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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Understanding Snow and Hydrologic Processes in Mountainous Terrain with a Changing Climate

Location: Northwest Watershed Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

The Airborne Snow Observatory: fusion of scanning lidar, imaging spectrometer, and physically-based modeling for mapping snow water equivalent and snow albedo - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Painter, T., Bormann, K., Deems, J., Marks, D.G., Mckenzie Skiles, S., Mcgurk, B. 2016. The Airborne Snow Observatory: fusion of scanning lidar, imaging spectrometer, and physically-based modeling for mapping snow water equivalent and snow albedo. Remote Sensing of Environment. 184:139-152.
Assessment of the timing of daily peak streamflow during melt season in a snow dominated watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, X., Kumar, M., Wang, R., Winstral, A., Marks, D.G. 2016. Assessment of the timing of daily peak streamflow during melt season in a snow dominated watershed. Journal of Hydrometeorology. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0152.1.
Ecosystem water availability in juniper versus sagebrush snow-domintaed rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kormos, P.R., Marks, D.G., Pierson Jr, F.B., Williams, C.J., Hardegree, S.P., Havens, S.C., Hedrick, A., Bates, J.D., Svejcar, A.J. 2016. Ecosystem water availability in juniper versus sagebrush snow-domintaed rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2016.05.003.
Trends and sensitivities of low streamflow extremes to discharge timing and magnitude in pacific northwest mountain streams - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kormos, P.R., Luce, C.H., Wenger, S.J., Berghuijs, W.R. 2016. Trends and sensitivities of low streamflow extremes to discharge timing and magnitude in pacific northwest mountain streams. Water Resources Research. doi:10.1002/2015WR018125.
Hydrologic response and recovery to prescribed fire and vegetation removal in a small rangeland catchment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flerchinger, G.N., Seyfried, M.S., Hardegree, S.P. 2016. Hydrologic response and recovery to prescribed fire and vegetation removal in a small rangeland catchment. Ecohydrology. doi:10.1002/eco.1751.
The cold rain-on-snow event of June 2013 in the Canadian Rockies – characteristics and diagnosis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pomeroy, J., Fang, X., Marks, D.G. 2016. The cold rain-on-snow event of June 2013 in the Canadian Rockies – characteristics and diagnosis. Hydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.10905.
Soil temperature variability in complex terrain measured using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seyfried, M.S., Link, T., Marks, D.G., Murdock, M.D. 2016. Soil temperature variability in complex terrain measured using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing. Vadose Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2015.09.0128.
Sensible heat balance estimates of transient soil ice contents for freezing and thawing conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kojima, Y., Heitman, J., Flerchinger, G.N., Ren, T., Horton, R. 2016. Sensible heat balance estimates of transient soil ice contents for freezing and thawing conditions. Vadose Zone Journal. 15(5):11.
Surface water input from snowmelt and rain throughfall in western juniper: potential impacts of climate change and shifts in semi-arid vegetation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemeyer, R., Link, T., Seyfried, M.S., Flerchinger, G.N. 2016. Surface water input from snowmelt and rain throughfall in western juniper: potential impacts of climate change and shifts in semi-arid vegetation. Hydrological Processes. 30(17):3046-3060.
Simulated water budget of a small forested watershed in the continental/maritime hydroclimatic region of the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, L., Link, T., Hudak, A., Marshall, J., Kavanagh, K., Abatzoglou, J., Zhou, H., Pangle, R., Flerchinger, G.N. 2016. Simulated water budget of a small forested watershed in the continental/maritime hydroclimatic region of the United States. Hydrological Processes. 30(13):2000-2013.
Modeling temperature and humidity profiles within forest canopies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flerchinger, G.N., Reba, M.L., Link, T.E., Marks, D.G. 2015. Modeling temperature and humidity profiles within forest canopies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 213:251-262.
Simulation of long-term soil water dynamics at Reynolds Creek, Idaho: Implications for rangeland productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Finzel, J., Seyfried, M.S., Weltz, M.A., Launchbaugh, K. 2015. Simulation of long-term soil water dynamics at Reynolds Creek, Idaho: Implications for rangeland productivity. Ecohydrology. 9:673-687.
Snowpack sensitivity to perturbed climate changes in alpine catchements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasouli, K., Pomeroy, J., Marks, D.G. 2015. Snowpack sensitivity to perturbed climate changes in alpine catchements. Hydrological Processes. 29(18):3925-3940.
Water resources: Research network to track alpine water - (Research Notes)
Pomeroy, J., Bernhardt, M., Marks, D.G. 2015. Water resources: Research network to track alpine water. Nature. DOI:10.1038/521032c.
Bedrock infiltration estimates using catchment water storage in the mountain rain snow transition zone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kormos, P., Mcnamara, J., Seyfried, M.S., Marshall, H., Marks, D.G., Flores, A. 2015. Bedrock infiltration estimates using catchment water storage in the mountain rain snow transition zone. Journal of Hydrology. 525:231-248.
A unified approach for process-based hydrologic modeling: Part 2. Model implementation and case studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clark, M., Nijssen, B., Lundquist, J., Kavetski, D., Rupp, D., Gutmann, E., Wood, A., Gochis, D., Rasmussen, R., Tarboton, D., Mahat, V., Flerchinger, G.N., Marks, D.G. 2015. A unified approach for process-based hydrologic modeling: Part 2. Model implementation and case studies. Water Resources Research. 51(4):2515-2542.
Changes in the relationship between solar radiation and sunshine hours in large cities of China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Hans, L., Deliang, C., Xiji, Z., Flerchinger, G.N., Qiang, Y., Jun, D., Dingrong, W., Yanbo, S., Zhenbin, Y. 2015. Changes in the relationship between solar radiation and sunshine hours in large cities of China. Energy. 82(15):589-600.
Field test and sensitivity analysis of a sensible heat balance method to determine ice contents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kojima, Y., Heitman, J., Flerchinger, G.N., Ren, T., Ewing, R.P., Horton, R. 2014. Field test and sensitivity analysis of a sensible heat balance method to determine ice contents. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 10.2136/vzj2014.04.0036.
Response of three soil water sensors to variable solution electrical conductivity in different soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kargas, G., Kerkides, P., Seyfried, M.S. 2015. Response of three soil water sensors to variable solution electrical conductivity in different soils. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 13.10.2136/vzj2013.09.0169.
The use of similarity concepts to represent sub-grid variability in hydrologic and land-surface models: case study in a snowmelt dominated watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Newman, A., Clark, M., Winstral, A.H., Marks, D.G., Seyfried, M.S. 2014. The use of similarity concepts to represent sub-grid variability in hydrologic and land-surface models: case study in a snowmelt dominated watershed. Journal of Hydrometeorology. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-038.1.
Snow distribution, melt and surface water inputs to the soil in the mountain rain-snow transition zone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kormos, P., Marks, D.G., Mcnamara, J., Marshall, H., Winstral, A.H., Flores, A.N. 2014. Snow distribution, melt and surface water inputs to the soil in the mountain rain-snow transition zone. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016.j.jhydrol.2014.06.051.
Soil, snow, weather, and sub-surface storage data from a mountain catchment in the rain-snow transition zone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kormos, P., Marks, D.G., Williams, C.J., Marshall, H., Aishlin, P., Chandler, D., Mcnamara, J.P. 2014. Soil, snow, weather, and sub-surface storage data from a mountain catchment in the rain-snow transition zone. Electronic Publication. 6:165-173.
Comparison of methods for estimating evapotranspiration in a small rangeland catchment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flerchinger, G.N., Seyfried, M.S. 2014. Comparison of methods for estimating evapotranspiration in a small rangeland catchment. Vadose Zone Journal. 13:4. DOI: 10.2136/vzj2013.08.0152.
Long-term snow distribution observations in a mountain catchment: assessing variability, time stability, and the representativeness of an index site - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winstral, A.H., Marks, D.G. 2014. Long-term snow distribution observations in a mountain catchment: assessing variability, time stability, and the representativeness of an index site. Water Resources Research. 50:293-305. DOI: 10.1002/2012WR013038.
Process-based modeling of temperature and water profiles in the seedling recruitment zone: Part I. Model validation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bullied, W.J., Flerchinger, G.N., Bullock, P.R., Van Acker, R.C. 2014. Process-based modeling of temperature and water profiles in the seedling recruitment zone: Part I. Model validation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 188:89-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.11.012
Assessing the sensitivities of distributed snow models to forcing data resolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winstral, A.H., Marks, D.G., Gurney, R. 2014. Assessing the sensitivities of distributed snow models to forcing data resolution. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 15(4):1366-1383.
Quantifying spatial distribution of snow depth errors from LiDAR using Random Forests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(30-Oct-13)
Process-based modeling of temperature and water profiles in the seedling recruitment zone: Part II. Seedling emergence timing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bullied, W.J., Flerchinger, G.N., Bullock, P.R., Van Acker, R.C. 2014. Process-based modeling of temperature and water profiles in the seedling recruitment zone: Part II. Seedling emergence timing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 188:104-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.10.007
Using satellite imagery and the distributed ISNOBAL energy balance model to derive SWE heterogeneity in mountainous basins - (Book / Chapter)
(20-Jul-13)
Freezing and thawing processes - (Review Article)
Flerchinger, G.N., Lehrsch, G.A., Mccool, D.K. 2013. Freezing and thawing processes. Online Reference Database Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.05173-3.
Modeling the effect of antecedent soil water storage on water and heat status in seasonally freezing and thawing agricultural soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, R., Flerchinger, G.N., Shi, H., Fu, X., Li, Z. 2013. Modeling the effect of antecedent soil water storage on water and heat status in seasonally freezing and thawing agricultural soils. Geoderma. 206:70-74.
Evaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, M., Marks, D.G., Dozier, J., Reba, M.L., Winstral, A.H. 2013. Evaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models. Advances in Water Resources. 56:77-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.03.006.
Anomalous trend in soil evaporation in semi-arid, snow-dominated watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rui, W., Mukesh, K., Marks, D.G. 2013. Anomalous trend in soil evaporation in semi-arid, snow-dominated watersheds. Advances in Water Resources. 52:32-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.03.004.
An evaluation of methods for determining during-storm precipitation phase and the rain/snow transition elevation at the surface in a mountain basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marks, D.G., Winstral, A.H., Reba, M.L., Pomeroy, J., Kumar, M. 2013. An evaluation of methods for determining during-storm precipitation phase and the rain/snow transition elevation at the surface in a mountain basin. Advances in Water Resources. 55:98-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.11.012.
Numerical evaluation of a sensible heat balance method to determine rates of soil freezing and thawing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kojima, Y., Flerchinger, G.N., Heitman, J., Horton, R. 2013. Numerical evaluation of a sensible heat balance method to determine rates of soil freezing and thawing. Vadose Zone Journal. DOI: 10.2136/vzj2012.0053..
Simulating wind-affected snow accumulations at catchment to basin scales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winstral, A., Marks, D., Gurney, R. 2013. Simulating wind-affected snow accumulations at catchment to basin scales. Advances in Water Resources. 55:64-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.08.011.
Prediction of seasonal runoff in ungauged basins - (Book / Chapter)
(01-Aug-12)
Simultaneous heat and water model: Model use, calibration and validation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flerchinger, G.N., Caldwell, T.G., Cho, J., Hardegree, S.P. 2012. Simultaneous heat and water model: Model use, calibration and validation. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(4):1395-1411.
Ecohydrologic connections and complexities in drylands: New perspectives for understanding transformative landscape change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilcox, B.P., Seyfried, M.S., Breshears, D.D., Mcdonnell, J.J. 2012. Ecohydrologic connections and complexities in drylands: New perspectives for understanding transformative landscape change. Ecohydrology. 5:143-144.
Indirect measurement of leaf area index in sagebrush-steppe rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Finzel, J.A., Seyfried, M.S., Weltz, M.A., Kiniry, J.R., Johnson, M.V., Launchbaugh, K.L. 2012. Indirect measurement of leaf area index in sagebrush-steppe rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:208-212.
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