ARTMIP Publications

Publications generated by the ARTMIP Project:

Shields, C. A., Rutz, J. J., Leung, L.-Y., Ralph, F. M., Wehner, M., Kawzenuk, B., Lora, J. M., McClenny, E., Osborne, T., Payne, A. E., Ullrich, P., Gershunov, A., Goldenson, N., Guan, B., Qian, Y., Ramos, A. M., Sarangi, C., Sellars, S., Gorodetskaya, I., Kashinath, K., Kurlin, V., Mahoney, K., Muszynski, G., Pierce, R., Subramanian, A. C., Tome, R., Waliser, D., Walton, D., Wick, G., Wilson, A., Lavers, D., Prabhat, Collow, A., Krishnan, H., Magnusdottir, G., and Nguyen, P.: Atmospheric River Tracking Method Intercomparison Project (ARTMIP): project goals and experimental design, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2455-2474,, 2018.

Ralph, F.M., Wilson, A.M., Shulgina, T., Kawzenuk, K., Sellars, S., Rutz, J.J., Lamjiri, M.A., Barnes, E.A., Gershunov,A., Guan, B., Nardi, K., Osborne, T., and Wick, G.A.: ARTMIP-early start comparison of atmospheric river detection tools: How many atmospheric rivers hit northern California's Russian River Watershed? Clim. Dyn. ,, 2018.

Shields, C.A., J.J. Rutz, L.R. Leung, F.M. Ralph, M. Wehner, T. O’Brien, and R. Pierce, 0: Defining Uncertainties Through Comparison of Atmospheric River Tracking Methods. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0,

Report of the 2nd ARTMIP Workshop DOE/SE-0194

Chen, X., Leung, L. R., Gao, Y., Liu, Y., Wigmosta, M., & Richmond, M. (2018). Predictability of Extreme Precipitation in Western U.S. Watersheds Based on Atmospheric River Occurrence, Intensity, and Duration. Geophysical Research Letters, 45.

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Publications with detection algorithm details:

Brands, S., J.M. Gutiérrez and D. San Martín, 2017: Twentieth-century atmospheric river activity along the west coasts of Europe and North America: algorithm formulation, reanalysis uncertainty and links to atmospheric circulation patterns. Clim. Dyn., 48(9-10), 2771-2795, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3095-6

Gao, Y., J. Lu, L. R. Leung, Q. Yang, S. Hagos, and Y. Qian, 2015: Dynamical and thermodynamical modulations of future changes in landfalling atmospheric rivers over western North America. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7179-7186, doi:10.1002/2015GL065435.

Gao, Y., J. Lu, and L.R. Leung, 2016: Uncertainties in projecting future changes in atmospheric rivers and their impacts on heavy precipitation over Europe. J. Clim., 29, 6711-6726, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0088.1.

Leung, L. R., and Y. Qian, 2009: Atmospheric rivers induced heavy precipitation and flooding in the western U.S. simulated by the WRF regional climate model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03820, doi:10.1029/2008GL036445.

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, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 7900–7908, doi:10.1002/2017GL074175.

Goldenson, N., Leung, L.R., Bitz, C.M., Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, E.: Influence of Atmospheric River Events on Mountain Snowpack of the Western U.S., JCLI-D-18-0268), (In review).

Gorodetskaya, I. V., M. Tsukernik, K. Claes, M. F. Ralph, W. D. Neff, and N. P. M. Van Lipzig, 2014: The role of atmospheric rivers in anomalous snow accumulation in East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 6199–6206, doi:10.1002/2014GL060881.

Guan, B., and D. E. Waliser, 2015: Detection of atmospheric rivers: evaluation and application of an algorithm for global studies. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 12, 514–535, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024257.

Lavers, D. A., G. Villarini, R. P. Allan, E. F. Wood, and A. J. Wade, 2012: The detection of atmospheric rivers in atmospheric reanalyses and their links to British winter floods and the large-scale climatic circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20106, doi:10.1029/2012JD018027.

Lora, J. M., J. L. Mitchell, C. Risi, and A. E. Tripati, 2017: North Pacific atmospheric rivers and their influence on western North America at the Last Glacial Maximum, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL071541.

Mahoney, K., D.L. Jackson, P. Neiman, M. Hughes, L. Darby, G. Wick, A. White, E. Sukovich, and R. Cifelli, 2016: Understanding the Role of Atmospheric Rivers in Heavy Precipitation in the Southeast United States. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1617–1632, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0279.1.

Mundhenk, B. D., E. A. Barnes, and E. D. Maloney (2016), All-season climatology and variability of atmospheric river frequencies over the North Pacific, J. Climate, 29, 4885 4903, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0655.1.

Payne, A. E., and G. Magnusdottir, 2015: An evaluation of atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific in CMIP5 and their response to warming under RCP 8.5, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 11,173–11,190, doi:10.1002/2015JD023586.

Payne, A. E., and G. Magnusdottir, 2016: Persistent landfalling atmospheric rivers over the west coast of North America, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 13,287–13,300, doi:10.1002/2016JD025549.

Ramos, A. M., Nieto, R., Tomé, R., Gimeno, L., Trigo, R. M., Liberato, M. L. R., and Lavers, D. A.: 2016, Atmospheric rivers moisture sources from a Lagrangian perspective, Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 371-384, doi:10.5194/esd-7-371-2016.

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. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 905–920, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00168.1.

Sellars, S., P. Nguyen, W. Chu, X. Gao, K. Hsu and S. Sorooshian, 2013: Computational Earth Science: Big Data Transformed into Insight, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(32), 277, 10.1002/2013EO320001.

Sellars, S.L., X. Gao, and S. Sorooshian, 2015: An Object-Oriented Approach to Investigate Impacts of Climate Oscillations on Precipitation: A Western United States Case Study. J. Hydrometeor., 16, 830–842, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0101.1.

Shields, C. A., and J. T. Kiehl , 2016: Atmospheric river landfall-latitude changes in future climate simulations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8775–8782, doi:10.1002/2016GL070470.

Shields, C. A., and J. T. Kiehl, 2016: Simulating the Pineapple Express in the half degree Community Climate System Model, CCSM4, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7767–7773, doi:10.1002/2016GL069476.

Viale, M., R. Valenzuela, R.D. Garreaud, and F.M. Ralph, 2018: Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers on Precipitation in Southern South America. Journal of Hydrometerology,(In review).

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, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 2166-2176, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2211024