Dr. Benjamin Hatchett [he/him/his]
Assistant Research Professor, Atmospheric Science
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KeywordsHydrometeorology and hydroclimatology of dryland and alpine regions spanning the past, present, and future.
The Nonstationary Flood Hydrology of an Urbanizing Arid Watershed, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 24 (1), 87-104, 10.1175/JHM-D-22-0117.1, , , , , , (2023).
Seasonal Storm Characteristics Govern Urban Flash Flood Climatology in Arid Regions, Journal of Hydrometeorology, , , , (2023).
Community Observers’ Distinct Role in Advancing Meteorology and Climate Science, Sixth Oregon Climate Assessment, Corvallis, OR. Oregon Climate Change Research Institute: Oregon State University, https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/1161, , , , (2023).
Increasing the Reach and Effectiveness of Heat Risk Education and Warning Messaging: Recommendations from San Diego County, California, Residents, , (2022).
Incrementando el alcance y la eficacia de la educacion sobre los riesgos del calor y los mensajes de advertencia: Recomendaciones de los residentes del Condado de San Diego, California, , (2022).
Recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 82, 103288, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103288, , (2022).
Spring heat waves drive record western United States snow melt in 2021, Environmental Research Letters, IOP Science, December 5, 2022, 10.1088/1748-9326/aca8bd, (2022).
Decline in seasonal snow during a projected 20-year dry spell, Hydrology, 9 (9), August 26, 2022, https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology9090155, , (2022).
Monitoring the daily evolution and extent of snow drought, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 22 (3), 869-890, March 16, 2022, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-869-2022, , (2022).
Identifying community values related to heat: recommendations for forecast and health risk communication, Geoscience Communication, 4 (4), 517-525, , , (2021).
Mobility data aids assessment of human responses to extreme environmental conditions, The Lancet Planetary Health, 5 (10), e665-e667, 10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00261-8, , , , , , , (2021).
Brief Communication: Early season snowpack loss and implications for oversnow vehicle recreation travel planning, The Cryosphere, 13, 21-28, 10.5194/tc-13-21-2019, (2019).
Improving Visual Communication of Weather Forecasts with Rhetoric, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0186.1, , , , (2019).
Strongest MJO on record triggers extreme Atacama rainfall and warmth in Antarctica, Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1029/2018GL081475, , , , (2019).
Hydroclimate Variability in Snow-fed River Systems: Local Water Managers’ Perspectives on Adapting to the New Normal, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, , , (2019).
North-south dipole in cool season hydroclimate in western North America during the last deglaciation, Nature Scientific Reports, , , , , , (2019).
Projected Changes in Ventura County Climate. Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV, http://wrcc.dri.edu/Climate/reports.php, , , (2019).
Exploring the Origins of Snow Drought in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California, Earth Interactions, 22 (2), 1-13, doi:10.1175/EI-D-17- 0027.1, (2018).
Characteristics of Sundowner winds near Santa Barbara, CA from a dynamically downscaled climatology. Part I. Environment and effects near the surface, Journal of Meteorology and Climatology, 57, 589-606, 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0162.1, , (2018).
Brief Communication: Differences Between Sundowner and Santa Ana Wind Regimes in the Santa Ynez Mountains, California, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18, 419-427. European Geophysical Union, 10.5194/nhess-18-419-2018, , , (2018).
Fingerprints of the thermal equator, Nature Geoscience, 11, 387, 10.1038/s41561-018-0129-1(2018).
Sensitivity of a western Great Basin terminal lake to winter northeast Pacific storm track activity and moisture transportChapter : . In Starratt, S. W., Rosen, M. R. (Eds.), From Saline to Freshwater: The Diversity of Western Lakes in Space and Time. Geological Society of America, https://doi.org/10.1130/2018.2536(05), , , , , (2018).
A 22-year climatology of cool season hourly precipitation conducive to shallow landslides in California, Earth Interactions, 22, 1-35, Paper No. 14, 10.1175/EI-D-17-0029.1, , , , , , (2018).
Snow level characteristics and impacts of a spring typhoon-originating atmospheric river in the Sierra Nevada, USA, Atmosphere, 9 (6), 233, 10.3390/atmos9060233(2018).
2018 Indicators of Climate Change in California, 62-69. California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment(2018).
Characteristics of Diablo-like wind conditions in Northern California based on a climatology from surface observations, Fire, 1, 25, 10.3390/fire1020025, , (2018).
Impact of the North American Monsoon on wildfire activity in the southwest United States, International Journal of Climatology, 10.1002/joc.5899, , , , (2018).
Characteristics of Sundowner winds near Santa Barbara, CA, from a dynamically downscaled climatology: Environment and effects aloft and offshore, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (23), 13,092-13,110, 10.1029/2018JD029065, , (2018).
Towards a Reno Climate Resiliency and Adaptation Plan, Report prepared for the City of Reno Sustainability Office., (2018).
Avalanche Fatalities During Atmospheric River Events in the Western United States, J. Hydrometeorology, 18 (5), 1359–1374, 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0219.1, , , , , (2017).
The Record Los Angeles Heat Event of September 2010: 1. Synoptic-Scale-Meso-β-Scale Analyses of Interactive Planetary Wave Breaking, Terrain- and Coastal-Induced Circulations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, 10,729-10,750, 10.1002/2017JD027162, , , , , , (2017).
The response of a Great Basin terminal lake to winter North Pacific atmospheric circulations, Geological Society of America Special Papers, , , , , (2017).
Chronology and paleoclimatic inferences from the Convict Lake moraines, CaliforniaChapter : . In , Friends of the Pleistocene 2017 Pacific Cell Guidebook, (2017).
Winter snow level rise in the northern Sierra Nevada from 2008-2017, Water, 9, 14 p., Paper No. 899, 10.3390/w9110899, , , , , (2017).
Examining the North American Monsoon’s impact on wildfire activity in the southwest United States, International Journal of Climatology, , , , (2017).
Assimilating urban heat island effects into climate projections, J. Arid Environ., 128, 59-64, 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.01.007, , , (2016).
Late Pleistocene Climate Inferences from a Water Balance Model of Jakes Valley, Nevada (USA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 568 (2), 109-122, 10.1007/s10933-016-9897-z, , , , , (2016).
Magnitude and frequency of wet years under a megadrought climate in the western Great Basin, USA, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 152, 197-202, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.09.017, , , , , (2016).
Placing the 2012-2015 California-Nevada drought into a paleoclimatic context: Insights from Walker Lake, California-Nevada, USA, Geophysical Research Letters (42), 10.1002/2015GL065841, , , (2015).
Striking White Gold in the Emerald Chute, The Avalanche Review, 32 (4), 28-29(2014).
Black and brown carbon fractal aggregates from combustion of two fuels widely used in Asian rituals, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 122, 25-30, , , , , , , (2013).
Linking Global Climate Models to an Integrated Hydrologic Model Using an Individual Station Downscaling Approach, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, , , , (2012).
Linking global climate models to an integrated hydrologic model: Using an individual station downscaling approach, J. Contemporary Water Res. & Educ., 147, 17-27, , , , (2012).
Mechanical mastication thins Lake Tahoe forest with few adverse effects, California Agriculture, 60 (2), 77-82, 10.3733/ca.v060n02p77, , (2006).
The Nonstationary Flood Hydrology for the Las Vegas Wash Watershed. EWRI Congress: Henderson, NV, May 22, 2023-May 26, 2023, , , (2023).
Wildfire Impacts on Annual Flood Peaks Across the Western United States. SEDHYD: St. Louis, MI, May 8, 2023-May 12, 2023, , , , (2023).
Advancing probabilistic forecast communication: A partnership with five Western US NWS forecast offices for improved visualizations and graphics. American Meteorological Society: Denver, Colorado, , , , , , (2023).
Rain and snow are surprisingly difficult to predict near freezing-citizen scientists fill in the gaps. Frontiers in Hydrology: San Juan, Puerto Rico, , , , , (2022).
Recruitment, engagement, and retention of citizen scientists for precipitation phase observations in rain-snow transition zone. Frontiers in Hydrology: San Juan, Puerto Rico, , , , , (2022).
How Has the Flood Recipe for the Las Vegas Wash Watershed Changed?, AGU 2022: Chicago IL, , , (2022).
Machine Learning Suggests a Limit to Rain-Snow Partitioning Accuracy when Using Near-Surface Meteorology, AGU Fall Meeting: Chicago, IL, , , , , , , , (2022).
Scaling from regional to national: Evaluating the engagement strategy of Mountain Rain or Snow, AGU Fall Meeting: Chicago, IL, , , , , , (2022).
Scaling from regional to national: Evaluating the engagement strategy of Mountain Rain or Snow, AGU Fall Meeting: Chicago, Illinois, , , , , , (2022).
Identifying Community Risk Thresholds to Encourage Equitable Communication of Geohazards in Five Communities, AGU Fall Meeting: Chicago, Illinois, , , , , , (2022).
Citizen science highlights precipitation phase partitioning uncertainties in rain-snow transition zone. AGU Fall Meeting 2021: New Orleans, LA, , , , (2021).
Late Onset of Extreme Snow Drought in the Western US in 2021: Origins and Impacts. AGU Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, December 15, 2021-December 15, 2021, (2021).
The role of drought in the persistence of post-fire hydrologic hazards. AGU Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, December 15, 2021-December 15, 2021, , , , , , , (2021).
Hydrometeorological perspectives on avalanches in midlatitude mountains. Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences, University of Nevada Reno: Reno, NV, Invited presentation(2020).
Strongest MJO on Record Triggers Atacama Rainfall and Warmth in Antarctica. 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Boston, MA, January 12, 2020-January 16, 2020, , , , (2020).
The Western Regional Climate Center Snow Drought Tracker and other web-based tools for monitoring Sierra Nevada hydroclimate. Sierra Nevada Alliance Biennial Conference, September 10, 2020-September 11, 2020, , (2020).
Impacts of Recent Snow Droughts in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Meeting: Reno, NV, January 29, 2019-January 31, 2019, (2019).
Uncovering Public Values in Heat Safety Communication: Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Build Trust between Citizens and Scientists. American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2019-December 13, 2019, , (2019).
Development of Real Time Snow Drought Tracking Tools for the Western United States. California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System Partners Meeting: Sacramento, CA, November 18, 2019-November 19, 2019, , (2019).
Impacts of Recent Temperature-Driven Snow Droughts in the Northern Sierra Nevada, 87th Annual Western Snow Conference: Reno, NV, April 15, 2019-April 18, 2019, (2019).
Projected changes in Ventura County climate. Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting: Ventura, CA, Invited talk, (2019).
It Takes More Than a Two-Year Funding Cycle to Have an Impact. Annual Meeting of American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2019-December 13, 2019, , (2019).
Snow Drought: Concepts, Monitoring, and Impacts. North American Drought Monitor Forum: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 1, 2018-May 3, 2018, (2018).
The role of atmospheric rivers in shallow landslides and post-fire debris flows in the western US. 2nd International Atmospheric Rivers Conference: La Jolla, CA, June 27, 2018, , , , (2018).
Post-fire debris flows in California: An atmospheric perspective. American Geophysical Union 51st Annual Fall Meeting: Washington, DC, December 11, 2018, , , , , , (2018).
Southern California “Sundowner” events, 2017: Simulation studies and conceptual models. 18th Annual WRF Users’ Workshop: Boulder, CO, June 12, 2017-June 16, 2017, , , (2017).
Recent abrupt winter snow level rise in the northern Sierra Nevada, Invited talk. Gary Comer Conference on Abrupt Climate Change: Madison, WI, October 6, 2017(2017).
Paleoclimate insights from the Walker Lake Basin, California-Nevada, Invited talk. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA, October 23, 2017(2017).
Exploring the Hydrometeorological Origins of Snow Drought. Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting: Yosemite National Park, CA, October 5, 2017-October 6, 2017, (2017).
Climatology of Landslide Triggering Precipitation in California. American Meteorological Society (AMS) Applied Climatology: Asheville, NC, June 27, 2017, , , , (2017).
Influence of the California Coastal Jet on Analysis of Sundowners from a dynamically downscaled climatology. Meteorology and Climate — Modeling for Air Quality (MAC-MAQ), UC Davis: Davis, CA, September 13, 2017-September 16, 2017, , (2017).
Dynamics of Sundowner winds of Santa Barbara, CA from a downscaled climatology. Desert Research Institute Division of Atmospheric Sciences Meeting: Reno, NV, May 17, 2017, , (2017).
Southern California ‘Sundowner’ events: simulation studies and conceptual models. 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA, January 25, 2017, , , (2017).
The Multi-scale Dynamics of an Extreme “Heat Burst” Event in the Los Angeles Basin. American Meteorological Society Mountain Meteorology Conference: Burlington, VT, June 27, 2016-July 1, 2016, , , (2016).
A Climatology of Extreme Heating “Sundowner” Events near Santa Barbara (CA) Based on Surface Observations. American Meteorological Society Mountain Meteorology Conference: Burlington, VT, June 27, 2016-July 1, 2016, , , (2016).
Multi-scale Simulations of the 2010 Los Angeles/Southern California Heat Burst Event. American Meteorological Society Mountain Meteorology Conference: Burlington, VT, June 27, 2016-July 1, 2016, , , (2016).
The Contributions of Atmospheric Rivers to Avalanche Fatalities in the Western United States. International Conference on Atmospheric Rivers: San Diego, CA, August 8, 2016-August 11, 2016, , , , (2016).
Analysis of diurnal and seasonal snowfall patterns in the Rwenzori Mountains, tropical East Africa, using satellite data and models. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016, , , (2016).
Synoptic and mesoscale controls on Sierra Nevada rain shadow intensity. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016, , , (2016).
Some applications of hydrometeorology to paleoclimate problems. Comer Abrupt Climate Change Conference: Madison, WI, October 3, 2016-October 5, 2016, , , , , , , (2016).
Some characteristics of upside-down storms in the northern Sierra Nevada, California-Nevada, USA, Proceedings of the 2016 International Snow Science Workshop, 1-8, , (2016).
A numerical study of the 06/2016 Sherpa fire and the relative role of internal gravity wave and shallow water dynamics during Sundowner events. Invited talk. Fire Weather and Sundowner Winds in Santa Barbara: Observing, Modeling and Forecasting Workshop: Ucen Lobero Room, UC Santa Barbara, CA, October 21, 2016, , , (2016).
The massive space and time scale of atmospheric processes that create localized extreme heat bursts, dry lightning, fire weather, and debris flow in the Western US. Restoring the West Conference: Climate, Disturbance, and Restoration in the Intermountain West: Utah State University, Logan, UT, October 19, 2016, , , , , (2016).
Observational analysis of the multi-day and multi-scale forcing organizing the 2010/09/27 Los Angeles Basin heat burst event. 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology: Applications of Mountain Meteorology: Burlington, VT, June 20, 2016, , , (2016).
Revisiting the Sundowner Winds of Santa Barbara, California through observations, reanalysis, and high resolution modeling. Invited talk. Fire Weather and Sundowner Winds in Santa Barbara: Observing, Modeling and Forecasting Workshop: Ucen Lobero Room, UC Santa Barbara, CA, October 21, 2016, , , (2016).
A medieval perspective of historical California and Nevada droughts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015, , , , (2015).
Evidence for sensitivity of a terminal lake to storm track position. Comer Conference on Abrupt Climate Change (Paleoclimatic Focus): Madison, WI, October 20, 2014, , , , (2014).
Evidence for the sensitivity of a terminal lake to storm track position. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract #PP23C-1406., , , , (2014).
Untangling the extreme urban heat island of the arid, complex terrain city of Reno, NV. Presentation at the Third Annual Symposium on Environment and Health, 92nd Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 22, 2012, , (2012).
Midtropospheric Response to a Siberian Cold Air Outbreak over the Kuroshio Current in the Pacific Basin, Dynamics and Predictability of Midlatitude Storms in a Changing Climate. Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012, , , , , , , (2012).
Air-sea Interaction over the Kuroshio Current during a Cold-air Outbreak, Boundary Layer Processes in the Climate System. AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012, , , , , , , (2012).
Evaluation of three climate downscaling techniques in forcing a coupled hydrological model in a snow-dominated watershed in the Lake Tahoe basin. 91st American Meteorological Society Meeting: Seattle, , , (2011).
Playing CSI: A case study of the November 12, 2009 Bozeman, Montana Snow Event, Proceedings of the 2010 International Snow Science Workshop, , , (2010).
Development of Real Time Snow Drought Tracking Tools for the Western United States. DRI Conversations with Innovators IRP, November 10, 2020, , (2020).
Origins of northern Sierra Nevada snow droughts, Mountain Views Chronicle, 12 (1), 5-8, (2018).
For the love of field work, Mountain Views Chronicle, 12 (1), 36-38(2018).