Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Roger A. Pielke, Sr.

Current Research

He is currently a Senior Research Scientist in CIRES and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder (November 2005 -present). He is also an Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.

Pielke has studied terrain-induced mesoscale systems, including the development of a three-dimensional mesoscale model of the sea breeze, for which he received the NOAA Distinguished Authorship Award for 1974. Dr. Pielke has worked for NOAA's Experimental Meteorology Lab (1971-1974), The University of Virginia (1974-1981), and Colorado State University (1981-2006). He served as Colorado State Climatologist from 1999-2006. He was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (July 2003-2006). He was a visiting Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona from October to December 2004.

He has served as Chairman and Member of the AMS Committee on Weather Forecasting and Analysis, and was Chief Editor for the Monthly Weather Review for 5 years from 1981 to 1985, and co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Atmospheric Science 1996-1999. In 1977, he received the AMS Leroy Meisinger Award for "fundamental contributions to mesoscale meteorology through numerical modeling of the sea breeze and interaction among the mountains, oceans, boundary layer, and the free atmosphere." Dr. Pielke received the 1984 Abell New Faculty Research and Graduate Program Award, and also received the 1987/1988 Abell Research Faculty Award. He was declared "Researcher of the Year" by the Colorado State University Research Foundation in 1993. In 2000 he received the Engineering Dean's Council Award from Colorado State University. He was awarded an outstanding referee award in 2013 from the journal JGR-Atmosphere.

He authored a book published by Academic Press entitled Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling (1984) with a 2nd edition in 2002 and a 3rd Edition in 2014, a book for Routledge Press entitled The Hurricane (1990) that was reissued in 2011, a book (co-authored with W.R. Cotton) for Cambridge Press entitled Human Impacts on Weather and Climate (1995; 2nd Edition 2006), a book (co-authored with R.A. Pielke, Jr.) entitled Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society published in 1997 by John Wiley and Sons, and was Co-Chief Editor (with R.A. Pielke, Jr.) of a book entitled Storms, published by Routledge Press in 1999.

Roger Pielke Sr. was elected a Fellow of the AMS in 1982 and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2004. From 1993-1996, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the US National Science Report to the IUGG (1991-1994) for the American Geophysical Union. From January 1996 to December 2000, he served as Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Atmospheric Science. In 1998, he received NOAA's ERL Outstanding Scientific Paper (with Conrad Ziegler and Tsengdar Lee) for a modeling study of the convective dryline. He was designated a Pennsylvania State Centennial Fellow in 1996, and named the Pennsylvania State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Alumni of the year for 1999 (with Bill Cotton). He is currently serving on the AGU EOS Advisory Board on Natural Hazards (August 2009-present) and the AMS Committee on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification (October 2009-present). He is among one of three faculty and one of four members listed by ISI HighlyCited in Geosciences at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively.

He also launched a science weblog in 2005 to discuss weather and climate issues. This weblog was named one of the 50 most popular Science blogs by Nature Magazine on July 5, 2006 and is located at ( .

Dr. Pielke has published over 380 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 55 chapters in books, co-edited 9 books, and made over 700 presentations during his career to date. A listing of papers can be viewed at the project website. His H-Index is 83 [ ( ].

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  • Hossain, F, J Arnold, E Beighley, C Brown, S Burian, J Chen, A Mitra, D Niyogi, R Pielke, V Tidwell and D Wegner. (Nov 2015). What Do Experienced Water Managers Think of Water Resources of Our Nation and Its Management Infrastructure?. PLoS One , 10(11). 10.1371/journal.pone.0142073
  • Hossain, F, J Arnold, E Beighley, C Brown, S Burian, J Chen, S Madadgar, A Mitra, D Niyogi, R Pielke, V Tidwell and D Wegner. (Jul 2015). Local-To-Regional Landscape Drivers of Extreme Weather and Climate: Implications for Water Infrastructure Resilience. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING , 20(7). 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001210
  • Woldemichael, AT, F Hossain and R Pielke. (Apr 2014). Impacts of Postdam Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Modification of Extreme Precipitation in Contrasting Hydroclimate and Terrain Features. JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY , 15(2). 10.1175/JHM-D-13-085.1
  • Mahmood, R, RA Pielke, KG Hubbard, D Niyogi, PA Dirmeyer, C McAlpine, AM Carleton, R Hale, S Gameda, A Beltran-Przekurat, B Baker, R McNider, DR Legates, M Shepherd, JY Du, PD Blanken, OW Frauenfeld, US Nair and S Fall. (Mar 2014). Land cover changes and their biogeophysical effects on climate. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 34(4). 10.1002/joc.3736
  • Suarez, A, R Mahmood, AI Quintanar, A Beltran-Przekurat and R Pielke. (Jan 2014). A comparison of the MM5 and the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System simulations for land-atmosphere interactions under varying soil moisture. TELLUS SERIES A-DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY , 66. 10.3402/tellusa.v66.21486
  • Woldemichael, AT, F Hossain and R Pielke. (Jan 2014). Evaluation of surface properties and atmospheric disturbances caused by post-dam alterations of land use/land cover. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES , 18(9). 10.5194/hess-18-3711-2014
  • Gill, EC, TN Chase, RA Sr and K Wolter. (Aug 2013). Northern Hemisphere summer temperature and specific humidity anomalies from two reanalyses. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 118(15). 10.1002/jgrd.50635
  • Truong, NM, VT Hang, RA Pielke, CL Castro and K Dairaku. (Nov 2012). Synoptic-scale physical mechanisms associated with the Mei-yu front: A numerical case study in 1999. ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES , 48(4). 10.1007/s13143-012-0039-x
  • Woldemichael, AT, F Hossain, R Pielke and A Beltran-Przekurat. (Sep 2012). Understanding the impact of dam-triggered land use/land cover change on the modification of extreme precipitation. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 48. 10.1029/2011WR011684
  • McNider, RT, GJ Steeneveld, AAM Holtslag, RA Pielke, S Mackaro, A Pour-Biazar, J Walters, U Nair and J Christy. (Jul 2012). Response and sensitivity of the nocturnal boundary layer over land to added longwave radiative forcing. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 117. 10.1029/2012JD017578
  • Pielke, RA, A Pitman, D Niyogi, R Mahmood, C McAlpine, F Hossain, KK Goldewijk, U Nair, R Betts, S Fall, M Reichstein, P Kabat and N de Noblet. (Dec 2011). Land use/land cover changes and climate: modeling analysis and observational evidence. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-CLIMATE CHANGE , 2(6). 10.1002/wcc.144
  • Fall, S, A Watts, J Nielsen-Gammon, E Jones, D Niyogi, JR Christy and RA Pielke. (Jul 2011). Analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the US Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 116. 10.1029/2010JD015146
  • Nair, US, Y Wu, J Kala, TJ Lyons, RA Pielke and JM Hacker. (Apr 2011). The role of land use change on the development and evolution of the west coast trough, convective clouds, and precipitation in southwest Australia. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 116. 10.1029/2010JD014950
  • Jamiyansharav, K, D Ojima, RA Pielke, W Parton, J Morgan, A Beltran-Przekurat, D LeCain and D Smith. (Apr 2011). Seasonal and interannual variability in surface energy partitioning and vegetation cover with grazing at shortgrass steppe. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS , 75(4). 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.11.008
  • Degu, AM, F Hossain, D Niyogi, R Pielke, JM Shepherd, N Voisin and T Chronis. (Feb 2011). The influence of large dams on surrounding climate and precipitation patterns. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 38. 10.1029/2010GL046482
  • Montandon, LM, S Fall, RA Pielke and D Niyogi. (Feb 2011). Distribution of Landscape Types in the Global Historical Climatology Network. EARTH INTERACTIONS , 15. 10.1175/2010EI371.1
  • Steeneveld, GJ, AAM Holtslag, RT McNider and RA Pielke. (Jan 2011). Screen level temperature increase due to higher atmospheric carbon dioxide in calm and windy nights revisited. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 116. 10.1029/2010JD014612
  • McAlpine, CA, JG Ryan, L Seabrook, S Thomas, PJ Dargusch, JI Syktus, RA Pielke, AE Etter, PM Fearnside and WF Laurance. (Dec 2010). More than CO2: a broader paradigm for managing climate change and variability to avoid ecosystem collapse. CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY , 2(6-May). 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.10.001
  • Kishtawal, CM, D Niyogi, M Tewari, RA Pielke and JM Shepherd. (Nov 2010). Urbanization signature in the observed heavy rainfall climatology over India. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 30(13). 10.1002/joc.2044
  • Fall, S, D Niyogi, A Gluhovsky, RA Pielke, E Kalnay and G Rochon. (Nov 2010). Impacts of land use land cover on temperature trends over the continental United States: assessment using the North American Regional Reanalysis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 30(13). 10.1002/joc.1996
  • Fall, S, NS Diffenbaugh, D Niyogi, RA Pielke and G Rochon. (Nov 2010). Temperature and equivalent temperature over the United States (1979-2005). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 30(13). 10.1002/joc.2094
  • Herman, BM, MA Brunke, RA Pielke, JR Christy and RT McNider. (Nov 2010). Satellite Global and Hemispheric Lower Tropospheric Temperature Annual Temperature Cycle. REMOTE SENSING , 2(11). 10.3390/rs2112561
  • Matsui, T, D Mocko, MI Lee, WK Tao, MJ Suarez and RA Pielke. (Jul 2010). Ten-year climatology of summertime diurnal rainfall rate over the conterminous US. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 37. 10.1029/2010GL044139
  • Ray, DK, RA Pielke, US Nair and D Niyogi. (Mar 2010). Roles of atmospheric and land surface data in dynamic regional downscaling. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 115. 10.1029/2009JD012218
  • Hossain, F, I Jeyachandran and R Pielke. (Mar 2010). Dam safety effects due to human alteration of extreme precipitation. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 46. 10.1029/2009WR007704
  • Mahmood, R, RA Pielke, KG Hubbard, D Niyogi, G Bonan, P Lawrence, R McNider, C McAlpine, A Etter, S Gameda, BD Qian, A Carleton, A Beltran-Przekurat, T Chase, AI Quintanar, JO Adegoke, S Vezhapparambu, G Conner, S Asefi, E Sertel, DR Legates, YL Wu, R Hale, OW Frauenfeld, A Watts, M Shepherd, C Mitra, VG Anantharaj, S Fall, R Lund, A Trevino, P Blanken, JY Du, HI Chang, RE Leeper, US Nair, S Dobler, R Deo and J Syktus. (Jan 2010). IMPACTS OF LAND USE/LAND COVER CHANGE ON CLIMATE AND FUTURE RESEARCH PRIORITIES. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY , 91(1). 10.1175/2009BAMS2769.1
  • Wu, YL, US Nair, RA Pielke, RT McNider, SA Christopher and VG Anantharaj. (Dec 2009). Impact of Land Surface Heterogeneity on Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion. BOUNDARY-LAYER METEOROLOGY , 133(3). 10.1007/s10546-009-9415-1
  • Castro, CL, AB Beltran-Przekurat and RA Pielke. (Dec 2009). Spatiotemporal Variability of Precipitation, Modeled Soil Moisture, and Vegetation Greenness in North America within the Recent Observational Record. JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY , 10(6). 10.1175/2009JHM1123.1
  • Klotzbach, PJ, RA Pielke, RA Pielke, JR Christy and RT McNider. (Nov 2009). An alternative explanation for differential temperature trends at the surface and in the lower troposphere. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 114. 10.1029/2009JD011841
  • Ray, DK, RA Pielke, US Nair, RM Welch and RO Lawton. (Apr 2009). Importance of land use versus atmospheric information verified from cloud simulations from a frontier region in Costa Rica. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 114. 10.1029/2007JD009565
  • Vukicevic, T, RA Pielke and A Beltran-Przekurat. (Apr 2009). New method for estimating the impact of heterogeneous forcing on atmospheric circulations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 114. 10.1029/2008JD010418
  • Nguyen, MT, TT Tran, RA Pielke, CL Castro and G Leoncini. (Feb 2009). A Modified Kain-Fritsch Scheme and Its Application for the Simulation of an Extreme Precipitation Event in Vietnam. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW , 137(2). 10.1175/2008MWR2434.1
  • Beltran-Przekurat, A, CH Marshall and RA Pielke. (Dec 2008). Ensemble reforecasts of recent warm-season weather: Impacts of a dynamic vegetation parameterization. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 113. 10.1029/2007JD009480
  • Herman, B, M Barlage, TN Chase and RA Pielke. (Dec 2008). Update on a proposed mechanism for the regulation of minimum midtropospheric and surface temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 113. 10.1029/2008JD009799
  • Leoncini, G, RA Pielke and P Gabriel. (Dec 2008). From Model-Based Parameterizations to Lookup Tables: An EOF Approach. WEATHER AND FORECASTING , 23(6). 10.1175/2008WAF2007033.1
  • Rockel, B, CL Castro, RA Pielke, H von Storch and G Leoncini. (Nov 2008). Dynamical downscaling: Assessment of model system dependent retained and added variability for two different regional climate models. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 113(D21). 10.1029/2007JD009461
  • Strack, JE, RA Pielke, LT Steyaert and RG Knox. (Nov 2008). Sensitivity of June near-surface temperatures and precipitation in the eastern United States to historical land cover changes since European settlement. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 44(11). 10.1029/2007WR006546
  • Beltran-Przekurat, A, RA Pielke, DPC Peters, KA Snyder and A Rango. (Oct 2008). Modeling the effects of historical vegetation change on near-surface atmosphere in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS , 72(10). 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.05.012
  • Wang, JW, K Wang, RA Pielke, JC Lin and T Matsui. (Sep 2008). Towards a robust test on North America warming trend and precipitable water content increase. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 35(18). 10.1029/2008GL034564
  • Matsui, T, A Beltran-Przekurat, D Niyogi, RA Pielke and M Coughenour. (Jul 2008). Aerosol light scattering effect on terrestrial plant productivity and energy fluxes over the eastern United States. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 113(D14). 10.1029/2007JD009658
  • Lo, JCF, ZL Yang and RA Pielke. (May 2008). Assessment of three dynamical climate downscaling methods using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 113(D9). 10.1029/2007JD009216
  • Schecter, DA, ME Nicholls, J Persing, AJ Bedard and RA Pielke. (Mar 2008). Infrasound emitted by tornado-like vortices: Basic theory and a numerical comparison to the acoustic radiation of a single-cell thunderstorm. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES , 65(3). 10.1175/2007JAS2384.1
  • Baldi, M, GA Dalu and RA Pielke. (Feb 2008). Vertical velocities and available potential energy generated by landscape variability - Theory. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY , 47(2). 10.1175/2007JAMC1539.1
  • Lei, M, D Niyogi, C Kishtawal, RA Pielke, A Beltran-Przekurat, TE Nobis and SS Vaidya. (Jan 2008). Effect of explicit urban land surface representation on the simulation of the 26 July 2005 heavy rain event over Mumbai, India. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS , 8(20).
  • Pielke, RA, CA Davey, D Niyogi, S Fall, J Steinweg-Woods, K Hubbard, X Lin, M Cai, YK Lim, H Li, J Nielsen-Gammon, K Gallo, R Hale, R Mahmood, S Foster, RT McNider and P Blanken. (Dec 2007). Unresolved issues with the assessment of multidecadal global land surface temperature trends. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 112(D24). 10.1029/2006JD008229
  • Lin, X, RA Pielke, KG Hubbard, KC Crawford, MA Shafer and T Matsui. (Dec 2007). An examination of 1997-2007 surface layer temperature trends at two heights in Oklahoma. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 34(24). 10.1029/2007GL031652
  • Sen Roy, S, R Mahmood, D Niyogi, M Lei, SA Foster, KG Hubbard, E Douglas and R Pielke. (Nov 2007). Impacts of the agricultural Green Revolution - induced land use changes on air temperatures in India. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 112(D21). 10.1029/2007JD008834
  • Strack, JE, RA Pielke and GE Liston. (Nov 2007). Arctic tundra shrub invasion and soot deposition: Consequences for spring snowmelt and near-surface air temperatures. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES , 112(G4). 10.1029/2006JG000297
  • Castro, CL, RA Pielke and JO Adegoke. (Aug 2007). Investigation of the summer climate of the contiguous United States and Mexico using the regional atmospheric modeling system (RAMS). Part 1: Model climatology (1950-2002). JOURNAL OF CLIMATE , 20(15). 10.1175/JCLI4211.1
  • Castro, CL, RA Pielke, JO Adegoke, SD Schubert and PJ Pegion. (Aug 2007). Investigation of the summer climate of the contiguous United States and Mexico using the regional atmospheric modeling system (RAMS). Part II: Model climate variability. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE , 20(15). 10.1175/JCLI4212.1
  • Niyogi, D, HI Chang, F Chen, LH Gu, A Kumar, S Menon and RA Pielke. (Aug 2007). Potential impacts of aerosol-land-atmosphere interactions on the Indian monsoonal rainfall characteristics. NATURAL HAZARDS , 42(2). 10.1007/s11069-006-9085-y
  • Pielke, RA, J Adegoke, A Beltran-Przekurat, CA Hiemstra, J Lin, US Nair, D Niyogi and TE Nobis. (Jul 2007). An overview of regional land-use and land-cover impacts on rainfall. TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY , 59(3). 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2007.00251.x
  • Matsui, T, A Beltran-Przekurat, RA Pielke, D Niyogi and MB Coughenour. (Jun 2007). Continental-scale multiobservation calibration and assessment of Colorado State University Unified Land Model by application of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) surface albedo. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES , 112(G2). 10.1029/2006JG000229
  • Pielke, R, J Nielsen-Gammon, C Davey, J Angel, O Bliss, N Doesken, M Cai, S Fall, D Niyogi, K Gallo, R Hale, KG Hubbard, XM Lin, H Li and S Raman. (Jun 2007). Documentation of uncertainties and biases associated with surface temperature measurement sites for climate change assessment. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY , 88(6). 10.1175/BAMS-88-6-913
  • Poulos, GS, JE Bossert, TB McKee and RA Pielke. (Jun 2007). The interaction of katabatic flow and mountain waves. Part II: Case study analysis and conceptual model. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES , 64(6). 10.1175/JAS3926.1
  • Nair, US, DK Ray, J Wang, SA Christopher, TJ Lyons, RM Welch and RA Pielke. (May 2007). Observational estimates of radiative forcing due to land use change in southwest Australia. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 112(D9). 10.1029/2006JD007505
  • Pielke, RA, JO Adegoke, TN Chase, CH Marshall, T Matsui and D Niyogi. (Feb 2007). A new paradigm for assessing the role of agriculture in the climate system and in climate change. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY , 142(4-Feb). 10.1016/j.agrformet.2006.06.012
  • Chase, TN, K Wolter, RA Pielke and I Rasool. (Dec 2006). Was the 2003 European summer heat wave unusual in a global context?. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 33(23). 10.1029/2006GL027470
  • Hiemstra, CA, GE Liston, RA Pielke, DL Birkenheuer and SC Albers. (Dec 2006). Comparing Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS) assimilations with independent observations. WEATHER AND FORECASTING , 21(6). 10.1175/WAF961.1
  • Davey, CA, RA Pielke and KP Gallo. (Nov 2006). Differences between near-surface equivalent temperature and temperature trends for the Eastern United States - Equivalent temperature as an alternative measure of heat content. GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE , 54(2-Jan). 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2005.11.002
  • Alpert, P, D Niyogi, RA Pielke, JL Eastman, YK Xue and S Raman. (Nov 2006). Evidence for carbon dioxide and moisture interactions from the leaf cell up to global scales: Perspective on human-caused climate change. GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE , 54(2-Jan). 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.03.015
  • Gero, AF, AJ Pitman, GT Narisma, C Jacobson and RA Pielke. (Nov 2006). The impact of land cover change on storms in the Sydney Basin, Australia. GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE , 54(2-Jan). 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.05.003
  • Douglas, EM, D Niyogi, S Frolking, JB Yeluripati, RA Pielke, N Niyogi, CJ Vorosmarty and UC Mohanty. (Jul 2006). Changes in moisture and energy fluxes due to agricultural land use and irrigation in the Indian Monsoon Belt. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 33(14). 10.1029/2006GL026550
  • Matsui, T and RA Pielke. (Jun 2006). Measurement-based estimation of the spatial gradient of aerosol radiative forcing. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 33(11). 10.1029/2006GL025974
  • Ray, DK, US Nair, RO Lawton, RM Welch and RA Pielke. (Jan 2006). Impact of land use on Costa Rican tropical montane cloud forests: Sensitivity of orographic cloud formation to deforestation in the plains. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 111(D2). 10.1029/2005JD006096
  • Alley, RB, J Marotzke, WD Nordhaus, JT Overpeck, DM Peteet, RA Pielke, RT Pierrehumbert, PB Rhines, TF Stocker, LD Talley and JM Wallace. (Mar 2003). Abrupt climate change. SCIENCE , 299(5615). 10.1126/science.1081056