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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ADAPTING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING CLIMATE

Location: Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research

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

The USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub: Regional agricultural management in the context of weather and climate variability and change - (Abstract only)

Evaluation of downscaled daily precipitation for FIELD scale hydrologic applications - (Abstract only)

Suitability of global circulation model downscaled BCCA daily precipitation for local hydrologic applications - (Peer reviewed journal)
Gyawali, R., Garbrecht, J.D., Zhang, X.J. 2016. Suitability of global circulation model downscaled BCCA daily precipitation for local hydrologic applications. Journal Hydrologic Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001452 , 06016014.

A new method for fingerprinting sediments source contributions using distances from discriminant function analysis - (Peer reviewed journal)
Liu, B., Storm, D.E., Zhang, X.J., Cao, W., Duan, X. 2016. A new method for fingerprinting sediments source contributions using distances from discriminant function analysis. Catena. 147:32-39.

A new approach of using multiple composite fingerprints to apportion sediment sources - (Abstract only)
Zhang, X.J., Benli, L. 2016. A new approach of using multiple composite fingerprints to apportion sediment sources [abstract]. In: Agro-Environ 2016. 10th International Symposium on Agriculture and the Environment, May 23-27, 2016, West Lafayette, Indiana. Available: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/agroenviron/2016/Abstracts/9/.

Trends and variability of daily precipitation extremes during 1960-2012 in the Yangtze River Basin, China - (Peer reviewed journal)
Guan, Y., Zheng, F., Zhang, X.J., Wang, B. 2016. Trends and variability of daily precipitation extremes during 1960-2012 in the Yangtze River Basin, China. International Journal of Climatology. Doi: 10.1002/joc.4776.

Uncertainty of climate change impacts on soil erosion from cropland in central Oklahoma - (Peer reviewed journal)

Quantifying sediment provenance using multiple composite fingerprints in a small watershed in Oklahoma - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Liu, B., Liu, B., Zhang, G. 2016. Quantifying sediment provenance using multiple composite fingerprints in a small watershed in Oklahoma. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45:1296-1305.

A system's approach to assess the exposure of agricultural production to climate change and variability - (Peer reviewed journal)
Anandhi, A., Steiner, J.L., Bailey, N. 2016. A system's approach to assess the exposure of agricultural production to climate change and variability. Climatic Change. 136(3):647-659.

Using Cesium-137 to quantify sediment source contribution and uncertainty in a small watershed - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Zhang, G., Liu, B., Liu, B. 2016. Using Cesium-137 to quantify sediment source contribution and uncertainty in a small watershed. Catena. 140:116-124.

Using multiple composite fingerprints to quantify fine sediment source contributions: A new direction - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Liu, B. 2016. Using multiple composite fingerprints to quantify fine sediment source contributions: A new direction. Geoderma. 268:108-118.

Adaptation to climate variability: The role of the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub - (Research technical update)
Steiner, J.L. 2015. Adaptation to climate variability: The role of the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub. Miscellaneous Publishing Information Bulletin. Available:http://www.okepscor.org/public-outreach/news/ok-nsf-epscor-annual-state-conference-putting-our-mark-climate-research.

The importance of considering shifts in seasonal changes in discharges when prediciting future phosphorus loads in streams - (Peer reviewed journal)
Labeau, M., Mayer, A., Griffis, V., Watkins, D., Robertson, D., Gyawali, R. 2015. The importance of considering shifts in seasonal changes in discharges when prediciting future phosphorus loads in streams. Biogeochemistry. 126:153-172.

Climate vulnerabilities in the southern plains - (Other)
Steiner, J.L., Schneider, J.M., Pope, C., Pope, S., Ford, P., Steel, R. 2015. Climate vulnerabilities in the southern plains. The Regional Impacts of Climate Change An Assessment of Vulnerability. Available: http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Southern%20Plains%20VA%20Summary.pdf.

Hydrological modeling using a multi-site stochastic weather generator - (Peer reviewed journal)
Chen, J., Brissette, F., Zhang, X.J. 2015. Hydrological modeling using a multi-site stochastic weather generator. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001288.

Can conservation trump impacts of climate change on soil erosion? An assessment from winter wheat cropland in the Southern Great Plains of the United States - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garbrecht, J.D., Nearing, M.A., Steiner, J.L., Zhang, X.J., Nichols, M.H. 2015. Can conservation trump impacts of climate change on soil erosion? An assessment from winter wheat cropland in the Southern Great Plains of the United States. Weather and Climate Extremes. 10(A):32-39. doi:10.1016/j.wace.2015.06.002.

Validation of non-stationary precipitation series for site-specific impact assessment: Comparison of two statistical downscaling techniques - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mullan, D., Brissette, F., Zhang, X.J. 2015. Validation of non-stationary precipitation series for site-specific impact assessment: Comparison of two statistical downscaling techniques. Climate Dynamics. doi:10.10074/s00382-015-2626-x.

Dating sediment in a fast sedimentation reservoir using 137Cs and 210Pb - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Zhang, G., Garbrecht, J.D., Steiner, J.L. 2015. Dating sediment in a fast sedimentation reservoir using 137Cs and 210Pb. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:948-956.

Uncertainty analysis of an irrigation scheduling model for water management in crop production - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mun, S., Sasssenrath, G.F., Schmidt, A.M., Lee, N., Wadsworth, M.C., Rice, B., Corbitt, J.Q., Schneider, J.M., Tagert, M.L., Pote, J., Prabhu, R. 2015. Uncertainty analysis of an irrigation scheduling model for water management in crop production. Agricultural Water Management. 155:100-112.

Soil erosion from winter wheat cropland under climate change in central Oklahoma - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garbrecht, J.D., Zhang, X.J. 2015. Soil erosion from winter wheat cropland under climate change in central Oklahoma. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(3):439-454.

Evaluation of 137 C's conversion models parameter sensitivity for erosion estimation - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Zhang, G., Wei, X., Guan, Y. 2015. Evaluation of 137 C's conversion models parameter sensitivity for erosion estimation. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:789-802.

Deterministic modeling of future soil erosion within a framework of uncertain climate change and unpredictable producer adaptation - (Proceedings)
Garbrecht, J.D., Nearing, M.A., Zhang, X.J. 2015. Deterministic modeling of future soil erosion within a framework of uncertain climate change and unpredictable producer adaptation. Proceedings of the Transactions of the ASABE, 1st Climate Change Symposium: Adaptation and Mitigation, May 3-5, 2015, Chicago, Illinois. Abstract Number: 152141136.

Trends and variability of daily temperature extremes during 1960-2012 in the Yangtze River Basin, China - (Peer reviewed journal)
Guan, Y., Zhang, X.J., Zheng, F., Wang, B. 2014. Trends and variability of daily temperature extremes during 1960-2012 in the Yangtze River Basin, China. Global and Planetary Change. 124:79-94.

A modeling approach to evaluate the impact of conservation practices on runoff and sediments in Sasumua watershed, Kenya - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mwangi, J., Shisanya, C., Gathenya, J., Namirembe, S., Moriasi, D.N. 2015. A modeling approach to evaluate the impact of conservation practices on runoff and sediments in Sasumua watershed, Kenya. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 70(2):75-90.

Geospatial technologies for conservation planning: An approach to build more sustainable cropping systems - (Book / chapter)
Sassenrath, G.F., Mueller, T.G., Schneider, J.M. 2015. Geospatial technologies for conservation planning: An approach to build more sustainable cropping systems. In: Mueller, T., Sassenrath, G.F., editors. GIS Applications in Agriculture. 4th Volume. Conservation Planning. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 1-10.

How to make 137Cs erosion estimation more useful: An uncertainty perspective - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Zhang, G., Wei, X. 2014. How to make 137Cs erosion estimation more useful: An uncertainty perspective. Geoderma. 239-240:186-194.

New insights on using fallout radionuclides to estimate soil redistribution rates - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J. 2014. New insights on using fallout radionuclides to estimate soil redistribution rates. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:1-8.

A multi-site stochastic weather generator of daily precipitation and temperature - (Peer reviewed journal)
Chen, J., Brissette, F.P., Zhang, X.J. 2014. A multi-site stochastic weather generator of daily precipitation and temperature. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(5):1375-1391.

Can conservation trump impacts of climate change and extremes on soil erosion in agricultural landscapes - (Proceedings)

Phosphorus loss and its estimation in a small watershed of the Yimeng mountainous area, China - (Peer reviewed journal)
Li, Z., Zhang, G., Yu, X., Liu, Q., Zhang, X.J. 2014. Phosphorus loss and its estimation in a small watershed of the Yimeng mountainous area, China. Environmental Earth Sciences. 73(3):1205-1216.

Climate change and observed climate trends in the Fort Cobb experimental watershed - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garbrecht, J.D., Zhang, X.J., Steiner, J.L. 2014. Climate change and observed climate trends in the Fort Cobb experimental watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1319-1327.

Impact of weather and climate scenarios on conservation assessment outcomes Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garbrecht, J.D., Nearing, M.A., Shields, D., Tomer, M.D., Sadler, E.J., Bonta, J.V., Baffaut, C. 2014. Impact of weather and climate scenarios on conservation assessment outcomes. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(5):374.

Enhancing soil and landscape quality in smallholder grazing systems - (Book / chapter)
Steiner, J.L., Franzluebbers, A.J., Neely, C., Ellis, T., Betemariam, E. 2014. Enhancing soil and landscape quality in smallholder grazing systems. In: Lal, R., Steward, B.A., editors. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture. Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press. p. 63-104.

Climate risks in the Southern Plains - (Abstract only)
Schneider, J.M. 2014. Climate risks in the Southern Plains. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. http://www.usda.gov/oce/climatechange/regionalhub.htm.

Effects of near soil surface characteristics on soil detachment by overland flow in a natural succession grassland - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wang, B., Zhang, G., Zhang, X.J., Li, Z., Su, Z., Shi, Y., Yi, T. 2014. Effects of near soil surface characteristics on soil detachment by overland flow in a natural succession grassland. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:589-597.

Upper Washita River experimental watersheds: Sediment Database Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J., Garbrecht, J.D., Steiner, J.L., Blazs, R.L. 2014. Upper Washita River experimental watersheds: Sediment database. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1273-1279.

Adjusting skewness and maximum 0.5 hour intensity in CLIGEN to improve extreme event and sub-daily intensity generation for assessing climate change impacts - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, X.J. 2013. Adjusting skewness and maximum 0.5 hour intensity in CLIGEN to improve extreme event and sub-daily intensity generation for assessing climate change impacts. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(5):1703-1713.

Report on the projected future climate of the Walnut Gulch Watershed, AZ - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Keefer, T.O., Goodrich, D.C., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on the projected future climate of the Walnut Gulch Watershed, AZ. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on the projected future climate of the Fort Cobb Watershed, Oklahoma - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Zhang, X.J., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on the projected future climate of the Fort Cobb Watershed, Oklahoma. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on the project future climate of the Goodwater Creek experimental watershed, MO - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Sadler, E.J., Baffaut, C., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on the project future climate of the Goodwater Creek experimental watershed, MO. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on the projected future cliamte of subwatershed WE-38 of Mahantango Creek, PA - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Buda, A.R., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on the projected future cliamte of subwatershed WE-38 of Mahantango Creek, PA. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on projected future climate of the Goodwin Creek experimental watershed, MS - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Bingner, R.L., Rigby Jr, J.R., Dabney, S.M., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on projected future climate of the Goodwin Creek experimental watershed, MS. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on the project future climate of the Little River watershed, GA - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Bosch, D.D., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on the project future climate of the Little River watershed, GA. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Report on projected future climate of the Beasley Lake experimental watershed, MS - (Research notes)
Garbrecht, J.D., Bingner, R.L., Locke, M.A., Busteed, P.R. 2013. Report on projected future climate of the Beasley Lake experimental watershed, MS. Grazinglands Research Laboratory Miscellaneous Publication. Available: http://iapreview.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-18-05-20.

Evidence of climate change in the 1949-2010 historical climate record of the Fort Cobb experimental watershed, Oklahoma - (Proceedings)
Garbrecht, J.D., Zhang, X.J. 2013. Evidence of climate change in the 1949-2010 historical climate record of the Fort Cobb experimental watershed, Oklahoma. In: Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. Showcasing the Future, May 20-22, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2013 CD-ROM.

Sustainable utilization of the Calera Aquifer, Zacatecas, Mexico - (Peer reviewed journal)
Garbrecht, J.D., Mojarro, F., Echavarria-Chairez, F.G., Bautista-Capetillo, C.F., Brauer, D.K., Steiner, J.L. 2013. Sustainable utilization of the Calera Aquifer, Zacatecas, Mexico. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(1):67-75.

Calibration of SWAT2009 using crop biomass, evapotranspiration, and deep recharge: Calera watershed in Zacatecas, Mexico case study - (Peer reviewed journal)
Avila-Carrasco, J.R., Mojarro, F.D., Moriasi, D.N., Gowda, P., Bautista-Capetillo, C., Echavarria-Chairez, F.G., Garbrecht, J.D., Steiner, J.L., Howell, T.A., Kanemasu, E.T., Verser, J.A., Wagner, K., Hernandez, J. 2012. Calibration of SWAT2009 using crop biomass, evapotranspiration, and deep recharge: Calera watershed in Zacatecas, Mexico case study. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 4:439-450.

Water budget considerations regarding groundwater extraction targets in the Calera Aquifer watershed, Mexico - (Proceedings)
Garbrecht, J.D., Mojarro, F., Echavarria, F., Bautista-Capetillo, C., Steiner, J.L. 2012. Water budget considerations regarding groundwater extraction targets in the Calera Aquifer watershed, Mexico. Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress Conference, May 20-25, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2012 CD-ROM.

Evaluation of revised subsurface tile drainage algorithms in SWAT for a cold climate - (Proceedings)
Moriasi, D.N., Gowda, P., Arnold, J.G., Mulla, D.J., Ale, S. 2012. Evaluation of revised subsurface tile drainage algorithms in SWAT for a cold climate. Annual International SWAT Conference, July 16-20, 2012, New Delhi, India. Avaliable: http://swat.tamu.edu/media/69009/swat-proceedings-2012-india.pdf.

A modeling approach to evaluate impacts of changing irrigation and cropping systems on reducing groundwater depletion in the Calera watershed, Zacatecas, Mexico - (Abstract only)

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