Climate Assessment of the Southwest Projects

-- Tools for Climate-Informed Flood Mitigation: Integrating Flood Hydroclimatology and Paleodata into Flood Warning and Floodplain Management Applications

-- Southwest TreeFlow Project : The goal of this project is to transfer the knowledge and record length that paleodata provide into useful tools for hydrologic decision making

Improved Tools for Drought Planning and  Management -- Arizona Water Institute Project
in collaboration with Arizona State University's Decision Theater.

The main objective of the UA portion of the project is to provide a framework for the use of tree-ring data in creating drought scenarios for water managers.
See:  A Framework for Generating Exploratory Scenarios of Drought Conditions Using Tree-Ring Information


LTRR-SRP II -- The Current Drought In Context: A Tree-Ring Based Evaluation of Water Supply Variability for The Salt-Verde River Basin, with The Salt River Project

LTRR-SRP I -- A Tree-Ring Based Assessment of Synchronous Extreme Streamflow Episodes in the Upper Colorado & Salt-Verde-Tonto River Basins, with The Salt River Project


Flood Hydroclimatology    (selected publications)

Merz, B et al.  2014. Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management.  Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1921-1942, 2014.

Hirschboeck, K.K.  2009. Future Hydroclimatology and the Research Challenges of a Post-Stationary World:  Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education.   Issue 142, Pages 4-9,  August 2009 2014

Michaud, J.D, Hirschboeck, K.K. and Winchell, M., 2001. Regional variations in small-basin floods in the United States: Water Resources Research, v. 37, no. 5, 1405-1416.

Hirschboeck, K.K., Ely, L. and Maddox, R.A., 2000, Hydroclimatology of meteorologic floods, in Wohl, Ellen, ed, Inland Flood Hazards: Human, Riparian and Aquatic Communities, Cambridge University Press, p. 39-72.

H.irschboeck, K.K., 1988. Flood hydroclimatology, in Baker, V.R., Kochel, R.C. and Patton, P.C., eds., Flood Geomorphology, John Wiley & Sons, 27 49.

Synoptic Dendroclimatology   (selected publications)

Hirschboeck, K.K., Ni, Fenbiao, Wood, M.L., Woodhouse, C.A., 1996, Synoptic dendroclimatology: Overview and prospectus, in Dean, J.S., Meko, D.M. and Swetnam, T.W., eds., Tree Rings, Environment, and Humanity: Radiocarbon, pp. 205-223.

Paleofloods  (selected publications)

Ballesteros-Casanovas, J.A.Stoffel, M. St George, S. and Hirschboeck K. (2015) A review of flood records from tree rings:  Progress in Physical Geography 123.

House, P.K., and Hirschboeck, K.K., 1997, Hydroclimatological and paleohydrological context of extreme winter flooding in Arizona, 1993: in Larson, R.A., and Slosson, J.E., eds., Storm Induced Geological Hazards: Case Histories from the 1992 1993 Winter Storm in Southern California and Arizona: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. XI, p. 1 24.

Volcano-Climate-Tree-Ring Relationships
 (selected publications)

LaMarche, V.C., Jr. and Hirschboeck, K.K., 1984. Frost rings in trees as records of major volcanic eruptions. Nature, v. 307, 121 126.

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