Paper cuts (July-September 2013)



Papers of potential interest to OzEWEX members, published between June-September 2013.

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Observational data

Image acquisition for detection of vegetation change based on long-term rainfall in an arid rangeland in western NSW, Australia. Amiraslani, F., & Dragovich, D., Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(1), 83-95, 2013.

How Oceanic Oscillation Drives Soil Moisture Variations over Mainland Australia: An Analysis of 32 Years of Satellite Observations. Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Dorigo, W.A., Wagner, W., Van Dijk, A.I.J.M., Journal of Climate, 2013.

The efficacy of using gridded data to examine extreme rainfall characteristics: A case study for Australia. King, A. D., Alexander, L. V., & Donat, M. G., International Journal of Climatology, 33(10), 2376-2387, 2013.


Model Evaluation and Benchmarking

The ACCESS coupled model: Description, control climate and evaluation. Bi, D., Dix, M., Marsland, S. J., O’Farrell, S., Rashid, H. A., Uotila, P., . . . Puri, K., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 41-64, 2013.

A global evaluation of fronts and precipitation in the ACCESS model. Catto, J. L., Jakob, C., & Nicholls, N. (2013). Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 191-203, 2013.

Effect of model resolution on a regional climate model simulation over southeast Australia. Evans, J. P., & McCabe, M. F., Climate Research, 56(2), 131-145, 2013.

Evaluation of ACCESS climate model ocean diagnostics in CMIP5 simulations. Marsland, S. J., Bi, D., Uotila, P., Fiedler, R., Griffies, S. M., Lorbacher, K., . . . Hirst, A. C., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 101-119, 2013.

The relative performance of Australian CMIP5 models based on rainfall and ENSO metrics. Smith, I., Syktus, J., Rotstayn, L., & Jeffrey, S., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 205-212, 2013.

Simulated and projected summer rainfall in tropical Australia: Links to atmospheric circulation using the CSIRO-Mk3.6 climate model. Suppiah, R., Collier, M., Jeffrey, S., Rotstayn, L., Syktus, J., & Wong, K., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 15-26, 2013.

Evaluation of forest interception estimation in the continental scale Australian water resources assessment – landscape (AWRA-L) model. Wallace, J., Macfarlane, C., McJannet, D., Ellis, T., Grigg, A., & van Dijk, A., Journal of Hydrology, 499, 210-223, 2013.

A skill score based evaluation of simulated Australian climate. Watterson, I. G., Hirst, A. C., & Rotstayn, L. D., Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 63(1), 181-190, 2013.


Data Assimilation

Modelling runoff with statistically downscaled daily site, gridded and catchment rainfall series. Fu, G., Charles, S. P., Chiew, F. H. S., Teng, J., Zheng, H., Frost, A. J., . . . Kirshner, S., Journal of Hydrology, 492, 254-265, 2013.

Merging gauge and satellite rainfall with specification of associated uncertainty across Australia. Woldemeskel, F. M., Sivakumar, B., & Sharma, A., Journal of Hydrology, 499, 167-176, 2013.


Trends and Extremes

An analysis of the meteorological variables leading to apparent temperature in Australia: Present climate, trends, and global warming simulations. Jacobs, S. J., Pezza, A. B., Barras, V., Bye, J., & Vihma, T., Global and Planetary Change, 107, 145-156, 2013.


Vegetation Processes

Eucalypt plantations and climate change. Booth, T. H., Forest Ecology and Management, 301, 28-34, 2013.

Sensitivity of grassland plant community composition to spatial vs. temporal variation in precipitation. Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Dickson, T. L., Farrer, E. C., Gross, K. L., Gherardi, L. A., . . . Suding, K. N., Ecology, 94(8), 1687-1696, 2013.

Interactive effects of fire, rainfall, and litter quality on decomposition in savannas: Frequent fire leads to contrasting effects. Davies, A. B., van Rensburg, B. J., Eggleton, P., & Parr, C. L., Ecosystems, 16(5), 866-880, 2013.

Forest water use and water use efficiency at elevated CO2: A model-data intercomparison at two contrasting temperate forest FACE sites. De Kauwe, M. G., Medlyn, B. E., Zaehle, S., Walker, A. P., Dietze, M. C., Hickler, T., . . . Norby, R. J., Global Change Biology, 19(6), 1759-1779, 2013.

Stand water use status in relation to fire in a mixed species eucalypt forest. Gharun, M., Turnbull, T. L., & Adams, M. A., Forest Ecology and Management, 304, 162-170, 2013.

Water flux of eucalyptus regnans: Defying summer drought and a record heatwave in 2009. Pfautsch, S., & Adams, M. A., Oecologia, 172(2), 317-326, 2013.

Water relations of selected wallum species in dry sclerophyll woodland on the lower north coast of new south wales, Australia. Rutherford, S., Griffith, S. J., & Warwick, N. W. M., Australian Journal of Botany, 61(4), 254-265, 2013.


Hydrological Prediction

Effects of data time-step on the accuracy of calibrated rainfall-streamflow model parameters: Practical aspects of uncertainty reduction. Littlewood, I. G., & Croke, B. F. W., Hydrology Research, 44(3), 430-440, 2013.

Scale-dependent synthetic streamflow generation using a continuous wavelet transform. Niu, J., & Sivakumar, B., Journal of Hydrology, 496, 71-78, 2013. 

Evaluation of numerical weather prediction model precipitation forecasts for short-term streamflow forecasting purpose. Shrestha, D. L., Robertson, D. E., Wang, Q. J., Pagano, T. C., & Hapuarachchi, H. A. P., Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(5), 1913-1931, 2013.  

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