Moker, J.M., C.L. Castro, Y.L. Serra, A. Arellano, and D.K. Adams, 2018.  Convective-permitting hindcast simulations during the North American Monsoon GPS Transect Experiment 2013: Establishing Baseline Model Performance Without Data Assimilation.  J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., accepted.

Carrillo, C.M., C.L. Castro, G.M. Garfin, H. Chang, and M.S. Bukovsky, 2018.  Pacific SST-related teleconnective influences on North American monsoon precipitation within North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) models.  Int. J. Climatol., in press.

Amador, J.A., T. Ambrizza, R.W. Arritt, C.L. Castro, T. Cavazos, R. Cerezo-Mota, R. Fuentes- Franco, F. Giorgi, G. Guiliani, H. Lee, M. Méndez-Pérez, and E.R. Rivera, 2018. Putting into action the REGCM4.6 regional climate model for climate change, variability, and modeling over Central America.  Atmósfera 31(2), 185-188. 

Luong, T.M., C.L. Castro, T.M. Nguyen, W.W. Cassell, and H. Chang, 2018. Improvement in the Modeled Represenation of North American Monsoon Precipitation Using a Modified Kain-Fritsch Parameterization Scheme.  Atmosphere, 9(1), 31.


Switanek, M.B., P.A. Troch, C.L. Castro, A. Leuprecht, H. Chang, R. Mukherjee, and E.M.C. Demaria, 2017. Scaled distribution mapping: A bias correction method that preserves raw climate model projected changes.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(6), 2649-2666.

Luong, T., C.L. Castro, H. Chang, M. Jares, T. Lahmers, J. Mazon, C.M. Carrillo, and D.K. Adams, 2017.  The More Extreme nature of Monsoon Precipitation in the Southwest U.S. As Revealed by a Long-term Climatology of Simulated Severe Weather Events.  J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 2509-2529.

Minjarez-Sosa, C.M., C.L. Castro, K.L. Cummins, J. Waissmann, and D.K. Adams, 2017.  An Improved QPE Over Complex Terrain Employing Cloud to Ground Lightning Occurrences.  J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol., 56, 2489-2507.

Carrillo, C., C.L. Castro, H. Chang and T. Luong, 2017. Multi-year climate variability in the Southwestern United States within a context of a dynamically downscaled twentieth century reanalysis.  Clim. Dyn., 49, 4217-4236.

Niraula, R., T. Meixner, H. Ajami, M. Rodell, D. Gochis, and C.L. Castro, 2017. Comparing potential recharge estimates from three Land Surface Models across the western US.  J. Hydrology, 545, 410-423.

Niraula, R., T. Meixner, F. Dominguez, N. Bhatterai, M. Rodell, H. Ajami, D. Gochis, and C. Castro, 2017.  How might recharge change under projected climate change in the western U.S.?  Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 10,407-10,418.


Castro, C.L., H. Chang, Q. Ding., R. Arritt, and E. Salathé, 2016. Toward a new paradigm of convective-permitting modeling in subseasonal-to-seasonal forecasting of warm season precipitation extremes.  US CLIVAR Variations Newsletter, 14(4), 1-7.

Armenteras, D., C. Gibbes, C.A. Vivacqua, J.S. Espinosa, W. Duleba, F. Gonçalves, and C. Castro, 2016. Interactions between Climate, Land Use, and Vegetation Fire Occurrences in El Salvador.  Atmosphere, 7(2), 26.

Mazon, J.J., C.L. Castro, D.K. Adams, C. Carrillo, and J.J. Brost, 2016.  Objective Climatological Analysis of Extreme Events During the North American Monsoon.  J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol., 55, 2431-2450.

Lahmers, T.M, C.L. Castro, D.K. Adams, Y.L. Serra, and J.J. Brost, 2016.  Long-term changes in the climatology of transient inverted troughs over the North American Monsoon region and their effects on severe weather.  J. Climate, 29, 6027-6064

Serra, Y.L., D.K. Adams, C. Minjarez-Sosa, J.M. Moker, Jr., C. Castro, A. Arellano, A. Quintanar, L.C. Alatorre, A. Granados-Olivas, E. Vazquez, K.L. Holub, and C. DeMets, 2016.  The North American Monsoon GPS Transect Experiment 2013.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, 2103-2115.

Meixner, T., A.H. Manning, D.A. Stonestrom, D.M. Allen, H. Ajami, K.W. Blasch, A.E. Brookfield, C.L. Castro, J.F. Clark, D.J. Gochis, A.L. Flint, K.L. Neff, R. Niraula, M. Rodell, B.R. Scanlon, K. Singha, and M.A. Walvoord, 2016. Implications of Projected Climate Change for Groundwater Recharge in the Western United States.  J. Hydrology, 534, 124-138.


Chang, H, C.L. Castro, C.M. Carrillo, and F. Dominguez, 2015.  The more extreme nature of U.S. warm season climate in the recent observational record and two “well performing” dynamically downscaled CMIP3 models.  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 8244-8263.

*Carrillo, C.M., C.L. Castro, C.A. Woodhouse, and D. Griffin, 2015.  Low frequency variability of the North American Monsoon as diagnosed through early and latewood tree-ring chronologies in the Southwest U.S. Int. J. Climatol.,36, 2254-2272.

Shamir, E., S.B. Megdal, C. Carrillo, C.L. Castro, H. Chang, K. Chief, F.E. Corkhill, S. Eden., K.P. Geogakakos, K.M. Nelson, and J. Prietto, 2015. Climate change and water resources management in the Upper Santa Cruz River, Arizona.  J. Hydrology, 521, 18-33.


Rajagopal, S., F. Dominguez, H.V. Gupta, P.A. Troch, and C.L. Castro, 2014.  Physical Mechanisms of Climate-Induced Drying of Two Semiarid Watersheds in the Southwest United States. J. Hydrometeor., 15, 1404-1418.

Rivera, E.R., F. Dominguez, and C.L. Castro, 2014.  Atmospheric River and Cool Season Extreme Precipitation Events in the Verde River Basin of Arizona.  J. Hydrometeor., 15, 813-829.

Seastrand, S., Y. Serra, C. Castro, and E. Ritchie, 2014.  The dominant synoptic-scale modes of North American monsoon precipitation, Int. J. Climatol., 35, 2019-2032.

Ciancarelli, B., C.L. Castro, C. Woodhouse. F. Dominguez, H. Chang, C. Carrillo, and D. Griffin, 2014.  Dominant patterns of US warm season precipitation variability in a fine resolution observational record, with a focus on the southwest.  Int. J. Climatol., 34, 687-707.


Griffin, D., C.A. Woodhouse, D.M. Meko, D.W. Stahle, H.L. Faulstich., C. Carrillo, R. Touchan, C.L. Castro, and S.W. Leavitt, 2013.  North American monsoon precipitation reconstructed from tree-ring latewood, Geophys. Res. Lett, 40, 954-958.

Meko, D.M, R. Touchan, J.V. Díaz, D. Griffin, C.A. Woodhouse, C.L. Castro, C. Carrillo, and S.W. Leavitt, 2013.  Sierra San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, cool-season precipitation reconstruction from earlywood width of Abies concolor tree rings.  J. Geophys. Res.—Biogeosci., 118, 1660-1673.

Woodhouse, C.A., D.M. Meko, D. Griffin, and C.L. Castro, 2013. Tree rings reveal multi-season drought variability in the lower Rio Grande Basin, USA.  Water Resour. Research, 49.


Castro, C.L., H. Chang, F. Dominguez, C. Carrillo, J. Kyung-Schemm, H-M.H. Juang, 2012.  Can a Regional Climate Model Improve the Ability to Forecast the North American Monsoon?  J. Climate, 25, 8212-8237.

Dominguez, F., E. Rivera, D.P. Lettenmaier, and C.L. Castro, 2012.  Changes in winter precipitation extremes for the western United States under a warmer climate as simulated by regional climate models.  Geophys. Res., Lett, 39, L05803.

Minjarez-Sosa, C.M., C.L. Castro, K.L. Cummins, E.P. Krider, and J. Waissmann, 2012.  Toward Development of Improved QPE in Complex Terrain Using Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Data: A Case Study for the 2005 Monsoon in Southern Arizona.  J. Hydrometeor., 13, 1855-1873.

Troung, N.M, V.T. Hang, R.A. Pielke Sr., C.L. Castro, and K. Dairaku, 2012.  Synoptic-scale physical mechanisms associated with the Mei-yu front: A numerical case study in 1999.  Asia-Pacific J. Atmos. Sci., 4, 433-448.

Wi, S., F. Dominguez, M. Durcik, J. Valdes, H.F. Diaz, and C.L. Castro, 2012.  Climate change projection of snowfall in the Colorado River Basin using dynamical downscaling.  Water Resour. Res., 48, W05504.


Leavitt,S., C.A. Woodhouse, C.L. Castro, W.E. Wright, D.M. Meko, R. Touchan, D. Griffin, and B. Ciancarelli, 2011.  The North American monsoon in the U.S. Southwest: Potential for investigation with tree-ring carbon isotopes.  Quarternary International, 235, 101-107.


Zeng, X., M. Barlage, C. Castro, and K. Fling, 2010.  Comparison of land-precipitation coupling strength using observations and models.  J. Hydrometeor., 11, 980-995.


*Bieda III, S.W., C.L. Castro, S.L. Mullen, A. Comrie, and E. Pytlak, 2009.  The Relationship of Transient Inverted Upper-Level Troughs to Variability of the North American Monsoon System.  J. Climate, 22, 4213-4227.

Castro, C.L., A.B. Beltrán-Przekurat, and R.A. Pielke, Sr., 2009.  Spatiotemporal variability of precipitation, modeled soil moisture and vegetation greenness in North American within the recent observational record.  J. Hydrometeor., 10, 1355-1378.

Switanek, M.B., P.A. Troch, and C.L. Castro, 2009.  Improving Predictions of Climate Variability and Water Availability at the Catchment Scale.  J. Hydrometeor., 10, 152-1533.

Troung, N.M., T.T. Tien, R.A. Pielke, Sr., C.L. Castro, and G. Leoncini, 2009.  A modified Kain-Fritsch Scheme and its application for simulation of an extreme precipitation event in Vietnam.  Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 766-789.

Weiss, J.L., C.L. Castro, and J.T. Overpeck, 2009.  Distinguishing Pronounced Droughts in the Southwestern U.S.A.: Seasonality and Effects of Warmer Temperatures  J. Climate, 22, 5918-5932.


Lyon, S.W., F. Dominguez, D.J. Gochis, N.A. Brunsell, C.L. Castro, F.K. Chow, Y. Fan, D. Fuka, P.A. Kucera, S.W. Nesbitt, N. Salzmann, J. Schmidli, P.K. Snyder, A.J. Teuling, T.E. Twine, S. Levis, J.D. Lundquist, G.D. Salvucci, A.M. Sealy, and M.T. Walter, 2008.  Coupling Terrestrial and Atmospheric Water Dynamics to Improve Prediction in a Changing Environment.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 1275-1279.

Rockel, B., C.L. Castro, R.A. Pielke, Sr., H. von Storch, and G. Leoncini, 2008.  Dynamical downscaling: Assessment of model system dependent retained and added variability for two different regional climate models . J. Geophys. Res., 113, D21107.


Castro, C.L., R.A. Pielke, Sr., and J.O. Adegoke, 2007.  Investigation of the Summer Climate of the Contiguous U.S. and Mexico Using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS).  Part I: Model Climatology (1950-2002).  J. Climate, 20, 3866-3887.

Castro, C.L., R.A. Pielke, Sr., J.O. Adegoke, S.D. Schubert, and P.J. Pegion, 2007.  Investigation of the Summer Climate of the Contiguous U.S. and Mexico Using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS).  Part II: Model Climate Variability.  J. Climate, 20, 3888-3901.

Pielke Sr., R.A., D. Stokowski, J.-W. Wang, T. Vukicevic, G. Leoncini, T. Matsui, C. Castro. D. Niyogi, C.M. Kishtawal, A. Biazar, K. Doty, R.T. McNider, U. Nair, and W.K. Tao, 2007.  Satellite-based model parameterization of diabatic heating.  EOS, Vol. 88, 8, 20 February, 96-97.


Castro, C.L, R.A. Pielke Sr., and G. Leoncini, 2005.  Dynamical Downscaling: Assessment of value retained and added using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS).  J. Geophys Res., 110, D05108


Hanamean, J.R. Jr., R.A. Pielke Sr., C.L. Castro, D.S. Ojima, B.C. Reed, and Z. Gao, 2003. Vegetation greenness impacts on maximum and minimum temperatures in northeast Colorado.  Meteorol. Appl., 10, 203-2015.

Chase, T.N., R.A. Pielke Sr., and C. Castro, 2003. Are Present Day Climate Simulations Accurate Enough for Reliable Regional Downscaling?  Water Resources Update, 124, 26-33.

State of the Climate in 2002, 2003: A.M. Waple and J.H. Lawrimore, Eds., R.A. Pielke Sr. and C.L. Castro, Contributors. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 84, S1-S68.


Castro, C.L., T.B. McKee, and R.A. Pielke Sr., 2001.  The Relationship of the North American Monsoon to Tropical and North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures as Revealed by Observational Analyses, J. Climate14, 4449-4473.<4449:TROTNA>2.0.CO;2