Roger A. Pielke


Senior Research Scientist
University of Colorado at Boulder

Fields of Interest:

weather and climate


Recent publications:

Pielke Sr., R.A., R. Wilby, D. Niyogi, F. Hossain, K. Dairuku, J. Adegoke, G. Kallos, T. Seastedt, and K. Suding, 2012:
Dealing with complexity and extreme events using a bottom-up, resource-based vulnerability perspective.
AGU Monograph on Complexity and Extreme Events in Geosciences, in press.

McNider, R.T., G.J. Steeneveld, B. Holtslag, R. Pielke Sr, S. Mackaro, A. Pour Biazar, J.T. Walters, U.S. Nair, and J.R. Christy, 2012:
Response and sensitivity of the nocturnal boundary layer over land to added longwave radiative forcing.
J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD017578, in press.

Pielke Sr., R.A., A. Pitman, D. Niyogi, R. Mahmood, C. McAlpine, F. Hossain, K. Goldewijk, U. Nair, R. Betts, S. Fall, M. Reichstein, P. Kabat, and N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, 2011: 
Land use/land cover changes and climate: Modeling analysis and observational evidence. 
WIREs Clim Change 2011, 2:828–850. doi: 10.1002/wcc.144

Fall, S., A. Watts, J. Nielsen-Gammon, E. Jones, D. Niyogi, J. Christy, and R.A. Pielke Sr., 2011:
Analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends.
J. Geophys. Res., 116, D14120, doi:10.1029/2010JD015146.Copyright (2011) American Geophysical Union.

Degu, A. M., F. Hossain, D. Niyogi, R. Pielke Sr., J. M. Shepherd, N. Voisin, and T. Chronis, 2011:
The influence of large dams on surrounding climate and precipitation patterns.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04405, doi:10.1029/2010GL046482.

Christy, J.R., B. Herman, R. Pielke, Sr., P. Klotzbach, R.T. McNider, J.J. Hnilo, R.W. Spencer, T. Chase and D. Douglass, 2010:
What do observational datasets say about modeled tropospheric temperature trends since 1979?
Remote Sensing, 2(9), 2148-2169.

Nair, U.S., Y. Wu, J. Kala, T. J. Lyons, R.A. Pielke Sr., and J.M. Hacker, 2011:
The role of land use change on the development and evolution of the West Coast trough, convective clouds, and precipitation in Southwest Australia.
J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 116, D07103, doi:10.1029/2010JD014950. Copyright (2011) American Geophysical Union.

Pielke Sr., R., K. Beven, G. Brasseur, J. Calvert, M. Chahine, R. Dickerson, D. Entekhabi, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, H. Gupta, V. Gupta, W. Krajewski, E. Philip Krider, W. K.M. Lau, J. McDonnell, W. Rossow, J. Schaake, J. Smith, S. Sorooshian, and E. Wood, 2009:
Climate change: The need to consider human forcings besides greenhouse gases.
Eos, Vol. 90, No. 45, 10 November 2009, 413. Copyright (2009) American Geophysical Union.

Cotton, W.R. and R.A. Pielke, 2007:
Human impacts on weather and climate,
Cambridge University Press, 330 pp.

Pielke, R.A., Sr., 2002:
Mesoscale meteorological modeling. 2nd Edition,
Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 676 pp.