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  • A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    Nature | February 7, 2019...
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    The addition of water on or below the earth’s surface generates changes in stress that can trigger both stable and unstable sliding of...

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  • A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events

    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, American Meteorological Society | August 27, 2013...
    Summary

    During Northern Hemisphere winters, the West Coast of North America is battered by extratropical storms. The impact of these storms is of paramount...

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  • Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

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    Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

    USGS | April 25, 2013...
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    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) have, in recent years, been recognized as the cause of the large majority of major floods in rivers all along...

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  • Atmospheric Rivers, Floods and the Water Resources of California

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    Atmospheric Rivers, Floods and the Water Resources of California

    Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | April 5, 2011...
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    California’s highly variable climate and growing water demands combine to pose both water-supply and flood-hazard challenges to resource managers. Recently important efforts to...

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  • Brief communication: Meteorological and climatological conditions associated with the 9 January 2018 post-fire debris flows in Montecito and Carpinteria, California, USA

    Brief communication: Meteorological and climatological conditions associated with the 9 January 2018 post-fire debris flows in Montecito and Carpinteria, California, USA

    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union | November 19, 2018...
    Summary

    The Thomas Fire burned 114,078 ha in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, southern California, during December 2017–January 2018. On 9 January 2018, high-intensity rainfall...

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  • Distribution of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers on the U.S. West Coast During Water Year 2018 Through April

    Distribution of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers on the U.S. West Coast During Water Year 2018 Through April

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego | March 1, 2018...
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    Forty-four atmospheric rivers (ARs) made landfall on the West Coast during the 2018 water year through April compared to 68 the year before,...

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  • Increasing Precipitation Volatility in Twenty-First Century California

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    Increasing Precipitation Volatility in Twenty-First Century California

    Nature Climate Change | April 23, 2018...
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    Mediterranean climate regimes are particularly susceptible to rapid shifts between drought and flood—of which, California’s rapid transition from record multi-year dryness between 2012...

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  • Navigating a Flood of Information Evaluating and Integrating Climate Science into Groundwater Planning in California

    Navigating a Flood of Information Evaluating and Integrating Climate Science into Groundwater Planning in California

    Union of Concerned Scientists, Stanford Water in the West | November 1, 2017...
    Summary

    In early 2017, northern California experienced record-setting levels of precipitation. The amount of rain and snow from October 2016 through February 2017 was...

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  • Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

    Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | January 13, 2011...
    Summary

    The U.S. Geological Survey, Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP) uses hazards science to improve resiliency of communities to natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis,...

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  • Snow Level Characteristics and Impacts of a Spring Typhoon-Originating Atmospheric River in the Sierra Nevada, USA

    Snow Level Characteristics and Impacts of a Spring Typhoon-Originating Atmospheric River in the Sierra Nevada, USA

    Atmosphere, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | June 15, 2018...
    Summary

    On 5–7 April 2018, a landfalling atmospheric river resulted in widespread heavy precipitation in the Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada. Observed snow...

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