Publications

2018

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.           http://dx.doi.org/10.20937/ATM.2018.31.02.06

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. http://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9010031

2017

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. http://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2649-2017

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. http://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0358.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0097.1

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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3569-1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydrol.2016.12.028

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.  http://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075421

2016

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. http://usclivar.org/newsletter/newsletter

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.  http://doi.org/10.3390/atmos70026

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0075.1

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  http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0726.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00250.1

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.12.027

2015

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. http://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD023333

*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.  http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4493

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.062

2014

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.   http://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-13-0106.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-12-0189.1

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. http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4104

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.  http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.3716

2013

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.  http://doi.org/10.1002/grl.50184

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JG002408

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.  http://doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20098

2012

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00441.1

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. http://doi.org/10.1029/2011GL050762

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-11-0129.1

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.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13143-012-0039-x

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.  http://doi.org/10.1029/2011WR010674

2011

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2010.05.006

2010

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.  https://doi.org/10.1175/2010JHM1226.1

2009

*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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI2487.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/2009JHM1123.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/2009JHM1073.1

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.   http://doi.org/10.1175/2008MWR2434.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI2905.1

2008

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/2008BAMS2547.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD009461

2007

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. http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4211.1

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.  http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4212.1

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.

2005

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  http://doi.org/10.1029/2004JD004721

2003

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.  http://doi.org/10.1017/S1350482703003013

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.  https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0477-87.6.S1

2001

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.    http://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<4449:TROTNA>2.0.CO;2

Advertisements