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Cordeira, J.M., F.M. Ralph, A. Martin, N. Gaggini, R. Spackman, P.J. Neiman, J. Rutz, and R. Pierce, 2017: Forecasting atmospheric rivers during CalWater 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 449–459, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00245.1

Haase, J. S., Murphy, M.J., Cao, B., Ralph, F.M., Zheng, M., and Delle Monache, L., 2021. Multi-GNSS Airborne Radio Occultation Observations as a Complement to Dropsondes in Atmospheric River Reconnaissance. . J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2021JD034865.

Lavers, D. A., Ralph, F. M., Richardson, D. S., and Pappenberger, F., 2020. Improved forecasts of atmospheric rivers through systematic reconnaissance, better modelling, and insights on conversion of rain to flooding. Nature Communications Earth & Environment,

Lavers, D., Ingleby B., Centurioni, L., Wilson, A. M., Ralph, F. M., and Subramanian, A., 2020. Drifting buoys deployed in the northeast Pacific, ECMWF Newsletter, No. 163, spring 2020

Murphy, M.J., Haase, J.S., Padullés, R., Chen, S.H., and Morris, M.A., 2019. The potential for discriminating microphysical processes in numerical weather forecasts using airborne polarimetric radio occultations. Remote Sensing, 11, 2268

Neiman, P.J., G.A. Wick, B.J. Moore, F.M. Ralph, J.R. Spackman and B. Ward, 2014: An Airborne Study of an Atmospheric River over the Subtropical Pacific during WISPAR: Dropsonde Budget-Box Diagnostics and Precipitation Impacts in Hawaii. Monthly Weather Review, 142(9), 3199-3223, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00383.1

Neiman, P.J., B.J. Moore, A.B. White, G.A. Wick, J. Aikins, D.L. Jackson, J.R. Spackman and F.M. Ralph, 2016: An airborne and ground-based study of a long-lived and intense atmospheric river impacting California during the CalWater-2014 Early-Start field campaign. Monthly Weather Review, 144, 1115-1144. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0036.1

Ralph, F. M., F. Cannon, V. Tallapragada, C. A. Davis, J. D. Doyle, F. Pappenberger, A. Subramanian, A. M. Wilson, D. A. Lavers, C. A. Reynolds, J. Haase, J. J. Rutz, J. M. Cordeira, M. Zheng, C. W. Hecht, B. Kawzenuk, L. Delle Monache, 2020: West Coast Forecast Challenges and Development of Atmospheric River Reconnaissance. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E1357-E1377.

Ralph, F.M., M.D. Dettinger, A. White, D. Reynolds, D. Cayan, T. Schneider, R. Cifelli, K. Redmond, M. Anderson, F. Gehrke, J. Jones, K. Mahoney, L. Johnson, S. Gutman, V. Chandrasekar, J. Lundquist,, N. Molotch, L. Brekke, R. Pulwarty, J. Horel, L. Schick, A. Edman, P. Mote, J. Abatzaglou, R. Pierce and G. Wick, 2014: A vision for future observations for Western U.S. extreme precipitation and flooding. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 153, 16-32. doi:10.1111/j.1936-704X.2014.03176.x

Ralph, F.M., J.J. Rutz, J.M. Cordeira, M. Dettinger, M. Anderson, D. Reynolds, L.J. Schick, and C. Smallcomb, 2019: A Scale to Characterize the Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 269–289,

Ralph, F.M., K. Prather, D. Cayan, J.R. Spackman, P. Demott, M. Dettinger, C. Fairall, R. Leung, D. Rosenfeld, S. Rutledge, D. Waliser, A. White, J. Cordeira, A. Martin, J. Helly and J. Intieri, 2016: CalWater Field Studies Designed to Quantify the Roles of Atmospheric Rivers and Aerosols in Modulating U.S. West Coast Precipitation in a Changing Climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97, 1209–1228, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00043.1

Wilson, A. M., Cobb, A., Ralph, F. M., Tallapragada, V., Davis, C., Doyle, J., Delle Monache, L., Pappenberger, F., Reynolds, C., Subramanian, A., Cannon, F., Cordeira, J., Haase, J., Hecht, C., Lavers, D., Rutz, J. J., & Zheng, M. (2022). Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Workshop Promotes Research and Operations Partnership, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103, E810-E816.