Dr. Dan J. McEvoy

Assistant Research Professor Climatology
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Professional Interests

Dr. McEvoy is a researcher withthe Western Regional Climate Center. His research interests are interdisciplinary and span the fields of climate, hydrology, and meteorology. Research interestsinclude advancing drought monitoring technology, seasonal drought prediction, the role of evaporative demand on drought, quality and uncertainty assessment of weather observations, and climate modeling.

Research Areas

  • drought monitoring
  • climate variability
  • seasonal prediction
  • evapotranspiration and evaporative demand
  • hydrometeorology

Education

Ph.D., 2015, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, Atmospheric Science

M.S., 2012,University of Nevada, Reno, NV, Atmospheric Science

B.S., 2005, Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY, Environmental Science

Publications & Presentations

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Dorman, C., Mejia, J. F., Koracin, D. R., McEvoy, D. J. (2017).Worldwide Marine Fog Occurrence and Climatology (Book Chapter 3), Eds.Dorman, C. E., Koracin, D. R., InMarine Fog: Challenges and Advancements in Observations and Forecasting, Series: Springer Atmospheric Sciences, pp. 7-152, Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland

Hobbins, M. T.,Wood, A. W., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G. (2016).The Evaporative Demand Drought Index: Part I - Linking Drought Evolution to Variations in Evaporative Demand,Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 1745-1761, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0121.1

McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L.,Hobbins, M. T.,Wood, A. W., Morton, C. G. (2016).The Evaporative Demand Drought Index: Part II -- CONUS-wide Assessment Against Common Drought Indicators,Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 1763-1779, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0122.1

Brown, T., Simeral, D., McEvoy, D., Morton, C., Redmond, R., and McCurdy, G. (2016). An Assessment of Climate Monitoring for Land Management Applications in the Great Basin. Western Regional Climate Center. Final Report for the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative. CESU Project L13AC00262.

McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Mejia, J. F., Hobbins, M. (2016). Improved seasonal drought forecasts using reference evapotranspiration anomalies, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 377-385, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067009

McEvoy, D. J. (2015), Physically based evaporative demand as a drought metric: Historical analysis and seasonal prediction, Ph.D. dissertation, Dep. of Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA.

McEvoy, D. J., Mejia, J. F., Huntington, J. L. (2014). Use of an Observation Network in the Great Basin to Evaluate Gridded Climate Data, J. Hydrometeorol., 15, 1913-1931

McEvoy, D. J., Abatzoglou, J. T., Edwards, L., Huntington, J. L. (2012). An Evaluation of Multiscalar Drought Indices in Nevada and Eastern California, Earth Interact, 16, 1-18 Online, doi: 10.1175/2012EI000447.1

Publications & Presentations

2017

Abatzoglou, J. T., McEvoy, D. J., Redmond, K. T. (2017). The West Wide Drought Tracker: Drought Monitoring at Fine Spatial Scales, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., (in press), 1-15, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0193.1
Dorman, C., Mejia, J. F., Koracin, D. R., McEvoy, D. J. (2017). Worldwide Marine Fog Occurrence and Climatology (Book Chapter 3), Eds. Dorman, C. E., Koracin, D. R., In Marine Fog: Challenges and Advancements in Observations and Forecasting, Series: Springer Atmospheric Sciences, pp. 7-152, Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland
Hobbins, M. T., McEvoy, D. J., Hain, C. (2017). Chapter 11: Evapotranspiration, Evaporative Demand, and Drought, In Drought and Water Crises: Science, Technology and Management Issues, CRC Press, (in press), Accepted
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
McEvoy, D. J. (2017). California Climate and Drought Update, CA-NV DEWS Southern California Winter Status Update: La Jolla, CA, February 9, 2017, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2017). Drought Monitoring With The Evaporative Demand Drought Index, Tenth Biennial US Drought Monitor Forum: Keystone, South Dakota, April 3, 2017, Invited
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L. (2017). Cloud Computing of Satellite and Gridded Climate Data: From Archives to Answers, Colorado River Hydrology Research Sypmosium: Las Vegas, Nevada, May 22, 2017, Invited
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)
Shukla, S., McEvoy, D. J., Hobbins, M., Husak, G., Huntington, J. L., Funk, C., Macharia, D., Verdin, J. (2017). Examining the value of global seasonal reference evapotranspiration forecasts to support FEWS NET?s food insecurity outlooks, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0104.1(in press)

2016

Brown, T. J., Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J. (2016). The spatialness of drought and fire shaped by a cloud, March 17, 2016
Dorman, C., Mejia, J. F., Koracin, D. R., McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Worldwide Marine Fog Occurrence and Climatology, Eds. Koracin, D. R., Dorman, C., In Marine Fog – Challenges and Advancements in Observations and Forecasting
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
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., Shukla, S., McNally, A., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Husak, F., Funk, C., Senay, G., Verdin, J., Jansma, T., Jansma, T. (2016). What Role Does Evaporative Demand Play in Driving Drought in Africa?, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 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., McEvoy, D. J., McCurdy, G. D., Lyles, B. F. (2016). NICE Net and Reference Evapotranspiration in Nevada, Western States Water Council Irrigation Management Information Systems Workshop: San Diego, CA, August 25, 2016
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
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Current Drought Conditions and What?s in Store, California Cattlemen’s Drought and Disaster Assistance Workshop: Sparks, NV, December 1, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). California Climate and Drought Update, CA-NV DEWS Central Valley Drought and Climate Outlook: Fresno, CA, October 12, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). California Climate and Drought Update, CA-NV DEWS North Central Coast Drought and Climate Outlook: Seaside, CA, October 11, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). California Climate and Drought Update, CA-NV DEWS Southern California Drought and Climate Outlook: Riverside, CA, September 15, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Western Regional Climate Center: Tools You Can Use, Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council Training: Seattle, WA, August 9, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Making Sense of El Niño and Seasonal Climate Forecasts in the West, Public lecture series: Science Distilled: The Winter that was?: Reno, NV, June 1, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Understanding Hydrologic and Rangeland Drought in Nevada, BLM Rangeland Seminar: Reno, NV, January 19, 2016, Invited
McEvoy, D. J., Hobbins, M. T. (2016). Linking Evaporative Demand Surplus and Precipitation Deficits to Multi-Year Streamflow Drought in California, Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting: Yosemite National Park, CA
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
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Hobbins, M. T. (2016). Analysis of the Relationship Between Nevada Surface Water Deficits and the Evaporative Demand Drought Index, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, March 1, 2016
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Mejia, J. F., Hobbins, M. (2016). Improved seasonal drought forecasts using reference evapotranspiration anomalies, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, (1), 377-385, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067009
Sheffield, A., Marrs, A., Wall, T. U., Cayan, D., Kalansky, J., Redmond, K. T., Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J. (2016). Creating a Regional Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) for California and Nevada: Building Off of Information Gathered and Lessons Learned After 5 Years of Drought, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016
Shukla, S., Hobbins, M., McEvoy, D. J., Husak, G., Dewes, C., McNally, A., Huntington, J. L., Funk, C., Verdin, J. (2016). Monitoring and Forecasting Reference Evapotranspiration for Food Security Assessments, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016

2015

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
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
Hobbins, M. T., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A. W., Verdin, J. P. (2015). Monitoring the California Drought with a novel drought index: the Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI), American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: California Drought: Causes, Impacts, and Policy: Irvine, CA, April 20, 2015-April 22, 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., 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., Pearson, C., Hook, S., McEvoy, D. J., Schladow, G., Mathis, T. (2015). Evaporation Estimates for Lake Tahoe: Review, Challenges, and Future Opportunities, Tahoe Science Conference: Reno, NV, September 1, 2015-September 3, 2015
McEvoy, D. J., Hobbins, M., Huntington, J. L., Mejia, J. F., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Verdin, J. (2015). Exploring the use of physically based evaporative demand anomalies to improve seasonal drought prediction, Nevada Water Resources Association
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Hobbins, M. T. (2015). Optimization of evaporative demand models for seasonal drought forecasts, American Geophysical Union Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Hobbins, M. T. (2015). Analysis of the Relationship between California Surface Water Deficits and the Evaporative Demand Drought Index, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: California Drought: Causes, Impacts, and Policy: Irvine, CA, April 20, 2015-April 22, 2015
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Mejia, J. F., Hobbins, M. T. (2015). Improved Seasonal Drought Forecasts using Reference Evapotranspiration Anomalies, Geophysical Research Letters
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

Dorman, C. E., Mejia, J. F., Koracin, D. R., McEvoy, D. J. (2014). Long Term Increase In Fog Occurrence Over The NW Pacific And NW Atlantic Fog Maximums, Decadal-Multidecadal variability in Pacific and Atlantic basins, Poster, AMS 94th annual Meeting 2014: Atlanta, GA, February 2, 2014
Hobbins, M., McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A., Verdin, J. (2014). Evaporative Demand Drought Index: The Physical Basis, . American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014, Poster No. H41B-0799
McEvoy, D. J., Hobbins, M., Mejia, J. F., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Verdin, J. (2014). Exploring the use of physically based evaporative demand anomalies to improve seasonal drought prediction, American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014
McEvoy, D. J., Hobbins, T., Huntington, J. L., Wood, A. (2014). Tracking Flash Drought with Land-Atmospheric Feedbacks, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA, February 2, 2014-February 2, 2014
McEvoy, D. J., Mejia, J. F. (2014). Regional Climate Simulations of Cold Season Precipitation over the Great Basin, Presentation at the AMS 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 94th AMS Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA, February 2, 2014
McEvoy, D. J., Mejia, J. F., Huntington, J. L. (2014). Use of an Observation Network in the Great Basin to Evaluate Gridded Climate Data, J. Hydrometeorol., 15, 1913-1931

2013

McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2013). A Comparison of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index Using Thronthwaite and Penman-Monteith Parameterizations for Potential Evapotranspiration

2012

Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J. (2012). Climatological Estimates of Open Water Evaporation from Selected Truckee & Carson River Basin Water Bodies, California & Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV
King, K. C., Mejia, J. F., McEvoy, D. J., Koracin, D. R. (2012). Evaluation of Regional Downscaling Predictions of Future Drought Probabilities in the Western United States, AMS 92nd Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 22, 2012
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T., Edwards, L. M. (2012). An Evaluation of Multi-scalar Drought Indices in Nevada and Eastern California, Earth Interactions, 16, (18), 1-18, doi: 10.1175/2012EI000447.1
McEvoy, D. J., Huntington, J. L., Edwards, L. M. (2012). Utility of precipitation indices as indicators of drought in Nevada and Eastern California, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV

2011

Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J. (2011). Climatological Estimates of Open Water Evaporation from Selected Truckee and Carson River Basin Water Bodies, California and Nevada, DRI Report No. 41254
McEvoy, D. J., Edwards, L. M., Huntington, J. L. (2011). Utility of Precipitation Indices as Indicators of Drought in Nevada and Eastern California, American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Conference: San Francisco, CA
McEvoy, D. J., Edwards, L. M., Huntington, J. L. (2011). Utility of Precipitation Indices as Indicators of Drought in Nevada, 19th Conference on Applied Climatology/36th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Climatiologists and Practical Solutions for a Warming World: Asheville, North Carolina

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