Meteorological Environments Associated With California Wildfires and Their Potential Roles in Wildfire Changes During 1984–2017

Dong L., Leung L.R., Qian Y., Zou Y., Song F., Chen X. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033180 Abstract: California has experienced more wildfires in recent years, resulting in huge economic losses and threatening human health. Clarifying the meteorological environments of wildfires is foundational to improving the understanding and prediction of wildfires and their…

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Reanalysis of Water Withdrawal for Irrigation, Electric Power, and Public Supply Sectors in the Conterminous United States, 1950–2016

McManamay R.A., Binita K.C., Allen-Dumas M.R., Kao S.-C., Brelsford C.M., Ruddell B.L., Sanyal J., Stewart R.N., Bhaduri B.L. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027751 Abstract: Accurately measuring water use by the economy is essential for developing reliable models of water resource availability. Indeed, these models rely on retrospective analyses that provide insights into shifting…

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Coordination and control – limits in standard representations of multi-reservoir operations in hydrological modeling

Rougé, C., Reed, P. M., Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Glidden, S., Lamontagne, J. R., and Lammers, R. B. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1365-2021 Abstract: Major multi-reservoir cascades represent a primary mechanism for dealing with hydrologic variability and extremes within institutionally complex river basins worldwide. These coordinated management processes fundamentally reshape…

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A coupled human–natural system analysis of freshwater security under climate and population change

Jim Yoon, Christian Klassert, Philip Selby, Thibaut Lachaut, Stephen Knox, Nicolas Avisse, Julien Harou, Amaury Tilmant, Bernd Klauer, Daanish Mustafa, Katja Sigel, Samer Talozi, Erik Gawel, Josue Medellín-Azuara, Bushra Bataineh, Hua Zhang, and Steven M. Gorelick DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2020431118 Abstract: Limited water availability, population growth, and climate change have resulted in…

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Small increases in agent-based model complexity can result in large increases in required calibration data

Srikrishnan V., Keller K. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.104978 Abstract: Agent-based models (ABMs) are widely used to analyze coupled natural and human systems. Descriptive models require careful calibration with observed data. However, ABMs are often not calibrated in a formal sense. Here we examine the impact of data record size and aggregation on…

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