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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...
    Summary

    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 spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and Southern Canada 1950–2013

    Nature | August 18, 2015...
    Summary

    A data set of observed daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6 km) resolution, is described that spans the...

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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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  • An evaluation of atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific in CMIP5 and their response to warming under RCP 8.5

    An evaluation of atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific in CMIP5 and their response to warming under RCP 8.5

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | November 13, 2015...
    Summary

    Landfalling atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific are evaluated in historical (1980–2005) simulations from 28 models participating in the fifth phase of the Coupled...

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  • ARTMIP-early start comparison of atmospheric river detection tools: how many atmospheric rivers hit northern California’s Russian River watershed?

    ARTMIP-early start comparison of atmospheric river detection tools: how many atmospheric rivers hit northern California’s Russian River watershed?

    Climate Dynamics, Springer | September 10, 2018...
    Summary

    Many atmospheric river detection tools (ARDTs) have now been developed. However, their relative performance is not well documented. This paper compares a diverse...

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  • Assessing the climate‐scale variability of atmospheric rivers affecting western North America

    Assessing the climate‐scale variability of atmospheric rivers affecting western North America

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | August 3, 2017...
    Summary

    We have created a new seven‐decade‐long catalog of atmospheric river behavior land‐falling upon the west coast of North America. The catalog has been...

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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...
    Summary

    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 drive flood damages in the western United States

    Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States

    Science Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | December 4, 2019...
    Summary

    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are extratropical storms that produce extreme precipitation on the west coasts of the world’s major landmasses. In the United States, ARs...

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  • Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Science of the Total Environment | June 25, 2019...
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    Precipitation in California is projected to become more volatile: less frequent but more extreme as global warming pushes midlatitude frontal cyclones further poleward...

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  • Atmospheric rivers in 20 year weather and climate simulations: A multi-model, global evaluation

    Atmospheric rivers in 20 year weather and climate simulations: A multi-model, global evaluation

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | June 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are narrow, elongated, synoptic jets of water vapor that play importantroles in the global water cycle and meteorological/hydrological extremes. Increasing...

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