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Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech

awellis@vt.edu

540-231-8049

Department of Geography
Virginia Tech
220 Stanger St
Blacksburg, VA 24061
USA

Titles

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech

Education

  • PhD, Climatology, University of Delaware

Journal Articles

2012

Ellis, M. W. and N. P. Barton. 2012. Characterizing the North Pacific jet stream for understanding historical variability in Western United States winter precipitation. Physical Geography 33(2):105-128. DOI: 10.2747/0272-3646.33.2.105. (link )

2010

Ellis, M. W., G. B. Goodrich and G. M. Garfin. 2010. A hydroclimatic index for examining patterns of drought in the Colorado River Basin. International Journal of Climatology 32(2):236-255. (link )

Gober, P., C. W. Kirkwood, R. C. Balling, A. W. Ellis and S. Deitrick. 2010. Water planning under climatic uncertainty in Phoenix: Why we need a new paradigm. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(2):356-372. DOI: 10.1080/00045601003595420. (link )

Hawkins, T. W. and A. W. Ellis. 2010. The dependence of streamflow on antecedent subsurface moisture in an arid climate. Journal of Arid Environments 74(1):75-86.

Svoma, B. M., R. C. Balling and M. W. Ellis. 2010. Analysis of soil moisture trends in the Salt River watershed of Central Arizona. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 102(1-2):159-169. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0255-1. (link )

2009

Hawkins, T. W. and M. W. Ellis. 2009. The dependency of streamflow on antecedent subsurface moisture in an arid climate. Journal of Arid Environments 74(1):75-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.07.003.

2008

Ellis, M. W., T. W. Hawkins, R. C. Balling and P. Gober. 2008. Estimating future runoff levels for a semi-arid fluvial system in central Arizona. Climate Research 35(3):227-239.

Goodrich, G. B. and M. W. Ellis. 2008. Climatic controls and hydrologic impacts of a recent extreme seasonal precipitation reversal in Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 47(2):498-508.

2007

Hawkins, T. W. and M. W. Ellis. 2007. A case study of the energy budget of a snowpack in the arid, subtropical climate of the Southwestern United States. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences 39:1-13.

2006

Goodrich, G. B. and A. W. Ellis. 2006. Climatological drought in Arizona: An analysis of indicators for guiding the governor's drought task force. The Professional Geographer 58(4):460-469.

Book Chapters

2003

Brazel, A. J. and A. W. Ellis. 2003. The climate of central Arizona and Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research site (CAP LTER) and links to ENSO. In: Greenland, D., D. Goodwin and R. C. Smith eds., Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-term Ecological Research Sites. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Posters

2006

Ellis, A. W., G. M. Garfin, R. C. Balling and C. Graham. 2006. A hydroclimactic indexing concept for monitoring drought. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Ellis, M. W. 2006. The impacts of climate change scenarios on Arizona watersheds. Poster presented at the Geological Society of America Specialty Meeting "Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments: Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States", Boulder/Longmont, CO. September 18, 2006.

Goodrich, G. B. and M. W. Ellis. 2006. Climatological drought in Arizona: An analysis of indicators for guiding the governor's drought task force. Poster presented at the September 18, 2006 Geological Society of America Specialty Meeting: Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments - Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States, Boulder, CO.

2001

Brazel, A. J., C. A. Martin, D. Hope, A. W. Ellis, G. Heisler, L. A. Baker, J. R. Anderson, N. J. Selover, L. B. Stabler, R. Tomalty and J. M. Blair. 2001. CAP LTER climate. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Presentations

2008

Ellis, M. W. 2008. Defining drought occurrence within the Colorado River Basin since the late 19th century. Paper presented April 19, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

2007

Balling, R. C. and M. W. Ellis. 2007. Climate change 2050: Impacts on the Salt and Verde watersheds. Paper presented at the February 2007 Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Balling, R. C., M. W. Ellis, N. Hawkins and P. Gober. 2007. Impacts of potential climate change on the Phoenix, Arizona water supply. Presented at the April 19, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Ellis, M. W. 2007. Impacts of potential climate change on Central Arizona water supply. Presented at Project WET Teachers Workshop, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. 2007. Incorporating the hydroclimatic index in drought monitoring, forecasting, and scenario building for the Colorado River Basin. Presented at the Science and Technology Workshop, Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake City, UT.

Ellis, M. W. 2007. Instituting the hydroclimatic index in monitoring drought across the Colorado River Basin. Paper presented at the October 30, 2007 9th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau, United States Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. 2007. Modeling the impacts of potential climate change on the Phoenix water supply. Guest lecture: BIO591/GPH591: Seminar in Ecological Climatology.

2006

Balling, R. C. and M. W. Ellis. 2006. Climate change 2050: Impacts on the Salt and Verde watersheds. Presented at the December 13-15, 2006 Colorado River Water User's Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Balling, R. C. and M. W. Ellis. 2006. Simulating the potential impacts of regional climate change on Water Supply from the Salt and Verde watersheds. Presented at the September 6, 2006 DCDC Symposium on The Impact of Climate on Water Supply Reliability, Tempe, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. 2006. Is there enough water? The Arizona hydroclimate. Presented at the Camelback Kiwanis Club. Phoenix, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. 2006. Potential impacts of climate change on Central Arizona watersheds. Presented at the September 2006 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Eugene, OR.

Ellis, M. W. and R. C. Balling. 2006. Hydroclimatic modeling of the Salt and Verde watersheds. Paper presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City External Advisory Committee Program Review, Tempe, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. and R. C. Balling. 2006. The potential impacts of climate change on Arizona watersheds. Paper presented at the September 18-20, 2006 Geological Society of America Specialty Meeting: Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments: Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States, Boulder/Longmont, CO.

2005

Ellis, M. W. 2005. A weighted hydroclimatic index for drought monitoring. Paper presented at the April 6, 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO.

Ellis, M. W. 2005. Is there enough water? Supply and demand in the future. Presentation and panel discussion (with Gammage, Gober, Redman), ASU President's Community Enrichment Program, Scottsdale, AZ.

Ellis, M. W. 2005. It'll be a quiet time in the new town tonight: Potential hazards impacting Phoenix. Presented at the Emergency Response Division, Pacificare, Phoenix, AZ.