SUBMITTED OR IN REVISION
Carrillo, C.M., C.L. Castro, G.M. Garfin, H. Chang, and M.S. Bukovsky. Pacific SST-related teleconnective influences on North American monsoon precipitation within North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) models. Int. J. Climatol., in revision.
Cassell, W.W., C.L.Castro, T. Luong, Q. Xiao, and A. Arellano. Simulating organized convection during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment and its sensitivity to initial conditions. Mon. Wea. Rev., in revision.
Chang, H., G-Y Niu., C.L. Castro, and R. Monson. Improving warm season precipitation prediction over the U.S. through the community NOAH-MP land surface model coupled with WRF. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in revision.
Minjarez-Sosa, C.M., C.L. Castro, K.L. Cummins, J. Waissmann, and D.K. Adams. An Improved QPE Over Complex Terrain Employing Cloud to Ground Lightning Occurrences. J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol., in revision.
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. PDF LINK
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., in press. PDF LINK
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. Vasquez, K.L. Holub, and C. DeMets, 2016. The North American Monsoon GPS Transect Experiment 2013. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., in press PDF LINK.
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, in press.
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. doi:10.1002/2015JD023333. PDF LINK
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., doi:10.1002/joc.4493. PDF LINK
Shamir, E., S.B. Megdal, C. Carrillo, C.L. Castro, H. Chang, K. Chief, F.E. Corkhill, S. Eden, K.P. Georgakakos, 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. PDF LINK
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. PDF LINK
Rivera, E.R, F. Dominguez, and C.L. Castro, 2014. Atmospheric Rivers and Extreme Cool Season Precipitation Events in the Verde River Basin of Arizona J. Hydrometeor.,15, 813-829. PDF LINK
Seastrand, S., Y. Serra, C. Castro, and E. Ritchie, 2014. The dominant synoptic-scale modes of North American monsoon precipitation. Int. J. Climatol., DOI:10.1002/joc.4104. PDF LINK
Ciancarelli, B., C.L. Castro, C. Woodhouse, F. Dominguez, H-I. Chang, C. Carrillo, and D. Griffin, 2013. Dominant patterns of US warm season precipitation variability in a fine resolution observational record. Int. J. Climatol., DOI:10.1002/joc.3716 PDF LINK
Cayan, D., M. Tyree, K.E. Kunkel, C. Castro, A. Gurshunov, J. Barsugli, A.J. Ray, J. Overpeck, M. Anderson, B. Rajagopalan, I. Rangwala, and P Duffy, 2013. Future Climate:Projected Average, Chapter 6 of Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Change Assessment. A report by Southwest Climate Alliance. G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. Leroy, Eds., Washington, DC: Island Press PDF LINK TO REPORT
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., doi:101002/grl.50184 PDF LINK
Gurshunov, A., J. Overpeck, K. Guiguis, D. Cayan, M. Dettinger, C. Castro, R.E. Schwartz, M. Anderson, A.J. Ray, J. Barsuglo, T. Cavazos, and M. Alexander, 2013. Future Climate: Projected Extremes, Chapter 7 of Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Change Assessment. A report by Southwest Climate Alliance. G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. Leroy, Eds., Washington, DC: Island Press PDF LINK TO REPORT
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, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20098. PDF LINK
Castro, C.L., H-I. Chang, F. Dominguez, C. Carrillo, J. Kyung-Schemm, H. H-M. Juang, 2012. Can a regional climate model improve warm season forecasts in North America? J. Climate, 25, 8212-8237. PDF LINK
Dominguez, F., E. Rivera, D.P. Lettenmaier and C.L. Castro, 2012. Changes in winter precipitation extremes for the western United States under a warm climate as simulated by regional climate models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L05803, doi:10.1029/2011GL050762 PDF LINK
Minjarez-Sosa, C.M., C.L. Castro, K.L. Cummins, E.P. Krider, and J. Waissman, 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. PDF LINK
Wi, S., F. Dominguez, M. Durcik, J. Valdes, H.Diaz, and C.L. Castro, 2012. Climate change projection of snowfall in the Colorado River Basin using dynamical downscaling. Water Resour. Res., 48, W05504, doi:10.1029/2011WR010674. PDF LINK
Leavitt, S.W., C. Woodhouse, D. Meko, R. Touchan, C.L. Castro, D. Griffin, and B. Ciancarelli, 2010. The North American Monsoon in the U.S. Southwest: Potential for investigation with tree-ring isotopes. Quarternary International, 235, 101-107. PDF LINK
Zeng, X. M. Barlage, C. Castro, and K. Wink, 2010. Quantification of Land-Precipitation Coupling Strength. J. Hydrometeor., 11, 980-995. PDF LINK
Bieda III, S.W., C.L. Castro, S.L. Mullen, A. Comrie, and E. Pytlak, 2009. The Relationship of Transient Upper-Level Troughs to Variability of the North American Monsoon System. J. Climate, 22, 4213-4227. PDF LINK
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 America within the recent observational record. J. Hydrometeor., 10, 1355-1378. PDF LINK
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, 1521-1533. PDF LINK
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. PDF LINK
Weiss, J.L., C.L. Castro, and J.T. Overpeck. Distinguishing Pronounced Droughts in the Southwestern U.S.A.: Seasonality and Effects of Warmer Temperatures J. Climate, 22, 5918-5932. PDF LINK
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. PDF LINK
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, doi:10.1029/2007JD009461. PDF LINK
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, 3844-3865. PDF LINK
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, 3866-3887. PDF LINK
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. PDF LINK
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, doi:10.1029/2004JD004721. PDF LINK
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. PDF LINK
Hanamean, J.R. Jr., R.A. Pielke Sr., C.L. Castro, D.S. Ojima, B.C. Reed, and Z. Gao, 2003. Vegetation impacts on maximum and minimum surface temperature in northeast Colorado. Meteorological Applications, 10, 203-215. PDF LINK
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. Climate, 14, 4449-4473. PDF LINK