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Michael Dettinger
LOA Hourly - Research Professor

Albano, C. M., McCarthy, M. I., Dettinger, M. D., McAfee, S. (2021). Techniques for constructing climate scenarios for stress test applications, Climatic Change, 164 (3), 33, 10.1007/s10584-021-02985-6
Sterle, K. M., Singletary, L., Lee, G., Rollins, K., Pohll, G. M., McCarthy, M. I., Rajagopal, S., Albano, C. M., Boyer, W., Huntington, J. L., Dettinger, M. D., Niswonger, R., Morway, E., Kitlasten, W., Gardner, M., Coors, S., Jose, L. (2020). Water Sustainability and Climate in the Truckee-Carson River System, Western United States: 10 Key Takeaways from the Water for the Seasons Collaborative Research Program, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension, SP-20-02

McAfee, S., Dettinger, M. D., McEvoy, D. J., Kalansky, J., Cayan, D., Lachniet, M., Moser, S., VanderMolen, K.A., Wall, T. U. (2020). Nevada’s 2020 State Climate Strategy: Climate Change in Nevada, State of Nevada, December 1, 2020

Harpold, A., Rajagopal, S., Dettinger, M. (2019). Snow Droughts in Western U.S. Mountains: Frequency, Distribution, and Proximate Causes, Water Resources Research
Albano, C. M., Sterle, K., Dettinger, M., Singletary, L. (2019). Four Climate Scenarios Developed to Explore Adaptation Strategies for the Truckee-Carson River System, 7, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 19-09
Heyvaert, A. C., Schladow, S. G., Dettinger, M., Naranjo, R. C., Sadro, S. (2019). Linking Science to Action: A Framework to Advance Science-Based Management for Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Science Advisory Council: Incline Village, NV
Lamjiri, M. A., Dettinger, M., Ralph, F. M., Oakley, N. S., Rutz, J. J. (2018). Hourly Analyses of the Large Storms and Atmospheric Rivers that Provide Most of California’s Precipitation in Only 10-100 Hours per Year, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 16 (4), 17 pp., Article No. 1, 10.15447/sfews.2018v16iss4art1
Vicuna, S., Omojola, A., Dettinger, M., Lall, U., Noyola, A., Raschid, L., Redwood, M., Ferguson, D., Guereca, L. P., Jamwal, P., Wejs, A. (2017). Water, Wastewater and Sanitation, In Climate Change and Cities–Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, Cambridge University Press
Rosenzweig, C., Solecki, W., Romero-Lankao, P., Mehrotra, S., Dhakal, S., Ibrahim, S. A. (Eds.) Vicuna, S., Omojola, A., Dettinger, M., Lall, U., Noyola, A., Raschid, L., Redwood, M., Ferguson, D., Guereca, L. P., Jamwal, P., Wejs, A. (2017). Water, Wastewater and Sanitation, In Climate Change and Cities–Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, 42 p., Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
Harpold, A. A., Dettinger, M., Rajagopal, S. (2017). Defining snow drought and why it matters, Eos, Transactions of the AGU, 98, 10.1029/2017EO068775
Lamjiri, M. A., Dettinger, M., Ralph, F. M., Guan, B. (2017). Hourly storm characteristics along the U.S. West Coast: Role of atmospheric rivers in extreme precipitation, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 7020-7028, 10.1002/2017GL074193
Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M., McCarthy, M. I., Welborn, T. L., Cox, D. A. (2016). Application of an extreme winter storm scenario to identify vulnerabilities, mitigation options, and science needs in the Sierra Nevada mountains, USA: Natural Hazards, 80, 879-900, doi:10.1007/s11069-015-2003-4
Miller, K. (Ed.) Cayan, D. R., Dettinger, M., Pierce, D., Das, T., Knowles, N., Ralph, F. M., Sumargo, E. (2016). Natural Variability, Anthropogenic Climate Change and Impacts on Water Availability and Flood Extremes in the Western United States, In Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate, 17-42, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL
Dettinger, M. (2016). Historical and Future Relations Between Large Storms and Droughts in California, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14 (2), 21 pp.
Dettinger, M., Ralph, F. M., Lavers, D. A. (2016). Setting the Stage for a Global Science of Atmospheric Rivers-Scripps International Atmospheric-Rivers Workshop, La Jolla, CA 15-17 June 2015, Eos, 97 (1), 7
Healey, M., Goodwin, P., Dettinger, M., Norgaard, R. (2016). The State of Bay Delta Science 2016-An Introduction, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14 (2), 7 pp. 10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss2art5
Lavers, D., Waliser, D., Ralph, F. M., Dettinger, M. (2016). Predictability of Horizontal Water Vapor Transport Relative to Precipitation–Enhancing Situational Awareness for Forecasting Western U.S. Extreme Precipitation and Flooding, Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (5), 2275-2282, 10.1002/2016GL067765
Lundquist, J. D., Roche, J., Forrester, H. A., Huggett, B., Moore, C. W., Keenan, E., Perry, G., Cristea, N., Henn, B., Lapo, K., McGurk, B., Cayan, D., Dettinger, M. (2016). Yosemite Hydroclimate Network-Distributed Stream and Atmospheric Data for the Tuolumne River Watershed and Surroundings, Water Resources Research (Technical Reports-Data), 52, 2112 pp. 10.1002/2016WR019261
Porter, K., Cox, D., Dettinger, M., Ralph, F. M. (2016). The ARkStorm Scenario-California’s Other “Big One”, Natural Hazards Review, 17 (4), 2 pp. 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000234
Ralph, F. M., Prather, K., Cayan, D., Spackman, J. R., Demott, P., Dettinger, M., Fairall, C., Leung, R., Rosenfeld, D., Rutledge, S., Waliser, D., White, A., Cordeira, J., Martin, A., Helly, J., Intieri, J. (2016). CalWater Field Studies Designed to Quantify the Roles of Atmospheric Rivers and Aerosols in Modulating US West Coast Precipitation in a Changing Climate, Bull. American Meteorological Soc., 97 (7), 1209-1228, 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00043.1
Dettinger, M., Anderson, J., Anderson, M., Brown, L., Cayan, D., Maurer, E. (2016). Climate Change and the Delta, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14 (3), 26 p. 10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss3art4
Ehlers, K. M., Chakrabarty, R. K., Moosmüller, H., Dettinger, M. D. (2014). Blue Moons and Martian Sunsets, Appl. Opt., 53, 1808-1819

Stahle, D. W., Griffin, R. D., Meko, D. M., Therrell, M. D., Edmondson, J. R., Cleaveland, M. K., Shahle, L. N., Burnette, D. J., Abatzoglou, J. T., Redmond, K. T., Dettinger, M., Cayan, D. R. (2013). The Ancient Blue Oak Woodlands of California: Longevity and Hydroclimatic History, Earth Interact., 17, 1-23, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2013EI000518.1
Overpeck, J., Garfin, G., Jardine, A., Busch, D. E., Cayan, D., Dettinger, M., Fleishman, E., Gershu, A., MacDonald, G., Redmond, K. T., Travis, W. R., Udall, B. (2013). Summary for Decision Makers, In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, 1-20, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy: A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press
Dettinger, M., Redmond, K. T., Cayan, D. R. (2004). Winter Orographic-Precipitation Ratios in the Sierra Nevada: Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulations and Hydrologic Consequences, J Hydrometeorology, 5, 1102-1116
Pagano, T., Pasteris, P., Dettinger, M., Cayan, D. R., Redmond, K. T. (2004). Water year 2004: Western water managers feel the heat, EOS, 85 (40), 385-400
Diaz, H. F., Morehouse, B. J. (Eds.) Cayan, D. R., Dettinger, M., Redmond, K. T., McCabe, G. J., Knowles, N., Peterson, D. H. (2003). The transboundary setting of California’s water and hydropower systems. Chapter 10The transboundary setting of California’s water and hydropower systems. Chapter 10, In Climate and Water: Transboundary Challenges in the Americas, 237-262, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Brown, T. J., Westerling, A. L., Gershunov, A., Cayan, D. R., Dettinger, M. (2003). Climate and wildfire in the western United States, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 84 (5), 595-604, 10.1175/BAMS-84-5-595
Dettinger, M., Redmond, K. T. (1998). Workshop assesses the 1997-1998 El Nino Pacific climate perspectives PACLIM 1998 summary, EOS, J. Geophys. Res., 79 (36), 430-431
Conference Proceedings
Albano, C. M., Imgarten, M., Dettinger, M. D. (2020). Assessment of streamflow forecast skill for the Truckee River basin, American Geophysical Union, December 1, 2020-December 17, 2020

Albano, C. M., Imgarten, M., Dettinger, M. D. (2020). Assessment of wintertime streamflow forecast skill in an atmospheric river-influenced river basin on the lee side of the Sierra Nevada, International Atmospheric Rivers Conference Virtual Symposium, October 5, 2020-October 9, 2020

Dettinger, M., Cox, D., McCarthy, M. I., Albano, C. M. (2019). ARkStorm Retrospective — Making Sense of the Extreme Events of Winter 2017 in California By Comparisons to a Well-Explored Extreme-Storms Scenario, American Meteorological Society: Phoenix, AZ, January 6, 2019-January 10, 2019
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
Johannis, M., Flint, L., Dettinger, M., Flint, A., Ochoa, R. (2016). The Role of Snowpack, Rainfall, and Reservoirs in Buffering California Against Drought Effects, 2 pp., U.S. Geological Survey: Sacramento, CA, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3062, 10.3133/fs20163062