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The following publications were funded or partially funded by the PRIMA initiative (previously known as the integrated Regional Earth System Modeling, or iRESM, initiative).

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West TO, Y Le Page, M Huang, J Wolf, and AM Thomson. 2014. “Downscaling global land cover projections from an integrated assessment model for use in regional analyses: results and evaluation for the US from 2005 to 2095.” Environmental Research Letters 9(6):064004. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064004.

Kleese van Dam K, C Lansing, T Elsethagen, J Hathaway, Z Guillen, J Dirks, D Skorski, E Stephan, W Gorrissen, I Gorton, and Y Liu. 2014. “Nationwide buildings energy research enabled through an integrated data intensive.” Building Simulation 7(4):335-343. DOI: 10.1007/s12273-014-0171-x.

Tesfa TK, LR Leung, M Huang, H-Y Li, N Voisin, and MS Wigmosta. 2014. “Scalability of grid- and subbasin-based land surface modeling approaches for hydrologic simulations.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119. Published Online March 27, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020493.

Gao Y, LR Leung, J Lu, Y Liu, M Huang, and Y Qian. 2014. “Robust spring drying in the southwestern U.S. and seasonal migration of wet/dry patterns in a warmer climate.” Geophysical Research Letters 41(5):1745-1751. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL059562.

Scott MJ, DS Daly, Y Zhou, JS Rice, PL Patel, HC McJeon, GP Kyle, SH Kim, J Eom, and LE Clarke. 2014. “Evaluating sub-national building-energy efficiency policy options under uncertainty: Efficient sensitivity testing of alternative climate, technological, and socioeconomic futures in a regional integrated-assessment model.” Energy Economics 43:22-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.01.012.
»» Related Highlight: Clarifying the Uncertain

Kraucunas I, L Clarke, J Dirks, J Hathaway, M Hejazi, K Hibbard, M. Huang, C Jin, M Kintner-Meyer, K Kleese van Dam, R Leung, H-Y Li, R Moss, M Peterson, J Rice, M Scott, A Thomson, N Voisin, and T West. 2014. “Investigating the Nexus of Climate, Energy, Water, and Land at Decision-Relevant Scales: the Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis (PRIMA).” Climatic Change, Special Issue on Regional Earth System Modeling, eds. Z-L Yang and C Fu. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1064-9.
»» Related Highlight: Regional Analysis at the Climate, Energy, Water, and Land Nexus

Thomson AM, GP Kyle, X Zhang, V Bandaru, TO West, MA Wise, RC Izaurralde, and KV Calvin. 2014. “The contribution of future agricultural trends in the US Midwest to global climate change mitigation.” Global Environmental Change 24:143-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.019.
»» Related Highlight: Models Put a Global Spin on U.S. Agricultural and Land Use Practices

Zhou Y, L Clarke, J Eom, P Kyle, P Patel, SH Kim, J Dirks, E Jensen, Y Liu, J Rice, L Schmidt, and T Seiple. 2014. “Modeling the effect of climate change on U.S. state-level buildings energy demands in an integrated assessment framework.” Applied Energy 113:1077-1088. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.08.034.
»» Related Highlight: Analyzing How Climate Effects Buildings


Voisin N, L Liu, M Hejazi, T Tesfa, H Li, M Huang, Y Liu, and LR Leung. 2013. “One-way coupling of an integrated assessment model and a water resources model: evaluation and implications of future changes over the US Midwest.” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(11):4555-4575. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-4555-2013.

Voisin N, H Li, D Ward, M Huang, M Wigmosta, and LR Leung. 2013. “On an improved sub-regional water resources management representation for integration into earth system models.” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(9):3605-3622. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-3605-2013.

Leng G, M Huang, Q Tang, WJ Sacks, H Lei, and LR Leung. 2013. “Modeling the effects of irrigation on land surface fluxes and states over the conterminous United States: Sensitivity to input data and model parameters.” Journal of Geophysical Ressearch-Atmospheres 118(17):9789-9803. DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50792.

Ke Y, LR Leung, M Huang, and H Li. 2013. “Enhancing the Representation of Subgrid Land Surface Characteristics in Land Surface Models.” Geoscientific Model Development 6(5):1609-1622. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-6-1609-2013.

Kintner-Meyer MCW and IP Kraucunas. July 2013. “The Growing Footprint of Climate Change: Can systems built today cope with tomorrow's weather extremes?” Fortnightly Magazine. Accessible at http://www.fortnightly.com/fortnightly/2013/07/growing-footprint-climate-change (magazine article).

Li H, MS Wigmosta, H Wu, M Huang, Y Ke, AM Coleman, and LR Leung. 2013. “A Physically Based Runoff Routing Model for Land Surface and Earth System Models.” Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(3):808-828. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-015.1.
»» Related Highlight: Rivers Run Right Through It...The Model

Huang M, Z Hou, LR Leung, Y Ke, Y Liu, Z Fang, and Y Sun.2013. “Uncertainty Analysis of Runoff Simulations and Parameter Identifiability in the Community Land Model: Evidence from MOPEX Basins.” Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(6):1754-1772. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0138.1.

Sun Y, Z Hou, M Huang, F Tian, and LYR Leung. 2013. “Inverse Modeling of Hydrologic Parameters Using Surface Flux and Runoff Observations in the Community Land Model.” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(12):4995-5011. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-4995-2013.

Hibbard KA and AC Janetos. 2013. “The Regional Nature of Global Challenges: A Need and Strategy for Integrated Regional Modeling.” Climatic Change 118(3-4):565-577. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0674-3.
»» Related Highlight: Making the Case for Regional Modeling


Gorton I, C Sivaramakrishnan, G Black, S White, S Purohit, C Lansing, M Madison, K Schuchardt, and Y Liu. 2012. “Velo: A Knowledge-Management Framework for Modeling and Simulation.” Computing in Science & Engineering 14(2):12-23. DOI: 10.1109/MCSE.2011.116.

Hou Z, M Huang, LR Leung, G Lin, and DM Ricciuto. 2012. “Sensitivity of Surface Flux Simulations to Hydrologic Parameters Based on an Uncertainty Quantification Framework Applied to the Community Land Model.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 117:D15108. DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017521.

Ke Y, LR Leung, M Huang, AM Coleman, H Li, and MS Wigmosta. 2012. “Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters for the Community Land Model.” Geoscientific Model Development 5(6):1341-1362. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-5-1341-2012.

Li H, H Wu, M Huang, and LR Leung. 2012. “Representing Natural and Manmade Drainage Systems in an Earth System Modeling Framework.” Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering 1:e107.

Rice JS, RH Moss, PJ Runci, KL Anderson, and EL Malone. 2012. “Incorporating Stakeholder Decision Support Needs into an Integrated Regional Earth System Model.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 17(7):805-819. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-011-9345-3.
»» Related Highlight: Building a Framework, Brick by Brick

Zhong SS, X Li, X Bian, WE Heilman, LYR Leung, and WI Gustafson Jr. 2012. “Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations over the Great Lakes Region Driven by Three Global Data Sets." Journal of Great Lakes Research 38(2):212-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.jglr.2012.03.012.


Li H, M Huang, M Wigmosta, Y Ke, A Coleman, LR Leung, A Wang, and DM Ricciuto. 2011. “Evaluating Runoff Simulations From the Community Land Model 4.0 Using Observations From Flux Towers and a Mountainous Watershed.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116:D24120. DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016276.

Moss R. 2011. “Reducing Doubt about Uncertainty: Guidance for IPCC’s Third Assessment.” Climatic Change 108(4):641-658. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-011-0182-x.

Nichols J, S Kang, W Post, D Wang, V Bandaru, D Manowitz, X Zhang, and R Izaurralde. 2011. “HPC-EPIC for High Resolution Simulations of Environmental and Sustainability Assessment.” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 79(2):112-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2011.08.012.

Unwin S, R Moss, J Rice, and M Scott. 2011. Characterizing Uncertainty for Regional Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Decisions. PNNL Technical Report PNNL-20788, Richland, Washington (technical report).

West TO. 2011. “Mitigation: Monitoring Informs Management.” Nature Climate Change 1(11):399-400. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1268.
»» Related Item: Tristram West, Nature Climate Change


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