. McKenzie, 2014, Regional projections of the likelihood of very large wildland fires under a changing climate in the contiguous Western United States, Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1229-6
  8. Abatzoglou J.T., R. Barbero*, J.W. Wolf*, Z. Holden, 2014, Tracking interannual streamflow variability with drought indices in the Pacific Northwest, US, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1900-1912
  9. Davis, T.S., J.T. Abatzoglou, N.A. Bosque-Perez, S.E. Halbert, K. Pike and S.D. Eigenbrode, 2014, Differing contributions of density dependence and climate to the population dynamics of three eruptive herbivores, US, Ecological Entomology
  10. Stavros, E.N, J.T. Abatzoglou, N.K. Larkin, D. McKenzie and E.A. Steel, 2014, Climate and very large wildland fires in the contiguous Western USA, International Journal of Wildland Fire, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13169
  11. Klos, P.Z., T.E. Link and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2014, Extent of the rain-snow transition zone in the western U.S. under historic and projected climate, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL060500
  12. Lute, A.C.* and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2014, Role of extreme snowfall events in interannual variability of snowfall accumulation in the western United States, Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014465
  13. Abatzoglou, J.T., J.F.C. DiMento, P. Doughman and S. Nespor, 2014, A Primer on Global Climate-Change Science, (Chapter 2, pp. 15-52) In Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren 2nd edition DiMento, J.F.C and P. Doughman [eds.], MIT Press
  14. Abatzoglou, J.T., C.A. Kolden, J.F.C. DiMento, P. Doughman and S. Nespor, 2014, Climate Change Effects, Adaptation, and Mitigation, (Chapter 3, pp. 53-104) In Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren 2nd edition DiMento, J.F.C and P. Doughman [eds.], MIT Press
  15. Peterson, A.G.* and J. T. Abatzoglou, 2014, Observed Changes in False Springs over the Contiguous United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 21562162, doi:10.1002/2014GL059266.
  16. Okubara, P.A., K.L. Schroeder, J. T. Abatzoglou and T.C. Paulitz, 2014, Agroecological factors correlated to soil DNA concentrations of Rhizoctonia in dryland wheat production zones of Washington state, USA, Phytopathology, in press
  17. Redmond, K.T., and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2014, Current Climate and Recent Trends (chapter 2, pp. 53-94) In: Climate Change in North America, Ohring G. [eds.], doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03768-4-2
  18. Abatzoglou, J.T., D.E. Rupp and P.W. Mote, 2014, Understanding seasonal climate variability and change in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Journal of Climate, 27, 21252142 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00218.1
  19. Lannom, K., W.T. Tinkham, B.A. Newingham, T.E. Hall, P. Morgan, J.T. Abatzoglou, E.K. Strand, T.B. Paveglio, J.W. Anderson and A.M.S. Smith, 2014, Defining extreme wildland fires using geospatial data and ancillary data, International Journal of Wildland Fire, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13065
  20. Mote, P., J. Abatzoglou, and K. Kunkel, 2013, Climate change in the Northwest. Chapter 2 in Dalton, M., P.W. Mote, and A.K. Snover, eds., 2013: Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities. 224 pp. Island Press.
  21. Luce, C.H., J.T. Abatzoglou, Z.A. Holden, 2013. The Missing Mountain Water: Slower Westerlies Decrease Orographic Enhancement in the Pacific Northwest USA. Science, 342(6164):1360-1364
  22. Kandel, S.L., R.W Smiley, K. Garland-Campbell, A.A. Elling, J. Abatzoglou, D. Huggins, R. Rupp, T.C. Paulitz, 2013: Relationship Between Climatic Factors and Distribution of Pratylenchus spp. in the Dryland Wheat-Production Areas of Eastern Washington, Plant Disease 11/2013; 97:1448-1456
  23. Poole G.J., R.W Smiley, C. Walker, D. Huggins, R. Rupp, J. Abatzoglou, K. Garland Campbell, T.C. Paulitz, 2013: Effect of Climate on the Distribution of Fusarium spp. Causing Crown Rot of Wheat in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Phytopathology 11/2013; 103(11):1130-1140
  24. Rupp, D.E., J.T. Abatzoglou, K.C. Hegewisch and P.W. Mote, 2013, Evaluation of CMIP5 20th century climate simulations for the Pacific Northwest USA, J. Geophysical Research Atmospheres, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50843
  25. Abatzoglou, J.T., C.A. Kolden, 2013, Relationships between climate and macroscale area burned in the western United States, International Journal of Wildland Fire, doi:10.1071/WF13019
  26. Stahle, D.W., R.D. Griffin, D.M. Meko, M.D. Therrell, J.R. Edmondson, M.K. Cleaveland, L.N. Stahle, D.J. Burnette, J.T. Abatzoglou, K.T. Redmond, M.D. Dettinger and D.R. Cayan, 2013, The Ancient Blue Oak Woodlands of California: Longevity and Hydroclimatic History. Earth Interactions, doi:10.1175/2013EI000518.1
  27. Mills, L.S., M. Zimova, J. Oyler, S. Running, J.T. Abatzoglou, P. Lukacs, 2013, Camouflage mismatch in seasonal coat color due to decreased snow duration, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1222724110
  28. Abatzoglou, J.T., R. Barbero, and N.J. Nauslar, 2013: Diagnosing Santa Ana winds in Southern California with synoptic-scale analysis. Wea. Forecasting. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-13-00002.1
  29. Riley, K.L., J.T. Abatzoglou, I.C. Grenfell, A.E. Klene and F.A. Heinsch, 2013, The relationship of large fire occurrence with drought and fire danger indices in the western USA,1984-2008: the role of temporal scale. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22(7) 894-909 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12149
  30. Anderegg, L.D.L., W.R.L. Anderegg, J.T. Abatzoglou, A. Hausladen, and J.A. Berry, 2013, Drought seasonality explains patterns in widespread aspen forest mortality across the western United States. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12146/
  31. Dobrowski, S.Z., J.T. Abatzoglou, A.K. Swanson, J.A. Greenberg, A.R. Mynsberge, Z.A. Holden, M.K. Schwartz, 2013, The climate velocity of the contiguous United States during the 20th century. Global Change Biology. dpi:10.1111/gcb.12026
  32. Favors, J.E.*, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2013, Regional surges of monsoonal moisture into the southwestern United States, Monthly Weather Review, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWRD-12-00037.1
  33. Abatzoglou, J.T., 2013, Development of gridded surface meteorological data for ecological applications and modeling, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.3413
  34. Sohrabi, M.M., J.H. Ryu, J.T. Abatzoglou and J. Tracy, 2012, Climate extremes and their linkage to regional drought over Idaho, USA, Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-012-0384-1
  35. McEvoy, D.J, J.L. Huntington, J.T. Abatzoglou and L.M. Edwards, 2012, An Evaluation of Multi-scalar Drought Indices in Nevada and Eastern California, Earth Interactions, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2012EI000447.1
  36. Kolden, C.A., and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2012, Climate and Vegetation Influences on Fire Impacts in Alaskan Boreal Forest: Implications for Carbon and Fire Management, Fire Ecology, doi: 10.4996/fireecology.0801098
  37. Crimmins, S.M, S.Z. Dobrowski, J.A. Greenberg, J.T. Abatzoglou, and A.R. Mynsberge, 2011. Response to Comments on Changes in climatic water balance drive downhill shifts in plant species optimum elevations. Science 334, doi:10.1126/science.1205029 <
  38. Abatzoglou, J.T. and C.A. Kolden. 2011, Climate change in western US deserts: potential for increased wildfire and invasive annual grasses, Rangeland Ecology and Management, doi:10.2111/REM-D-09-00151.1
  39. Stahle, D.W., R.D. Griffin, M.K. Cleaveland, J.R. Edmondson, F.K. Fye, D.J. Burnette, J.T. Abatzoglou, K.T. Redmond, D.M. Meko, M.D. Dettinger, D.R. Cayan and M.D. Therrell, 2011. A Tree-Ring Reconstruction of the Salinity Gradient in the Northern Estuary of San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 9(1).
  40. Abatzoglou, J.T. and C.A. Kolden. 2011, Relative Importance of Weather and Climate on Wildfire Growth in Interior Alaska, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 20(4) 479-486, doi:10.1071/WF10046
  41. Abatzoglou, J.T., and T.J. Brown. 2011, A Comparison of Statistical Downscaling Methods Suited for Wildfire Applications, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.2312
  42. Cordero, E.C., W. Kessomkiat, J.T. Abatzoglou and S.A. Mauget. 2011, Identification of Distinct Patterns in California Temperature Trends, Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0023-y
  43. Holden, Z.A, J.T. Abatzoglou, L.S. Baggett and C. Luce. 2011, Empirical downscaling of daily minimum air temperature at very fine resolutions in complex terrain, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.011
  44. Miller, C., J.T Abatzoglou, T.J. Brown, T., and A. Syphard. 2011, Wilderness Fire Management in a Changing Environment, In: Landscape Ecology of Fire, McKenzie, D., C. Miller and D. Falk [eds.], doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0301-8
  45. Abatzoglou, J.T., 2011, Influence of the PNA on Declining Mountain Snowpack in the Western United States, International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.2137
  46. Crimmins, S.M, S.Z. Dobrowski, J.A. Greenberg, J.T. Abatzoglou, and A.R. Mynsberge, 2011. Changes in climatic water balance drive downhill shifts in plant species optimum elevations. Science 331: 324-327
  47. Abatzoglou, J.T. and T.J. Brown, 2009, Influence of the Madden Julian Oscillation on Summertime Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity over the Continental US, Monthly Weather Review, 137, 3596-3601
  48. Abatzoglou, J.T., K.T. Redmond, L.M. Edwards, 2009, Classification of Regional Climate Variability in the State of California, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48(8):1527-1541
  49. Henebry, G.M, A.D. Richardson, D.D. Breshears, J.T. Abatzoglou, J.I. Fisher, E.A. Graham, J.M. Hanes, L. Liang, B.E. Wilson, and J.T. Morrisette, 2009, Phenological trend estimation: a reply to Sagarin, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(6): 296
  50. Dobrowski, S.Z., J.T. Abatzoglou, J.A. Greenberg, S.G. Schladow, 2009, How much influence does landscape-scale physiography have on air temperature in a mountain environment? Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149: 1751-1758
  51. Jones, B.M., C.A. Kolden, R. Jandt, J.T. Abatzoglou, F. Urban and C.D. Arp, 2009, Fire behavior, weather and burn severity of the 2007 Anaktuvuk River tundra fire, North Slope, Alaska, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 41(3): 309-316
  52. Morrisette, J.T., A.D. Richardson, A.K. Knapp, J.I. Fisher, E.A. Graham, J. Abatzoglou, B.E. Wilson, D.D. Breshears, G.M. Henebry, J.M. Hanes and L. Liang, 2009, Learning the Rhythm of the Seasons in the Face of Global Change: Phenological Research in the 21st Century, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,doi: 10.1890/070217
  53. Abatzoglou, J.T., K.T. Redmond, 2007, The Asymmetry of Trends in Spring and Autumn Temperature and Circulation Regimes over Western North America, Geophy. Res. Lett., 34,doi:10.1029/2007GL030891
  54. Abatzoglou, J.T.; Book Chapter 2-3, 2007, Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren, MIT Press
  55. Abatzoglou, J.T., G. Magnusdottir, 2007, Wave breaking along the stratospheric polar vortex as seen in ERA-40 data, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, No. 8, L08812,doi:10.1029/2007FL029509
  56. Abatzoglou, J.T., G. Magnusdottir, 2006, Opposing Effects of Reflective and Non-reflective Planetary Wave Breaking on the NAO, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 63, No. 12, pp.3448-3457
  57. Abatzoglou, J.T., G. Magnusdottir, 2006, Planetary Wave Breaking and Nonlinear Reflection: Seasonal Cycle and Interannual Variability, Journal of Climate, Vol. 19, No. 23, pp 6139-6152
  58. Abatzoglou, J.T., G. Magnusdottir, 2004. Nonlinear planetary wave reflection in the troposphere. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, No. 9., doi:10.1029/2004GL019495