Journal Articles

In Review:

Allen, G.H. and T.M. Pavelsky (In Review), Global extent of rivers and streams, Science

Domeneghetti, A. G. Schumann, R.P.M. Frasson, R. Wei, T.M. Pavelsky, A. Castellarin, A. Brath, and M. Durand (In Review), Characterizing water surface elevation under different flow conditions for the upcoming SWOT mission: application to the Po River, Water Resources Research.

Pavelsky, T.M., G. Parkins, S.K. Yelton, S. Ghafoor, S.N. Topp, F. Hossain, T. Langhorst (In Review) Examining regional variations in lake hydrology via coincident citizen scientist and satellite measurements, Hydrological Processes.

In Press or Published:

Dai, C., I. Howat, M.T. Durand, E.H. Altenau, and T.M. Pavelsky (In Press), Estimating river surface elevation from ArcticDEM, Geophysical Research Letters

Alien. G.H., T.M. Pavelsky. E.A. Barefoot, M.P. Lamb, D. Butman, A. Tashie, and C.J. Gleason (2018), Similarity of stream hydromorphology across headwaters systems, Nature Communications, 6(1), 610.

Wrzesien, M.L., M.T. Durand, T.M. Pavelsky, S. Kapnick, Y. Zhang, J. Guo, and C.K. Shum (2018), A new estimate of North American mountain snow accumulation from regional climate model simulations , Geophysical Research Letters.


Pavelsky, T. M., and J. P. Zarnetske (2017). Rapid decline in river icings detected in Arctic Alaska: Implications for a changing hydrologic cycle and river ecosystems,Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 3228-3235.

Frasson, R.P., R. Wei, M. Durand, J.T. Minear, A. Domeneghetti, G. Schumann, B.A. Williams, E. Rodriguez, C. Picamilh, C. Lion, T.M. Pavelsky, and P.A. Garambois (2017). Automated river reach definition strategies: Applications for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission, Water Resources Research, 53(10), 8164-8186.

Altenau, E. H., T. M. Pavelsky, P. D. Bates, and J. C. Neal (2017). The effects of spatial resolution and dimensionality on modeling regional-scale hydraulics in a multichannel river,Water Resources Research,53, 1683–1701.

Altenau, E. H., T. M. Pavelsky, D. Moller, C. Lion, L. H. Pitcher, G. H. Allen, P. D. Bates, S. Calmant, M. Durand, and L. C. Smith (2017). AirSWOT measurements of river water surface elevation and slope: Tanana River, AK,Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 181–189.

Wrzesien, M.L., M.T. Durand, T.M. Pavelsky, I.M. Howat, S.A. Margulis, and L.S. Huning (2017). Comparison of Methods to Estimate Snow Water Equivalent at the Mountain Range Scale: A Case Study of the California Sierra Nevada,Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18, 1101-1119.


Durand. M.. C.J. Gleason, P.A. Garambois. D. Bjerklie. L.C. Smith, H. Roux. E. Rodriguez. P.D.Bates, T.M. Pavelsky. and 19 others (In Press), An intercomparison of remote sensing river discharge stimation algorithms from measurement of river height, width, and slope. Water Resources Research.

S.W. Cooley and T.M. Pavelsky (2016). Spatial and temporal patterns in Arctic river ice breakup revealed by automated ice detection from MODIS imagery.Remote Sensing of Environment. 175. 310-322.

Tashie, A., B. Mirus. and T.M. Pavelsky (2016). Long term empirical relations between storm characteristics and episodic groundwater recharge across geographic and land -use gradients. Water Resources Research.52.1-15.

Yoon, Y., R.E. Beighley. H. Lee T.M. Pavelsky. and G.H. Allen (2016). Estimating flood discharges in reservoir -regulated river basins by integrating synthetic SWOT satellite observations and hydrologic modeling, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 05015030.

Biancamaria, S., D. Lettenmaier. and T.M. Pavelsky (2016), The SWOT mission and its applications in land hydrology, Surveys in Geophysics, 37, 307-337.


Putnam. R., A.F. Glazner. D.S. Coleman. A.R.C. Kylander-Clark, T.M. Pavelsky. and M. Ingalls (2015). Plutonism in three dimensions: field and geochemical relations on the southeast face of El Capitan. Yosemite National Park. California. Geosphere.11(4). 1-25.

Wrzesten, ML.. T.M. Pavelsky. S.B. Kapnick, M.T. Durand, and T.H. Painter (2015). Evaluation of snow cover fraction for regional climate simulations in the Sierra Nevada. International Journal of Climatology. 5(9). 2472-2484.

Allen. G.H. and T.M. Pavelsky (2015). Patterns of river width and surface area revealed by the satellite- derived North American River Width dataset. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(2),395-402.


Miller. Z.F.. T.M. Pavelsky. and G.H. Allen (2014). Quantifying river form variations in the Mississippi Basin using remotely sensed imagery. Hydrology and Earth System Science. 18.4883-4895.

Pavelsky, T.M., M.T. Durand. K.M. Andreadts, R.E. Beighley, R.C.D. Paiva. G.H. Allen, and Z.F. Miller (2014). Assessing the potential global extent of SWOT river discharge observations. Journal of Hydrology.519. 1516-1525.

Pavelsky, T.M.. G.H. Allen. and Z.F. Miller (2014). Patterns of river width in the Yukon River Basin observed from space. in Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle.ed. V. Lakshmi. Wiley.

Yamazaki. D.. F. O'Loughlin. M.A. Trigg. Z.F. Miller, T.M. Pavelsky. and P.D. Bates (2014), Development of he global width database for large rivers. Water Resources Research,50(4), 3467-3480.

Pavelsky, T.M. (2014). Using width -based rating curves from spatially discontinuous satellite imagery to monitor river discharge, Hydrological Processes, 28(6),3035-3040.


Andreadis. K.. G. Schumann. and T.M. Pavelsky (2013). A simple global river bankfull width and depth eatabase, Water Resources Research. 49(10). 7164-7168.

Allen, G.. J.B. Barnes. T.M. Pavelsky. and E. Kirby (2013), Lithologic and tectonic controls on bedrock channel form at the northwest Himalayan front. Journal of Geophysical Research -Earth Surface,118(3),1806-1825.

Long. C.M. and T.M. Pavelsky (2013). Remote sensing of suspended sediment concentration and hydrologic connectivity in a complex wetland environment. Remote Sensing of Environment. 129.197-209.


Pavelsky, T.M. and M.T. Durand (2012), Developing new algorithms for estimating river discharge from space.EOS Transactions of AGU,93(45). 457.

Pavelsky, T.M.. S. Sobolowski. S.B. Kapnick, and J.B. Barnes (2012). Changes in orographic precipitation. patterns caused by a shift from snow to rain. Geophysical Research Letters. 39, L18706.

Sobolowski. S and T.M. Pavelsky (2012). Evaluation of present and future NARCCAP regional climate simulations over the Southeast U.S., Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmospheres.117. 001101


Pavelsky, T.M.. S. Kapnick, and A. Hall (2011). Accumulation and melt dynamics of snowpack from a multiresolution regional climate model in the central Sierra Nevada, California, Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmospheres. 116. D16155. 18 pp.

Pavelsky, T.M.. J. Boe, A. Hall. and E.J. Fetzer (2011). Atmospheric inversion strength over polar oceans in Winter regulated by sea ice, Climate Dynamics. 36.945-955.


Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2009). Remote sensing of suspended sediment concentration, flow velocity. and lake recharge in the Peace -Athabasca Delta, Canada. mWater Resources Research.45. W11417. doi:10.1029/2008WR007424

Smith, L.C. and T.M. Pavelsky (2009). Remote sensing of volumetric storage changes in lakes, Earth surface Processes and Landforms, 34. 1353-1358.

Rawlins. M.A.. M. Steele. M.G. Serreze. C.J. Vorosmarty. W. Ermold. R.B. Lammers. T.M. Pavelsky. A. Shiklomanov. and J. Zhang (2009). Tracing freshwater anomalies through the air -land -ocean system: a case study from the Mackenzie River Basin and the Beaufort Gyre. Atmosphere/Ocean.47(1). 79-97.


Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2008). Remote sensing of hydrologic recharge in the Peace -Athabasca Delta, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(8). L08403.

Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2008). Rivwidth: a software tool for the automated detection of river widths from remotely sensed imagery. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,5(1), 70-73.

Smith. L.C.and T.M. Pavelsky (2008). Estimation of river discharge, propagation speed and hydraulic geometry from space: Lena River, Siberia. Water Resources Research.44. W03427.


Smith. L.C.. T.M. Pavelsky. G.M. MacDonald. A.I. Shiklomanov. and R. Lammers (2007). Rising minimum flows in northern Eurasian rivers suggest a growing influence of groundwater in the high -latitude water cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences,112. G04547.

Shiklomanov. Al.. R. Lammers. M. Rawlins. L.C. Smith, and T.M. Pavelsky (2007). Temporal and spatial variations in maximum river discharge from a new Russian data set. Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences.112. G04 S53.


Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2006). Intercompanson of four global precipitation data sets and their correlation with increased Eurasian river discharge to the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres,111. D21112.


Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2004). Spatial and temporal patterns in Arctic river ice breakup observed with MODIS and AVHRR time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 93(3). 328-338.


Pavelsky, T.M., C H David. J.D. Bales. M.M. therach. L. Giosan. M.P. Lamb. C.J. Legleiter, J.M. Melack. F.E. Muller-Karger. J.E. Richey. E. Rodriguez, M. Simard. and L.C. Smith (2016). From the Mountains to the Sea: Interdisciplinary Science and Applications Driven by the Flow of Water. Sediment. and Carbon. White Paper for 2017 NRC Decadal Survey in Earth Sciences and applications from Space.

Long. C.M. and T.M. Pavelsky (2012) Water Quality and Spectral Reflectance, Peace -Athabasca Delta. Canada. 2012. from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center. 'ak Ridge. Tennessee. U.S.A.

Pavelsky, T.M. (2012). Section 4.5: Arctic Hydrology. pp. 92-98 in Fu. L.L.. D. Alsdorf, R. Morrow, E. Rodriguez. and N. Mognard. eds.. SWOT: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission: Wide- Swath Altimetric Measurement of Water Elevation on Earth. JPL-Publication 12-05. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Pasadena, California. USA. 228 pp.

Pavelsky, T.M. and L.C. Smith (2009) Surface Water Elevation and Quality. Peace -Athabasca Delta, Canada. 2006-2007. Data set. Available on-line [Mtp://] from Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDistributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge. Tennessee, U.S.A.

Pavelsky, T.M. (2008) Spatial and Temporal Patterns in High -Latitude Hydrologic Systems. Ph.D.Dissertation. 217 pp., UCLA.

Pavelsky, T.M. (2004) MODIS and AVHRR Observations of Spring Ice Breakup on the Ob'. Lena. Yenisey, and Mackenzie Rivers, M.A. Thesis. 79 pp., UC