Selected Recent Publications

Ricciotti, J. A., & Cordeira, J. M. (2022). Summarizing Relationships among Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers, Integrated Water Vapor Transport, and California Watershed Precipitation 1982-2019. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 23(9), 1439–1454.
Cordeira, J. M., & Ralph, F. M. (2021). A summary of GFS ensemble integrated water vapor transport forecasts and skill along the US West Coast during water years 2017-20. Weather and Forecasting, 36(2), 361–377.
Cannon, F., Oakley, N. S., Hecht, C. W., Michaelis, A., Cordeira, J. M., Kawzenuk, B., Demirdjian, R., Weihs, R., Fish, M. A., Wilson, A. M., & Ralph, F. M. (2020). Observations and predictability of a high-impact narrow cold-frontal rainband over Southern California on 2 February 2019. Weather and Forecasting, 1–40.
Wilson, A. M., Chapman, W., Payne, A., Ramos, A. M., Boehm, C., Campos, D., Cordeira, J., Garreaud, R., Gorodetskaya, I. V., Rutz, J. J., Viceto, C., & Ralph, F. M. (2020). Training the next generation of researchers in the science and application of atmospheric rivers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(6), E738–E743.
Ralph, F. M., Cannon, F., Tallapragada, V., Davis, C. A., Doyle, J. D., Pappenberger, F., Subramanian, A., Wilson, A. M., Lavers, D. A., Reynolds, C. A., Haase, J. S., Centurioni, L., Ingleby, B., Rutz, J. J., Cordeira, J. M., Zheng, M., Hecht, C., Kawzenuk, B., & Delle Monache, L. (2020). West Coast forecast challenges and development of atmospheric river reconnaissance. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Cannon, F., Cordeira, J. M., Hecht, C. W., Norris, J. R., Michaelis, A., Demirdjian, R., & Ralph, F. M. (2020). GPM satellite radar observations of precipitation mechanisms in atmospheric rivers. Monthly Weather Review, 148(4), 1449–1463.
Sanders, M. C., Cordeira, J. M., & Metz, N. D. (2020). Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Ice Jams on the Pemigewasset River in Central New Hampshire. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21(12), 2923–2942.
Cordeira, J. M., Stock, J., Dettinger, M. D., Young, A. M., Kalansky, J. F., & Ralph, F. M. (2019). A 142-year climatology of Northern California landslides and atmospheric rivers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(8), 1499–1509.
Ralph, F. M., Rutz, J. J., Cordeira, J. M., Dettinger, M., Anderson, M., Reynolds, D., Schick, L. I., & Smallcomb, C. (2019). A scale to characterize the strength and impacts of atmospheric rivers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(2), 269–290.
Cannon, F., Hecht, C. W., Cordeira, J. M., & Ralph, F. M. (2018). Synoptic and mesoscale forcing of Southern California extreme precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 123(24), 13714–13730.
Cordeira, J., Neureuter, M., & Kelleher, L. (2018). Atmospheric Rivers and National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories Issued Over California 2007–2016. Journal of Operational Meteorology, 06, 87–94.
Ralph, F. M., Iacobellis, S. F., Neiman, P. J., Cordeira, J. M., Spackman, J. R., Waliser, D. E., Wick, G. A., White, A. B., & Fairall, C. (2017). Dropsonde observations of total integrated water vapor transport within North Pacific atmospheric rivers. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18(9), 2577–2596.
Hecht, C. W., & Cordeira, J. M. (2017). Characterizing the influence of atmospheric river orientation and intensity on precipitation distributions over North Coastal California. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(17), 9048–9058.
Cordeira, J. M., Ralph, F. M., Martin, A., Gaggggini, N., Spackman, J. R., Neiman, P. J., Rutz, J. J., & Pierce, R. (2017). Forecasting atmospheric rivers during CalWater 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(3), 449–459.
F. M. Ralph, M. Dettinger, D. Lavers, I. V. Gorodetskaya, A. Martin, M. Viale, A. B. White, N. Oakley, J. Rutz, J. R. Spackman, H. Wernli, & J. Cordeira. (2017). Atmospheric rivers emerge as a global science and applications focus. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(9), 1969–1973.
Cordeira, J. M., Metz, N. D., Howarth, M. E., & Galarneau, T. J. (2017). Multiscale Upstream and In Situ Precursors to the Elevated Mixed Layer and High-Impact Weather over the Midwest United States. Weather and Forecasting, 32(3), 905–923.
Ralph, F. M., Cordeira, J. M., Neiman, P. J., & Hughes, M. (2016). Landfalling atmospheric rivers, the Sierra barrier jet, and extreme daily precipitation in Northern California’s Upper Sacramento River watershed. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17(7), 1905–1914.
Ralph, F. M., Prather, K. A., Cayan, D., Spackman, J. R., DeMott, P., Dettinger, M., Fairall, C., Leung, R., Rosenfeld, D., Rutledge, S., Waliser, D., White, A. B., Cordeira, J., Martin, A., Helly, J., & Intrieri, J. (2016). CalWater field studies designed to quantify the roles of atmospheric rivers and aerosols in modulating US West Coast precipitation in a changing climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(7), 1209–1228.
Cordeira, J. M., Ralph, F. M., & Moore, B. J. (2013). The development and evolution of two atmospheric rivers in proximity to western North Pacific tropical cyclones in October 2010. Monthly Weather Review, 141(12), 4234–4255.
Neiman, P. J., Ralph, F. M., Moore, B. J., Hughes, M., Mahoney, K. M., Cordeira, J. M., & Dettinger, M. D. (2013). The landfall and inland penetration of a flood-producing atmospheric river in Arizona. Part I: Observed synoptic-scale, orographic, and hydrometeorological characteristics. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(2), 460–484.
Evans, C., Archambault, H. M., Cordeira, J. M., Fritz, C., Galarneau, T. J., Gjorgjievska, S., Griffin, K. S., Johnson, A., Komaromi, W. A., Monette, S., Muradyan, P., Murphy, B., Riemer, M., Sears, J., Stern, D., Tang, B., & Thompson, S. (2012). The Pre-Depression Investigation of Cloud-Systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) Field Campaign: Perspectives of Early Career Scientists. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(2), 173–187.