Charles G. Morton

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Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
M.S. 2011 University of Nevada, Reno Geography
B.S. 2004 University of Nevada, Reno Mechanical Engineering

Publications & Presentations

2017

Carroll, R. W., Huntington, J. L., Snyder, K. A., Niswonger, R. G., Morton, C. G., Stringham, T. K. (2017). Evaluating mountain meadow groundwater response to Pinyon-Juniper and temperature in a Great Basin watershed, Ecohydrology, 10, (1), doi: 10.1002/eco.1792 Article No. e1792
Huntington, J. L., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Abatzoglou, J. T., McEvoy, D. J., Erickson, T. (2017). Climate Engine: Cloud Computing and Visualization of Climate and Remote Sensing Data for Advanced Natural Resource Monitoring and Process Understanding, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., in press, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00324.1
McGwire, K. C., Weltz, M., Snyder, K., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Peterson, S. (2017). Satellite Assessment of Early Season Forecasts for Vegetation Conditions of Grazing Allotments in Nevada, United States, Rangeland Ecology Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2017.06.005(in press)

2016

Brown, T. J., Simeral, D. B., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G., Redmond, K. T., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). An Assessment of Climate Monitoring for Land Management Applications in the Great Basin, 51 pp., doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2870.5528 Bureau of Land Management, Final report for the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative CESU Project L13AC00262.
Hausner, M. B., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G., Smith, G. T., Fesenmyer, K., Huntington, J. L. (2016). Evaluating the effect of restoration practices on riparian vegetation using remote sensing data, American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, Calif., December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016, B43A-0562
Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2016). Climate Engine? Monitoring Drought with Google Earth Engine, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016
Heyvaert, A. C., Fitzgerald, B. C., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Susfalk, R. B. (2016). Pilot Implementation of the Lake Tahoe Nearshore Monitoring Framework for Clarity Metrics, DRI Report No. 41267
Heyvaert, A. C., Fitzgerald, B. C., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Susfalk, R. B. (2016). Evaluating Nearshore Clarity Conditions and Linkages to Watershed Management Objectives at Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, North American Lake Management Society: Banff, Canada, November 1, 2016-November 4, 2016
Hobbins, M., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A., Morton, C. G., Verdin, J. (2016). EDDI Examines the Current California Drought: Early Warning and Monitoring of Agricultural and Hydrologic Drought with the New Evaporative Demand Drought Index, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 10, 2016-January 14, 2016
Hobbins, M., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A., Morton, C. G., Verdin, J., Andrea, R. (2016). The Evaporative Demand Drought Index: A New Drought Early Warning and Monitoring Index for Drought and Wildfire Prediction, 14th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop: Burlington, VT, March 22, 2016
Hobbins, M., Wood, A., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Verdin, J., Anderson, M., Hain, C. (2016). The Evaporative Demand Drought Index: Part I - Linking Drought Evolution to Variations in Evaporative Demand, J. Hydrometeor., 17, 1745-1761, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0121.1
Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Vansant, D. S., McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Nevada Drought Monitoring through Cloud Computing and Visualization of Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, March 1, 2016
Huntington, J. L., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hegewisch, K., Vansant, D. S., Landsfeld, M., Husak, G., Verdin, J., Friedrichs, M. (2016). Monitoring Drought with Google Earth Engine: From Archives to Answers, Google Earth Engine User Summit: Mountain View, CA, June 14, 2016-June 16, 2016, Invited plenary presentation.
Huntington, J. L., McGwire, K. C., Morton, C. G., Snyder, K., Peterson, S., Erickson, T., Niswonger, R., Carroll, R. W., Smith, G. T., Allen, R. (2016). Assessing the Role of Climate and Resource Management on Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Changes in Arid Environments with the Landsat Archive, Remote Sensing of Environment, 185, 186-197, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.07.004
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Bromley, M., Hedgewisch, K., Gangopadhyay, S. (2016). Historical and Future Irrigation Water Requirements for Select Reclamation Project Areas, Western U.S, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23078.93761 Bureau of Reclamation
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Melton, F., Guzman, A., Allen, R. (2016). Towards Development of a Complete Landsat Evapotranspiration and Energy Balance Archive to Support Agricultural Consumptive Water Use Reporting and Prediction in the Central Valley, California, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture, 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy: San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2016-June 30, 2016
Landsfeld, M., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Husak, G., Friedrichs, M., Funk, C., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T., Verdin, J. (2016). Generating Southern Africa Precipitation Forecast Using the FEWS Engine, a New Application for the Google Earth Engine, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016
Liebert, R. M., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Sueki, S., Acharya, K. (2016). Estimating Water Salvage from Leaf Beetle Induced Tamarisk Defoliation in the Lower Virgin River Using Satellite Based Energy Balance, Journal of Ecohydrology, doi: 10.1002/eco.1623
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Hobbins, M., Wood, A., Morton, C. G., Verdin, J., Anderson, M., Hain, C. (2016). The Evaporative Demand Drought Index: Part II -- CONUS-wide Assessment Against Common Drought Indicators, J. Hydrometeor., 17, 1763-1799, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0122.1
Melton, F., Guzman, A., Johnson, L., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2016). Operational Mapping of Evapotranspiration over Agricultural Land in the California Central Valley, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture, 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy: San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2016-June 30, 2016
Pearson, C., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Saftner, D. M., Acharya, K. (2016). Developing a rapid-response tool for detecting algae using Landsat imagery, National Park Service GBCESU, September 1, 2014-December 31, 2016, P11AC8R001/P14AC01522, Accepted

2015

Carroll, R. W., Huntington, J. L., Niswonger, R., Snyder, K., Morton, C. G., Stringham, T. (2015). Evaluating mountain meadow groundwater response to climate and vegetation using integrated modeling and remote sensing, MODFLOW and More: Golden, CO, June 1, 2015-June 3, 2015
Carroll, R. W., Pohll, G. M., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2015). Calibrating a basin-scale model to remotely sensed estimates of groundwater evapotranspiration, Journal of American Water Resouces Association, doi: 10.1111/jawr.12285
Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Peterson, A., Joros, A. N., McEvoy, D. J., Erickson, T., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2015). Google Drought Monitoring Through Cloud Computing and Visualization of Remote Sensing and Meteorological Datasets: Examples for California, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: Irvine, CA, April 20, 2015-April 22, 2015
Hegewisch, K. C., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Vansant, D. S., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2015). Climate Engine: Cloud Computing and Visualization of Climate and Remote Sensing Datasets, GIS Day, University of Idaho: Moscow, ID, November 18, 2015
Hobbins, M. T., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A. W., Morton, C. G., Verdin, J. P. (2015). The current California drought through EDDI's eyes: early warning and monitoring of agricultural and hydrologic drought with the new Evaporative Demand Drought Index, 2015 Fall Conference American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hegewisch, K. C., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Vansant, D. S. (2015). ClimateEngine.org: Cloud Computing and Visualization of Climate and Remote Sensing Data, (Invited) International Workshop on Evapotranspiration Mapping for Water Security, World Bank: Washington D.C., September 15, 2015-September 17, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Joros, A. N., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hegewisch, K., Peterson, A., Vansant, D. S., Allen, R., Kilic, A., Hobbins, M., Verdin, J. (2015). Cloud Computing for Drought Monitoring with Google Earth Engine, (Invited) U.S. Drought Monitor Forum: Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, April 14, 2015-April 16, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Gangopadhyay, S., Spears, M., Allen, R., King, D. L., Morton, C. G., Harrison, A., McEvoy, D. J., Joros, A. N. (2015). West-Wide Climate Risk Assessments: Irrigation Demand and Reservoir Evaporation Projections, Technical memorandum No. 68-68210-2014-01, 218 p, 754 appx, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Bromley, M., Liebert, R. M., Paudel, K. (2015). Landsat Evapotranspiration from Phreatophyte and Irrigated Areas, Boulder Flat, Humboldt River Basin, Nevada, 49, Barrick Gold Corporation
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Bromley, M., Peterson, S., Carroll, R. W., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., McEvoy, D. J., Allen, R., Abatzoglou, J. T., Melton, F., Vansant, D. S., Niswonger, R., Erickson, T., Snyder, K. (2015). Monitoring Perennial Yield, Groundwater Discharge, and ET from Irrigated Agriculture with the Landsat Archive, (Invited) International Workshop on Evapotranspiration Mapping for Water Security: World Bank, Washington D.C., September 15, 2015-September 15, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Abatzoglou, J. T., McEvoy, D. J., Vansant, D. S., Niswonter, R., Peterson, S. (2015). Quantifying Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Changes Associated with Water Availability and Management in Arid Environments using the Landsat Archive, Landsat Science Team Meeting: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 7, 2015-July 9, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., McEvoy, D. J., Niswonger, R., Peterson, S. (2015). Groundwater Appropriation, Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems, and 3M Plans in the Great Basin, (Invited) Great Basin Consortium: Boise, Idaho, February 17, 2015-February 19, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Rajagopal, S., Niswonger, R. G., Gardner, M. A., Morton, C. G., Reeves, D. M., Pohll, G. M. (2015). The balancing act of surface-reservoir-groundwater for integrated water resources management, AGU: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
Landsfeld, M., Daudert, B., Friedrich, M., Morton, C. G., Hegewisch, K., Husak, G., Funk, C., Peterson, P., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T., Verdin, J. (2015). An Agro-Climatological Early Warning Tool Based on the Google Earth Engine to Support Regional Food Security Analysis, American Geophysical Union Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
McGwire, K. C., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Peterson, S., Schade, M. (2015). The BLM Riparian Toolbar: An ArcMap Plugin for Regional Analysis of Vegetation Response, Great Basin Consortium Conference, Boise State University: Boise, Idaho, February 17, 2015-February 19, 2015
Melton, F., Huntington, J. L., Guzman, A., Johnson, L., Morton, C. G., Nemani, R., Post, K., Rosevelt, C., Shupe, J., Spellenberg, R., Vitale, A. (2015). Mapping Evapotranspiration over Agricultural Lands in the California Central Valley, American Geophysical Union Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2015). Cloud Computing of Remote Sensing and Climate Data, (Invited) Remote Sensing Workshop, Tahoe Science Conference, September 21, 2015-September 23, 2015
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Allen, R. G., Kilic, A., Joros, A. N. (2015). More Landsat Satellites Equates to More Reliable Monitoring of Water Consumption, Remote Sensing, Submitted
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Melton, F. S., Guzman, A., Allen, R. G. (2015). Implementation of Automated METRIC Algorithms on the NASA Earth Exchange for Rapid Consumptive Water Use and Drought Impact Mapping in California's Central Valley, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: Irvine, CA, April 20, 2015-April 22, 2015
Rajagopal, S., Huntington, J. L., Niswonger, R., Morton, C. G., Gardner, M. A., Reeves, D. M. (2015). The Interplay of Snow, Surface water, and groundwater Reservoirs for Integrated Water Resources Management, American Geophysical Union Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
Rajagopal, S., Huntington, J. L., Niswonger, R., Pohll, G. M., Gardner, M. A., Morton, C. G., Zhang, Y., Reeves, D. M. (2015). Integrated Surface and Groundwater Modeling of Martis Valley, California, for Assessment of Potential Climate Change Impacts on Basin Scale Water Resources, 54, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, DRI Report No. 41261
Vansant, D. S., Hegewisch, K. C., Abatzoglou, J. T., Huntington, J. L., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G. (2015). Climate Engine: Cloud computing for visualization and analysis of climate and remote sensing, 6th Annual Northwest Climate Science Conference: Coeur d’Alene, ID, November 3, 2015-November 5, 2015
Vitale, A., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Melton, F. S., Guzman, A., McEvoy, D. J. (2015). Development of a complete Landsat evapotranspiration and energy balance archive to support agricultural consumptive water use reporting and prediction in the Central Valley, CA, 2015 Fall Conference American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015

2014

Huntington, J. L., Liebert, R. M., Morton, C. G., Bromley, M. (2014). Landsat Surface Energy Balance Evapotranspiration from Agricultural Lands of the Muddy River Area, Nevada, prepared for Southern Nevada Water Authority, 38p, Desert Research Institute Publication
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Bromley, M., Liebert, R. M., Minor, T. B., Allen, R. (2014). Landsat Water Use Mapping of Crop and Phreatophyte Areas in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Fall Symposium: Reno, NV, October 15, 2014-October 16, 2014
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Bromley, M., Liebert, R. M., Paudel, K. (2014). Landsat Evapotranspiration from Phreatophyte and Irrigated Areas, Boulder Flat, Humboldt River Basin, Nevada, prepared for Barrick Gold Corporation, 49p, Desert Research Institute Publication
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Allen, R., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Joros, A. N. (2014). Monitoring Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Great Basin from Space and Clouds, American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Reno, NV, May 31, 0014-July 2, 2014
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R. (2014). Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, February 2, 2014-February 2, 2014
Rajagopal, S., Huntington, J. L., Niswonger, R., Reeves, D. M., Morton, C. G., Gardner, M. A., Pohll, G. M. (2014). The Value of Integrated Hydrologic Modeling for Water Resource Management: Tahoe Basin case study, February 3, 2014
Rajagopal, S., Huntington, J. L., Reeves, D. M., Morton, C. G., Pohll, G. M. (2014). Development and Calibration of Basin-Scale Watershed Models of the Upper Truckee for Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources, October 1, 2015
Rajagopal, S., Niswonger, R., Huntington, J. L., Gardner, M. A., Morton, C. G., Maples, S., Reeves, D. M., Pohll, G. M. (2014). High Resolution Integrated Hydrologic Modeling for Water Resource Management: Tahoe Basin Case Study, AGU: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014

2013

Beamer, J., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Pohll, G. M. (2013). Estimation of annual Groundwater Evapotranspiration from Phreatophyte Vegetation in the Great Basin using Remotely Sensed Vegetation Indices and Ground Based Flux Tower measurements, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 49, (3), 518-533, doi: 10.1111/jawr.12058
Carroll, R. W., Pohll, G. M., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2013). Calibrating basin-scale groundwater models to remotely sensed estimates of groundwater evapotranspiration, Modflow and More: Golden, CO, June 3, 2013-June 6, 2013
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGraw, D. S., Pohll, G. M. (2013). Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration for Groundwater Recharge Estimation from Irrigated Lands, Annual Conference: Reno, NV
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R. (2013). Utilizing Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Rajagopal, S., Pohll, G. M., Reeves, D. M. (2013). Development and calibration of basin-scale watershed models of the upper Truckee for assessment of climate change impacts on water resources, NWRA 2013 Truckee River Symposium
Huntington, J. L., Pohll, G. M., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Bassett, S., Allen, R. (2013). Assessing Calibration Uncertainty and Automation for Estimating Evapotranspiration from Agricultural Areas Using METRIC, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi: 10.1111/jawr.12054
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Allen, R. G., Melton, F., Minor, T. B., Bromley, M., Sullivan, A. (2013). Towards Rapid and Accurate Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration from Irrigated Lands with Lansat for Improved Hydrologic Modeling, Operations, and Procedures, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Reno, NV
Niswonger, R., Huntington, J. L., Dettinger, M., Morton, C. G., Rajagopal, S., Pohll, G. M., Gardner, M. A., Reeves, D. M. (2013). Multi-scale simulations of past and future projections of hydrology in Lake Tahoe Basin, California-Nevada, 2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Zhang, Y., Huntington, J. L., Niswonger, R., Morton, C. G., McGraw, D. S., Pohll, G. M., Rajagopoal, S., Gardner, M. A., Reeves, D. M. (2013). Integrated hydrologic modeling of Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley mountain block and alluvial systems, Nevada and California, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2013: Translating Science into Practice

2012

Carroll, R. W., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Pohll, G. M. (2012). Calibrating Basin-Scale Groundwater Models to Remotely Sensed Estimates of Groundwater Evapotranspiration, American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA.
Gilbertson, L., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Pohll, G. M. (2012). Estimating Agricultural Water Use from Remote Sensing in Amargosa Valley: Will Solar Power Use More?, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Allen, R. G., Minor, T. B., King, D., Harrison, A., Spears, M., Thomas, J. M. (2012). Recent DRI Applications for Estimating Crop Consumptive Use across the Western U.S. using Traditional and Remote Sensing Methods
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Gilbertson, L., Minor, T. B., Pohll, G. M. (2012). Recent Applications Mapping Consumptive Use via Remote Sensing in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Minor, T. B., Allen, R., Melton, F. (2012). Improving the Efficiency of Operational ET Estimates using METRIC, Western States ET Workshop 2012: Boise, Idaho

2011

Beamer, J. P., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Pohll, G. M. (2011). Annual Evapotranspiration Estimation Using Landsat and Flux Tower Data, Nevada Water Resources Association 2011 Annual Conference: Reno, NV
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Allen, R. A. (2011). Who Should Turn the Crank? Remote Sensing Example from Nevada, Western States Evapotranspiration Workshop: Boise, ID
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Beamer, J., Sullivan, A., Lyles, B. F., Allen, R. G., Pohll, G. M. (2011). Estimating Evapotranspiration From Irrigated Agriculture and Groundwater Discharge Areas in Nevada using Remote Sensing and Weather Station Data, AWRA 2011 Annual Water Resources Conference: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Huntington, J. L., Sullivan, A., Allen, R. G., Minor, T. B., Morton, C. G., Pohll, G. M., Thomas, J. M. (2011). Water Transfers from Agriculture to Cities and Basin Management - ET Mapping Contributions in Nevada, First Annual Western States ET Workshop: Boise, ID
Sullivan, A., Gilbertson, L., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2011). Quantifying Agricultural Consumptive Use Using Remote Sensing to Support Water Rights Changes in the Walker River Basin, Nevada Water Resources Association 2011 Annual Conference: Reno, NV

2010

Beamer, J. P., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Pohll, G. M. (2010). Comparison of Methods for Estimating Evapotranspiration using Remote Sensing Data, American Geophysical Union Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., Beamer, J., Minor, T. B., Allen, R. G., Sullivan, A., Pohll, G. M., Lyles, B. F., Thomas, J. M. (2010). Western Nevada Water Resources Evaluation Program, The USBR-Alliance University Applied Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration Conference: Las Vegas
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Garcia, C. A., Allen, R. G. (2010). Comparing Remotely Sensed and Measured Energy Balance for Play and Phreatophyte Shrub Groundwater Discharge Areas, Dixie Valley, NV, Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2010 Symposium: Jackson Hole, WY

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