Recent Publications

Selected Publications

Woodhouse, C.A., R.M. Smith, S.A. McAfee, G.T. Pederson, G.J. McCabe, W.P. Miller, A. Csank. 2021. Upper Colorado River Basin 20th century droughts under 21st century warming: Plausible scenarios for the future. Climate Services 21, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2020.100206.

Williams, A. P., K. J. Anchukaitis, C. A. Woodhouse, D. M. Meko, B. I. Cook, K. Bolles, E. R. Cook. 2020. Tree rings and observations suggest no stable cycles in Sierra Nevada cool‐season precipitation. Water Resources Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR028599

McCabe, G., D. Wolock, C.A. Woodhouse, G. Pederson, S. McAfee, S. Gray, A. Csank. 2020. Basin wide hydro-climatic drought in the Colorado River basin. Earth Interactions 24. 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1175/EI-D-20-0001.1

Stahle, D.W., E.R. Cook, D. J. Burnette, M. C.A. Torbenson, I. M. Howard, D. Griffin, J. Villanueva, B. I. Cook, P. A. Williams, E. Watson, D. Sauchyn, N. Pederson, C. A. Woodhouse, G. T. Pederson, D. Meko, B. Coulthard, C. J. Crawford. 2020. Dynamics, variability, and change in seasonal precipitation reconstructions for North America. Journal of Climate https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0270.1

Pendergrass, A.G., G.A. Meehl, R. Pulwarty, M. Hobbins, A. Hoell, A. AghaKouchak, C. J.W. Bonfils, A. J.E. Gallant, M. Hoerling, D. Hoffmann, L. Kaatz, F. Lehner, D. Llewellyn, P. Mote, R. Neale, J. T. Overpeck, A. Sheffield, K. Stahl, M. Svoboda, M.C. Wheeler, A. W. Wood, C. A. Woodhouse. 2020. Flash droughts: High impact events that present a new challenge for subseasonal to seasonal prediction. Nature Climate Change 10, 191–199. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0709-0

Arizpe, A., D.A. Falk, C.A. Woodhouse, T.W. Swetnam. 2020. Widespread fire years in the US-Mexico sky islands are contingent on both winter and monsoon precipitation.  International Journal of Wildland Fire 29, 1072-1087. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF19181.

Frederick, S.E. and C.A. Woodhouse. 2020. A Multi-Century Perspective on the Relative Influence of Seasonal Precipitation on Streamflow in the Missouri River Headwaters. Water Resources Research. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR025756

Martin, J.T., G.T. Pederson, C.A. Woodhouse and 16 co-authors. 2020. Increased drought severity tracks warming in the United States’ largest river basin. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1916208117

Woodhouse, C.A. and E.K. Wise. 2020. The Changing relationship between the upper and lower Missouri River basins during drought. International Journal of Climatology 1–18. doi.org/10.1002/joc.6502

Woodhouse, C.A., D.M. Meko, and E. Bigio. 2020. A long view of southern California water supply: perfect droughts revisited. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 56, 212-229. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12822

Martin, J., Pederson, G.T., Woodhouse, C.A., Cook, E.R, McGuire, M., Broman, D., Lanini, J., et al. 2019. 1200 years of Upper Missouri River streamflow reconstructed from tree rings. Quaternary Science Reviews, 224, 105971. doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105971

Woodhouse, C. A. and G. T. Pederson, 2018. Investigating runoff efficiency in upper Colorado River streamflow over past centuries. Water Resources Research, 54, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021663

Wise, E.K., C.A. Woodhouse, G.J. McCabe, G.T. Pederson, and J-M. St. Jacques. 2018. Hydroclimatology of the Missouri River basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19, 161-182, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0155.1

Schwartz, M.W., J.K. Hiers, F.W. Davis, G. M. Garfin, S.T Jackson, A.J. Terando, C.A. Woodhouse, T.L. Morelli, M.A. Williamson, M.W. Brunson. 2017. Developing a translational ecology workforce.   Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, 587–596, doi: 10.1002/fee.1732.

McAfee, S.A., G.T. Pederson, C.A. Woodhouse, G. J. McCabe. 2017. Application of synthetic scenarios to address water resource concerns: A management-guided case study from the Upper Colorado River Basin, Climate Services 8, 26-35, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2017.10.003.

McCabe, G., D. Wolock, G. Pederson, C. Woodhouse, and S. McAfee.  2017.  Evidence that recent  warming is reducing  upper  Colorado  River  Flows.  Earth Interactions, 21, 1-14, doi:10.1175/EI-D-17-0007.1.

Malevich, S.B. and C.A. Woodhouse.  2017. Pacific SSTs, mid-latitude atmospheric circulation, and widespread interannual anomalies in Western US streamflow. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073536.

Margolis, E. Q., C.A. Woodhouse, and T.W. Swetnam. 2017. Drought, multi-seasonal climate and wildfire in northern New Mexico. Climatic Change, 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-1958-4.

Wilding, T. and C.A. Woodhouse. 2017.  Assessing the potential of pinyon pine for climate reconstructions in eastern California. Tree-Ring Research 73, 11-12.

Littell, J.S., G.T. Pederson, S.T. Gray, M. Tjoelker, A.F. Hamlet, C.A. Woodhouse.  2016. Reconstructions of Columbia River streamflow from tree ring chronologies in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1-21. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12442.

Woodhouse, C.A., G.T. Pederson, K. Morino, S.A. McAfee, G.J. McCabe. 2016. Increasing influence of air temperature on upper Colorado River Streamflow. Geophysical Research Letters 43, doi:10.1002/2015GL067613. [Fact sheet]