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  1. Fusco, E.J., J.T. Abatzoglou, J.K. Balch, J.T. Finn, and B.A. Bradley, 2016, Quantifying the human influence on fire ignition across the western US. Ecol Appl. doi:10.1002/eap.1395
  2. Buotte, P. C., J.A. Hicke, H.K. Preisler, J.T. Abatzoglou, K.F. Raffa, and J.A. Logan, 2016, Climate influences on whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecol Appl. doi:10.1002/eap.1396
  3. Hicke, J.A., J.T. Abatzoglou, S. Daley-Laursen, J. Esler, L.E. Parker*. 2016. Using scientific conferences to engage the public on climate change. The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  4. Abatzoglou, J.T., C.A. Kolden, J.K. Balch and B.A. Bradley, 2016, Controls on interannual variability in lightning-caused fire activity in the western US, Environmental Research Letters,11 (4), 045005
  5. Abatzoglou, J.T., 2016, Contribution of cut-off lows to precipitation across the United States, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology,
  6. Parks, S.A., C. Miller, J.T. Abatzoglou, L.M. Holsigner, M.A. Parisien, and S.Z. Dobrowski, 2016, How will climate change affect wildland fire severity in the western US? Environmental Research Letters, 11 (3), 035002
  7. Smith, A.M.S, C.A. Kolden, T.B. Paveglio, M.A. Cochrane, D.M. Bowman, M.A. Moritz, A.D. Klisley, L. Alessa, A.T. Hudak, C.M. Hoffman, J.A. Lutz, L.P. Queen, S.J. Goetz, P.E. Higuera, L. Boschetti, M.D. Flannigan, K.M.Yedinak, A.C. Watts, E.K. Strand, J.W. van Wagtendonk, J.W. Anderson, B.J. Stocks, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2016, The Science of firescapes: Achieving Fire Resilient Communities. Bioscience, 66 (2): 130-146
  8. Smith A.M.S., A.M. Sparks , C.A. Kolden, J.T. Abatzoglou, A.F. Talhelm, D.M. Johnson, L. Boschetti, J.A. Lutz, K.G. Apostol, K.M. Yedinak, W.T. Tinkham, and R.J. Kremens, 2016,Towards a new paradigm in fire severity research using dose response experiments International Journal of Wildland Fire 25, 158166.
  9. Williams, A.P., and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2016, Recent Advances and Remaining Uncertainties in Resolving Past and Future Climate Effects on Global Fire Activity, Current Climate Change Reports, 2 (1), 1-14
  10. Parker, L.E.*, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2016, Projected changes in cold hardiness zones and suitable overwinter ranges of perennial crops over the United States, Environmental Research Letters, 11 (3), 034001
  11. Sohrabi, M., J. Ryu, J., Abatzoglou, and J. Tracy, 2016: Closure to Development of Soil Moisture Drought Index to Characterize Droughts, J. Hydrol. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001358, 07016002
  12. Parker, L.E.*, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2016. Spatial coherence of extreme precipitation events in the Northwestern United States, Int. J. of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4504
  13. Wei, L., T.E. Link, A.T. Hudak, J.D. Marshall, K.L. Kavanagh, J.T. Abatzoglou, H. Zhou, R.E. Pangle, and G.N. Flerchinger, 2016. Simulated water budget of a small forested watershed in the continental/maritime hydroclimatic region of the United States. Hydrological Processes.
  14. Holden, Z. A., A. Swanson, A. Klene, J.T, Abatzoglou, S.Z., Dobrowski, S. A. Cushman, J. Squires, G.G. Moisen and J.W. Oyler, 2016, Development of high-resolution (250m) historical daily gridded air temperature data using reanalysis and distributed sensor networks for the US Northern Rocky Mountains. Int. J. Climatol.. doi:10.1002/joc.4580
  15. Ficklin, D.L., J.T. Abatzoglou, S.M. Robeson and A. Dufficy, 2016: The influence of climate model biases on projections of aridity and drought, J Climate, in press
  16. Kolden, C.A., J.T. Abatzoglou, J.A. Lutz, C.A. Cansler, J. Kane, J.W. van Wagtendonk and C.H. Key, 2015: Climatological contributors to forest mosaics: ecological persistence following fire, Northwest Science, 89(3):219-238. 2015
  17. Parks, S.A., C. Miller, M.A. Parisien, L.M. Holsinger, S.Z. Dobrowski and J. Abatzoglou, 2015: Wildland fire deficit and surplus in the western United States, 1984-2012, Ecosphere, 6(12), 275
  18. Pierce, D.W., D.R. Cayan, E.P. Maurer, J.T. Abatzoglou and K.C. Hegewisch, 2015: Improved bias correction techniques for simulations of climate change, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16 (6), 2421-2442
  19. Kolden, C.A., A.M.S. Smith, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2015: Limitations and utilization of Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity products for assessing wildfire severity in the USA, International Journal of Wildland Fire, doi: 10.1071/WF15082
  20. 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, doi:10.1002/2015GL064924
  21. Barbero R.*, J.T. Abatzoglou, N.K. Larkin, C. Kolden and B. Stocks, 2015, Climate change presents increased potential for very large fires in the contiguous United States, International Journal of Wildland Fire, in press
  22. Higuera, P.E., J.T. Abatzoglou, J.S. Littell and P. Morgan, 2015, The changing strength and nature of fire-climate relationships in the northern Rocky Mountains, U.S.A., 1902-2008. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127563. doi 10.1371/journal.pone.127563
  23. Klos, P.Z., J.T. Abatzoglou and co-authors, 2015, Indicators of climate change in Idaho: An assessment framework for coupling biophysical change and social perception, Weather, Climate, and Society, doi:
  24. Sharratt,B.S., J. Tatarko, J.T. Abatzoglou, F.A. Fox, and D. Huggins, 2015, Implications of climate change on wind erosion of agricultural lands in the Columbia plateau, Weather and Climate Extremes, doi:10.1016/j.wace.2015.06.001
  25. Barbero R.*, J.T. Abatzoglou, T.J. Brown, 2015, Seasonal reversal of the influence of El Nino Southern Oscillation on very large wildfire occurrence in the interior western United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063428
  26. Dobrowski, S.Z., A.K. Swanson, J.T. Abatzoglou, Z.A. Holden, H. Safford, M.K. Schwartz, and D. Gavin, 2015, Forest structure and species traits mediate projected recruitment declines in western US tree species, Global Ecology and Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/geb.12302
  27. Sohrabi, M., J. Ryu, J.T. Abatzoglou, and J. Tracy, 2015, Development of Soil Moisture Drought Index (SODI) to Characterize Droughts, J. Hydrologic Engineering, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001213.
  28. Lute, A.C,* J.T. Abatzoglou, and K.C. Hegewisch*, 2015, Projected changes in snowfall extremes and interannual variability of snowfall in the western U.S., Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016267
  29. Birch, D..S,P. Morgan, C.A. Kolden, J.T. Abatzoglou, G.K. Dillon, A.T. Hudak and A.M.Smith, 2015, Vegetation, topography and daily weather influenced burn severity in central Idaho and western Montana forests. Ecosphere. Jan 29;6(1):art17.
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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,
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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,
  49. 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.
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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/
  60. 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
  61. Favors, J.E.*, and J.T. Abatzoglou, 2013, Regional surges of monsoonal moisture into the southwestern United States, Monthly Weather Review, doi:
  62. Abatzoglou, J.T., 2013, Development of gridded surface meteorological data for ecological applications and modeling, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.3413
  63. 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
  64. 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:
  65. 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
  66. 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 <
  67. 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
  68. 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).
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. Abatzoglou, J.T.; Book Chapter 2-3, 2007, Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren, MIT Press
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. Abatzoglou, J.T., G. Magnusdottir, 2004. Nonlinear planetary wave reflection in the troposphere. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, No. 9., doi:10.1029/2004GL019495