Selected Publications

Routson, C.C, C.A. Woodhouse, and J.T. Overpeck. 2011. Second century megadrought in the Rio Grande headwaters,Colorado: How unusual was medieval drought? Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2011GL050015.

Griffin, D., D.M. Meko, R. Touchan, S.W. Leavitt, C.A. Woodhouse. 2011.  Latewood chronology development for summer-moisture reconstruction in the U.S. Southwest.  Tree-Ring Research 67, 87-101.

Pederson, G.T.,S. T. Gray, C. A. Woodhouse, J. L. Betancourt, D. B. Fagre, J.S. Littell, E. Watson, B. H. Luckman, L. J. Graumlich. 2011. Evidence from tree rings highlights the unusual nature of recent snowpack declines. Science 333, 332-335.  DOI: 10.1126/science.1201570.

Gray, S.T., J.J. Lukas, C.A. Woodhouse. 2011. Millennial-length records of streamflow from three major upper Colorado River tributaries. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00535.x.

Woodhouse, C.A., G.T. Pederson, and S.T. Gray. 2011.  An 1800-year record of decadal-scale hydroclimatic variability in the Upper Arkansas River basin from bristlecone pine. Quaternary Research, 75, 483-490. doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.12.007.

Meko, D.M. and C.A. Woodhouse, 2011. Dendroclimatology, dendrohydrology, and water resources management, In: Tree Rings and Climate: Progress and Prospects (eds. M.K. Hughes, T.W. Swetnam, H.F. Diaz). Springer, pp. 231-261.

Meko, D.M. C.A. Woodhouse, and K. Morino. 2010. Dendrochronology and links to streamflow. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.11.041. 

Leavitt, S.W., C.A. Woodhouse, C.L. Castro, W.E. Wright, D.M. Meko, R. Touchan, D. Griffin and B. Ciancarelli, 2010. The North American Monsoon in the U.S. Southwest: potential for investigation with tree-ring carbon isotopes. Quaternary International 235, 101-107

Kay, M.W., C.A. Woodhouse, and S.T. Jackson. 2010. Persistence and expansion of ponderosa pine woodlands in the west-central Great Plains during the past two centuries. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02327.x

Banner, J.L., C.S. Jackson, L. Yang, K. Hayhoe, C. Woodhouse, L. Gulden, K. Jacobs, G. North, R. Leung, and W. Washington. 2010. Climate change impacts on Texas water. Texas Water Journal 1, 1-19.

Touchan, R., C.A. Woodhouse, D.M. Meko, C.D. Allen. 2010. Millennial Precipitation Reconstruction for the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, Reveals Changing Drought Signal. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2117.

Woodhouse, C.A., D.M. Meko, G. M, MacDonald, D. W. Stahle, and E. R. Cook. 2010. A 1200-year perspective on the 21st century drought in southwestern North America.  Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) 107, 21283-21288 doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911197107.

Barger, N.N, H.D. Adams, C.A. Woodhouse, J.C. Neff, and G.P. Asner. 2009.  Influence of Livestock Grazing and Climate on Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) Dynamics. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62, 531-539.

Rice, J.L., C.A. Woodhouse, and J.J. Lukas, 2009. Science and decision-making: water management and tree-ring data in the western United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45, 1248-1259.

Woodhouse, C.A., J.L. Russell, and E.R. Cook, 2009. Two modes of North American drought from instrumental and paleoclimatic data.  Journal of Climate 22, 4336–4347.

Meko, D.M., C.A. Woodhouse, C.H. Baisan, T. Knight, J.J. Lukas, M.K. Hughes, and M.W. Salzer, 2007. Medieval drought in the upper Colorado
River basin. Geophysical Research Letters 34m L10705, doi: 10.1029/2007GL029988

Leavitt, S. W., T.N. Chase, B. Rajagopalan, E. Lee, P. J. Lawrence, C. A. Woodhouse, 2007.  Southwestern U.S. drought maps from pinyon tree-ring
carbon isotopes. EOS, Volume 88, Number 4, pp. 39-40.

Woodhouse, C.A. and J.J. Lukas, 2006. Drought, tree rings, and water resource management. Canadian Water Resources Journal 31, 297-310.

Meko. D.M. and C.A. Woodhouse, in review. Dendroclimatology, dendrohydrology, and water resources management, In: Tree Rings and Climate:
Sharpening the Focus, (eds. H.F. Diaz and M.K. Hughes). Kluwer/Springer.

Woodhouse, C.A., S.T. Gray, and D.M. Meko, 2006. Updated streamflow reconstructions for the Upper Colorado River basin. 
Water Resources Research, 42, W05415. doi:10.1029/2005WR004455.

Woodhouse, C.A. and J.J. Lukas. 2006. Multi-century tree-ring reconstructions of Colorado streamflow for water resource planning.
 Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-9055-0.

Woodhouse, C.A., K.E. Kunkel, D.R. Easterling, and E.R. Cook. 2005.  The 20th century pluvial in the western United States. Geophysical Research
Letters, 32, dio:1029/2005GL022413.

Meko, D.M. and C.A. Woodhouse. 2005. Tree-ring footprint of joint hydrologic drought in Sacramento and Upper Colorado River basins, western USA. 
Journal of Hydrology, 308, 196-213.

Pielke, R.A., N. Doesken, O. Bliss, T. Green, C. Chaffin, J.D. Salas, C.A. Woodhouse, J.J. Lukas, and K. Wolter. 2005.  Drought 2002 in Colorado –
An Unprecedented Drought or a Routine Drought? Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH), 162, 1455-1479.

Cook, E.R., C.A. Woodhouse, C.M. Eakin, D.M. Meko, and D.W. Stahle. 2004. Long-term aridity changes in the western United States. 
Science, 306, 1015-1018.

Woodhouse, C.A., 2004. A Paleo Perspective on Hydroclimatic Variability in the Western United States. Aquatic Sciences, 66, 346-356.

Woodhouse, C.A. 2003. A 431-year reconstruction of western Colorado snowpack. Journal of Climate, 16, 1551-1561.

Woodhouse, C.A. 2003. Dendrochronological Evidence for Long-Term Hydroclimatic Variability. Lewis, W.M. Jr., Editor, Water and Climate in the
 Western United States, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, pp. 49-58.

Jain, S., C.A. Woodhouse, M.P.Hoerling. 2002. Multidecadal streamflow regimes in the interior western United States: implications for the
 vulnerability of water resources. Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 2036-2039.

Woodhouse, C.A., J.J. Lukas, and P.M. Brown. 2002. Drought in the western Great Plains, 1845-56: impacts and implications
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 83, 1485-1493.

Woodhouse, C.A. and P.M. Brown.  2001. Tree-ring evidence for Great Plains drought.  Tree-Ring Research, 57, 89-103.

Woodhouse, C.A. 2001. A tree-ring reconstruction of streamflow for the Colorado Front Range. Journal of the American Water Resources
Association 37, 561-570.

Woodhouse, C.A. 1999. Artificial neural networks and dendroclimatic reconstructions: an example from the Front Range, Colorado, USA
The Holocene 9: 521-529.

Woodhouse, C.A. and J.T. Overpeck. 1998.  2000 years of drought variability in the central United States. Bulletin of the American
Meteorological Society 79: 2693-2714. 

Woodhouse, C.A. and D.M. Meko. 1997. Number of precipitation days reconstructed from southwestern tree rings. Journal of Climate 10:2663-2669.

Woodhouse, C.A.1997. Tree-ring reconstructions of circulation indices. Climate Research 8:117-127.

Woodhouse, C.A. 1997. Winter climate and atmospheric circulation patterns in the Sonoran Desert region. International Journal of Climate 17:859-873.

Hirschboeck, K.K., F. Ni, M.L. Wood, C.A. Woodhouse, 1996. Synoptic dendroclimatology: overview and outlook. In: J.S. Dean,
D.M. Meko, and T.W. Swetnam, eds., Tree Rings, Environment, and Humanity. Radiocarbon, Tucson, Arizona, pp. 205-223.

Schuster, W.S.F., J.B. Mitton, D.K. Yamaguchi, and C.A. Woodhouse. 1995. A comparison of limber pine (Pinus flexilus) ages at lower and
upper treeline sites east of the Continental Divide in Colorado. American Midlands Naturalist 133:101-111.

Woodhouse, C.A. 1993. Tree-growth response to ENSO events in the central Colorado Front Range. Physical Geography 14:417-435.

Woodhouse, C.A. and P.A. Kay. 1990. The use of tree-ring chronologies to show spatial and temporal changes in an air mass boundary.
 Physical Geography 11:172-190.