Author Bibliographies

Publications by Benjamin I. Cook


Cook, B.I., K.J. Anchukaitis, R. Touchan, D.M. Meko, and E.R. Cook, 2015: Mediterranean drought variability over the last millennium. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., submitted.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, A.P. Williams, S. Coats, D.W. Stahle, and J. Villanueva Díaz, 2015: North American megadroughts in the Common Era: Reconstructions and simulations. WIREs Clim. Change, submitted.


Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, and R. Seager, 2015: Are simulated megadroughts in the North American Southwest forced? J. Climate, 28, no. 1, 124-142, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00071.1.

Coats, S., B.I. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, and R. Seager, 2015: North American pan-continental droughts in model simulations of the last millennium. J. Climate, 28, no. 5, 2025-2043, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00634.1.

Coats, S., J. E. Smerdon, R. Seager, D. Griffin, and B.I. Cook, 2015: Winter-to-summer precipitation phasing in southwestern North America: A multi-century perspective from paleoclimatic model-data comparisons. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, no. 16, 8052-8064, doi:10.1002/2015JD023085.

Cook, B.I., T.R. Ault, and J.E. Smerdon, 2015: Unprecedented 21st-century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains. Sci. Adv., 1, no. 1, e1400082, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400082.

Cook, B.I., S.P. Shukla, M.J. Puma, and L. Nazarenko, 2015: Irrigation as an historical climate forcing. Clim. Dyn., 44, no. 5-6, 1715-1730, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2204-7.

Marvel, K., G. Schmidt, K. Tsigaridis, and B.I. Cook, 2015: Sensitivity to factors underlying the hiatus. US CLIVAR Variations, 13, no. 3, 25-29.

Palmer, J.G., E.R. Cook, C.S.M. Turney, K. Allen, P. Fenwick, B.I. Cook, A. O’Donnell, J. Lough, P. Grierson, and P. Baker, 2015: Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. Environ. Res. Lett., 10, no. 12, 124002, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124002.

Pascolini-Campbell, M.A., R. Seager, D.S. Gutzler, B.I. Cook, and D. Griffin, 2015: Causes of interannual to decadal variability of Gila River streamflow over the past century. J. Hydrol. Reg. Stud., 3, 494-508, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.02.013.

Puma, M., S. Bose, S.Y. Chon, and B. Cook, 2015: Assessing the evolving fragility of the global food system. Environ. Res. Lett., 10, no. 2, 024007, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024007.

Seager, R., A. Hooks, A.P. Williams, B.I. Cook, J. Nakamura, and N. Henderson, 2015: Climatology, variability and trends in United States vapor pressure deficit, an important fire-related meteorological quantity. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 54, no. 6, 1121-1141, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0321.1.

Smerdon, J.E., B.I. Cook, E.R. Cook, and R. Seager, 2015: Bridging past and future climate across paleoclimatic reconstructions, observations, and models: A hydroclimate case study. J. Climate, 28, no. 8, 3212-3231, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00417.1.

Williams, A.P., R. E. Schwartz, S. Iacobellis, R. Seager, B.I. Cook, C.J. Still, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen, 2015: Urbanization causes increased cloud-base height and decreased fog in coastal southern California. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, no. 5, 1527-1536, doi:10.1002/2015GL063266.

Williams, A.P., R. Seager, J.T. Abatzoglou, B.I. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, and E.R. Cook, 2015: Contribution of anthropogenic warming to California drought during 2012-2014. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, no. 16, 6819-6828, doi:10.1002/2015GL064924.


Ballard, T., R. Seager, J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, A.J. Ray, B. Rajagopalan, Y. Kushnir, J. Nakamura, and N. Henderson, 2014: Hydroclimate variability and change in the Prairie Pothole Region, the "Duck Factory" of North America. Earth Interact., 18, no. 14, 1-28, doi:10.1175/EI-D-14-0004.1.

Cook, B.I., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, and E.R. Cook, 2014: Pan-continental droughts in North America over the last millennium. J. Climate, 27, no. 1, 383-397, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00100.1.

Cook, B.I., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, and S. Coats, 2014: Global warming and 21st century drying. Clim. Dyn., 43, no. 9-10, 2607-2627, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2075-y.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and J.E. Smerdon, 2014: The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, no. 20, 7298-7305, early on-line, doi:10.1002/2014GL061661.

Pederson, N., J.M. Dyer, R.W. McEwan, A.E. Hessl, C.J. Mock, D.A. Orwig, H.E. Rieder, and B.I. Cook, 2014: The legacy of episodic climatic events in shaping temperate, broadleaf forests. Ecol. Monogr., 84, no. 4, 599-620, doi:10.1890/13-1025.1.

Schmidt, G.A., J.D. Annan, P.J. Bartlein, B.I. Cook, E. Guilyardi, J.C. Hargreaves, S.P. Harrison, M. Kageyama, A.N. LeGrande, B. Konecky, S. Lovejoy, M.E. Mann, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Risi, D. Thompson, A. Timmermann, L.-B. Tremblay, and P. Yiou, 2014: Using paleo-climate comparisons to constrain future projections in CMIP5. Clim. Past, 10, 221-250, doi:10.5194/cp-10-221-2014.

Seager, R., D. Neelin, I. Simpson, H. Liu, N. Henderson, T. Shaw, Y. Kushnir, M. Ting, and B. Cook, 2014: Dynamical and thermodynamical causes of large-scale changes in the hydrological cycle over North America in response to global warming. J. Climate, 27, no. 20, 7921-7948, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00153.1.

Shukla, S.P., M.J. Puma, and B.I. Cook, 2014: The response of the South Asian Summer Monsoon circulation to intensified irrigation in global climate model simulations. Clim. Dyn., 42, no. 1-2, 21-36, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1786-9.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, and T.J. Davies, 2014: Progress towards an interdisciplinary science of plant phenology: Building predictions across space, time and species diversity. New Phytol., 201, no. 4, 1156-1162, doi:10.1111/nph.12599.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, K.K. McLauchlan, and T.J. Davies, 2014: Temporal ecology in the Anthropocene. Ecol. Lett., 17, no. 11, 1365-1379, doi:10.1111/ele.12353.


Bell, A.R., D.E. Osgood, B.I. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, G.R. McCarney, A.M. Greene, B.M. Buckley, and E.R Cook, 2013: Paleoclimate histories improve access and sustainability in index insurance programs. Global Environ. Change A, 23, 774-781, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.003.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, B.I. Cook, and J.F. González-Rouco, 2013: Megadroughts in Southwestern North America in millennium-length ECHO-G simulations and their comparison to proxy drought reconstructions. J. Climate, 26, 7635-7649, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00603.1.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, and R. Seager, 2013: Stationarity of the tropical Pacific teleconnection to North America in CMIP5/PMIP3 model simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4927-4932, doi:10.1002/grl.50938.

Cook, B.I., and S. Pau, 2013: A global assessment of long-term greening and browning trends in pasture lands using the GIMMS LAI3g dataset. Remote Sens., 5, 2492-2512, doi:10.3390/rs5052492.

Cook, B.I., and R. Seager, 2013: The response of the North American Monsoon to increased greenhouse gas forcing. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, no. 4, 1690-1699, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50111.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, R.L. Miller, and J.A. Mason, 2013: Intensification of North American megadroughts through surface and dust aerosol forcing. J. Climate, 26, 4414-4430, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00022.1.

Davies, T.J., E.M. Wolkovich, N.J.B. Kraft, N. Salamin, J.M. Allen, T.R. Ault, J.L. Betancourt, K. Bolmgren, E.E. Cleland, B.I. Cook, T.M. Crimmins, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, S. Pau, J. Regetz, M.D. Schwartz, and S.E. Travers, 2013: Phylogenetic conservatism in plant phenology. J. Ecol., 101, 1520-1530, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12154.

Krakauer, N.Y., M.J. Puma, and B.I. Cook, 2013: Impacts of soil-aquifer heat and water fluxes on simulated global climate. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1963-1974, doi:10.5194/hess-17-1963-2013.

Mazer, S.J., S.E. Travers, B.I. Cook, T.J. Davies, K. Bolmgren, N.J.B. Kraft, N. Salamin, and D.W. Inouye, 2013: Flowering date of taxonomic families predicts phenological sensitivity to temperature: Implications for forecasting the effects of climate change on unstudied taxa. Amer. J. Bot., 100, 1381-1397, doi:10.3732/ajb.1200455.

Pau, S., E.M. Wolkowich, B.I. Cook, C.J. Nytch, J. Regetz, J.K. Zimmerman, and S.J. Wright, 2013: Clouds and temperature drive dynamic changes in tropical flower production. Nature Clim. Change, 3, 838-842, doi:10.1038/nclimate1934.

Puma, M.J., R.D. Koster, and B.I. Cook, 2013: Phenological versus meteorological controls on land-atmosphere water and carbon fluxes. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 118, no. 1, 14-29, doi:10.1029/2012JG002088.

Seager, R., M. Ting, C. Li, N. Naik, B. Cook, J. Nakamura, and H. Liu, 2013: Projections of declining surface-water availability for the southwestern United States. Nature Clim. Change, 3, 582-486, doi:10.1038/nclimate1787.

Wolkovich, E.M., T.J. Davies, H. Schaefer, E.E. Cleland, B.I. Cook, S.E. Travers, C.G. Willis, and C.C. Davis, 2013: Temperature-dependent shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. Amer. J. Bot., 100, 1407-1421, doi:10.3732/ajb.1200478.


Cook, B.I., E.M. Wolkovich, and C. Parmesan, 2012: Divergent responses to spring and winter warming drive community level flowering trends. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 109, 9000-9005, doi:10.1073/pnas.1118364109.

Cook, B.I., K.J. Anchukaitis, J.O. Kaplan, M.J. Puma, M. Kelley, and D. Gueyffier, 2012: Pre-Columbian deforestation as an amplifier of drought in Mesoamerica. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16706, doi:10.1029/2012GL052565.

Cook, B.I., A.R. Bell, K.J. Anchukaitis, and B.M. Buckley, 2012: Snow cover and precipitation impacts on dry season streamflow in the Lower Mekong Basin. J. Geophys. Res., 117, no. D16, D16116, doi:10.1029/2012JD017708.

Cook, B.I., E.B. Wolkovich, T.J. Davies, T.R. Ault, J.L. Betancourt, J.M. Allen, K. Bolmgren, E.E. Cleland, T.M. Crimmins, N.J.B. Kraft, L.T. Lancaster, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, S. Pau, J. Regetz, N. Salamin, M.D. Schwartz, and S.E. Travers, 2012: Sensitivity of spring phenology to warming across temporal and spatial climate gradients in two independent databases. Ecosystems, 15, 1283-1294, doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9584-5.

McCabe, G.J., T.R. Ault, B.I. Cook, J.L. Betancourt, and M.D. Schwartz, 2012: Influences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on the timing of the North American spring. Int. J. Climatol., 32, 2301-2310, doi:10.1002/joc.3400.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, J.M. Allen, T.M. Crimmins, J.L. Betancourt, S.E. Travers, S. Pau, J. Regetz, T.J. Davies, N.J.B. Kraft, T.R. Ault, K. Bolmgren, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, N. Salamin, M.D. Schwartz, and E.E. Cleland, 2012: Warming experiments underpredict plant phenological responses to climate change. Nature, 485, 494-497, doi:10.1038/nature11014.


Bell, A.R., B.I. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, B.M. Buckley, and E.R. Cook, 2011: Repurposing climate reconstructions for drought prediction in Southeast Asia: A letter. Climatic Change, 106, 691-698, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0064-2.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: Atmospheric circulation anomalies during two persistent North American droughts: 1932-1939 and 1948-1957. Clim. Dyn., 36, 2339-2355, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0807-1.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: The impact of devegetated dune fields on North American climate during the late Medieval Climate Anomaly. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14704, doi:10.1029/2011GL047566.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: Forced and unforced variability of twentieth century North American droughts and pluvials. Clim. Dyn., 37, 1097-1110, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0897-9.

Cook, B.I., M.J. Puma, and N.Y. Krakauer, 2011: Irrigation induced surface cooling in the context of modern and increased greenhouse gas forcing. Clim. Dyn., 37, 1587-1600, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0932-x.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: On the causes and dynamics of the early twentieth century North American pluvial. J. Climate, 24, 5043-5060, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4201.1.

Pau, S., E.M. Wolkovich, B.I. Cook, T.J. Davies, N.J.B. Kraft, K. Bolmgren, J.L. Betancourt, and E.E. Cleland, 2011: Predicting phenology by integrating ecology, evolution and climate science. Global Change Biol., 17, 3633-3643, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02515.x.

Tierney, J.E., S.C. Lewis, B.I. Cook, A.N. LeGrande, and G.A. Schmidt, 2011: Model, proxy and isotopic perspectives on the East African Humid Period. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 307, 103-112, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.038.


Anchukaitis, K.J., B.M. Buckley, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, R.D. D'Arrigo, and C.M. Ammann, 2010: The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22703, doi:10.1029/2010GL044843.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, P.C. Huth, J.E. Thompson, and S.F. Smiley, 2010: A homogeneous record (1896-2006) of daily meteorology and climate at Mohonk Lake, New York. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 49, 544-555, doi:10.1175/2009JAMC2221.1.

Cook, B.I., A. Terando, and A. Steiner, 2010: Ecological forecasting under climatic data uncertainty: A case study in phenological modeling. Environ. Res. Lett., 5, 044014, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044014.

Krakauer, N.Y., B.I. Cook, and M.J. Puma, 2010: Contribution of soil moisture feedback to hydroclimatic variability. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 505-520.

Puma, M.J., and B.I. Cook, 2010: Effects of irrigation on global climate during the 20th century. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16120, doi:10.1029/2010JD014122.


Cook, B.I., and B.M. Buckley, 2009: Objective determination of monsoon season onset, withdrawal, and length. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D23109, doi:10.1029/2009JD012795.

Cook, B.I., R.L. Miller, and R. Seager, 2009: Amplification of the North American "Dust Bowl" drought through human induced land degradation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 106, 4997-5001, doi:10.1073/pnas.0810200106.

Sacks, W.J., B.I. Cook, N. Buenning, S. Levis, and J.H. Helkowski, 2009: Effects of global irrigation on the near-surface climate. Clim. Dyn., 33, 159-175, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0445-z.


Cook, B.I., R.L. Miller, and R. Seager, 2008: Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930s "Dust Bowl" drought. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08710, doi:10.1029/2008GL033486.

Cook, B.I., G.B. Bonan, S. Levis, and H.E. Epstein, 2008: The thermoinsulation effect of snow cover within a climate model. Clim. Dyn., 31, 107-124, doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0341-y.

Cook, B.I., G.B. Bonan, S. Levis, and H.E. Epstein, 2008: Rapid vegetation responses and feedbacks amplify climate model response to snow cover changes. Clim. Dyn., 30, 391-406, doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0296-z.

Hui, W.J., B.I. Cook, S. Ravi, J.D. Fuentes, and P. D'Odorico, 2008: Dust-rainfall feedbacks in the West African Sahel. Water Resour. Res., 44, W05202, doi:10.1029/2008WR006885.


Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, P.C. Huth, J.E. Thompson, A. Forster, and D. Smiley, 2007: A cross-taxa phenological dataset from Mohonk Lake, NY and its relationship to climate. Int. J. Climatol., 28, 1369-1383, doi:10.1002/joc.1629.


Cook, B.I., G. Bonan, and S. Levis, 2006: Soil moisture feedbacks to precipitation in southern Africa. J. Climate, 19, 4198-4206, doi:10.1175/JCLI3856.1.


Buckley, B.M., B.I. Cook, A. Bhattacharyya, D. Dukpa, and V. Chaudhary, 2005: Global surface temperature signals in pine ring-width chronologies from southern monsoon Asia. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L20704, doi:10.1029/2005GL0234745.

Cook, B.I., T.M. Smith, and M.E. Mann, 2005: The North Atlantic Oscillation and regional phenology prediction over Europe. Global Change Biol., 11, 1-8, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.00960.x.


Cook, B.I., M.E. Mann, P. D'Odorico, and T.M. Smith, 2004: Statistical simulation of the NAO on European winter surface temperatures: applications to phenological modeling. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D16106, doi:10.1029/2003JD004305.

L'Heureux, M.L., M.E. Mann, B.I. Cook, B.E. Gleason, and R.S. Vose, 2004: Atmospheric circulation influences on seasonal precipitation patterns in Alaska during the latter 20th century. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D06106, doi:10.1029/2003JDO03845.


Cook, E.R., J.G. Palmer, B.I. Cook, A. Hogg, and R.D. D'Arrigo, 2002: A multi-millennial palaeoclimatic resource from Lagarostrobos colensoi tree-rings at Oroko Swamp, New Zealand. Global Planet. Change, 33, 209-220, doi:10.1016/S0921-8181(02)00078-4.