Nir Y. Krakauer

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
City College of New York
New York, NY 10031

phone: 212-650-8003


Welcome to my home page.


I study the earth's water and carbon cycles, particularly the effects of global warming and other human impacts.

Recent projects include: (1) Work with NYCDEP, funded by NASA's Applied Sciences Program, to understand the water budget of the watersheds that supply water to New York City in order to improve ability to predict supplies in droughts and under climate change. (2) Biodiversity and climate hazard mapping and pilot adaptation strategies for smallholders in Nepal, funded by the USAID IPM Innovation Lab and Climate-Livestock CRSP. I organized a conference on climate and development in South Asia (12-14 January 2015, Kathmandu). See here and here for information on our relief efforts after the April 2015 quake. (3) Improving seasonal forecasts of temperature and precipitation through dynamic modeling and application of information theory, funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office under the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program.

I work on NOAA-CREST activities of monitoring water resources, droughts and floods from earth-observing satellites. I work with colleagues at NASA-GISS to better understand the impact of plants, soil moisture, and groundwater on weather and climate.

With Dr. Jesse C. Krakauer, I also developed a Body Shape Index to study how body measurements relate to health and longevity.

If you're a current or prospective CUNY student interested in pursuing a research project with me, please e-mail me at the address above.

My Caltech Ph.D. work focused on (1) the distribution of gas (primarily carbon dioxide) molecules and isotopes that results from mixing in the atmosphere and ocean and (2) the effect of climate change on forests and ocean circulation. (View my dissertation.) As a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow from 2006-2008 with Inez Fung in Berkeley, I worked in the Keck Hydrowatch Project, which tested sensor networks to provide new insights into forest water flow.

I'm a member of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate and have participated in the NOAA MAPP Climate Prediction Task Force (and a NOAA Climate Challenge).

I'm an editor for Open Geosciences, Cogent Geoscience, International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and various special issues.

I helped convene the International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood, Kathmandu, Nepal, January 10-12 2017 (Brochure) and the International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainability, Nanded, India, January 16-18 2017.



In Spring 2016, I taught CE 335: Numerical and Computational Methods in Civil Engineering.

Previously taught classes:
CE H7300/SUS 7800B: Sustainability in Civil Engineering (Fall 2015)
CE 372: Environmental Impact Assessment (Spring 2013)
ENGR I1100: Introduction to Engineering Analysis (Spring 2011)



journal articles

NY Krakauer (2017), Temperature trends and prediction skill in NMME seasonal forecasts, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3657-2
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NY Krakauer, MJ Puma, BI Cook, P Gentine, L Nazarenko (2016), Ocean-atmosphere interactions modulate irrigation's climate impacts, Earth System Dynamics, doi: 10.5194/esd-7-863-2016
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B Asadieh, NY Krakauer (2016), Impacts of changes in precipitation amount and distribution on water resources studied using a model rainwater harvesting system, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12472
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NY Krakauer, JC Krakauer (2016), An Anthropometric Risk Index based on combining height, weight, waist, and hip measurements, Journal of Obesity 2016: 8094275, doi: 10.1155/2016/8094275
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Anthropometric Risk Index Calculator

RA Mandal, NY Krakauer, A Jha, T Lakhankar, MP Sharma, PK Jha (2016), Effect of seasonal variables on cow milk production of smallholders at Voltar, Gorusinghe and Jholpe villages in Nepal, Wayamba Journal of Animal Science, 8: 1467645923
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D Rife, NY Krakauer, DS Cohan, JC Collier (2016), A new kind of drought: U.S. record low windiness in 2015, Earthzine
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NY Krakauer (2016), SeFo: A Package for Generating Probabilistic Forecasts from NMME Predictive Ensembles, Journal of Open Research Software, 4(1): e19, doi: 10.5334/jors.112
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DS Cohan, NY Krakauer, JJ Corbett, R Zhang, AR Halberstadt, LY Parks (2016), Could cuts in sulfur from coal and ships help explain the 2015 spurt in Northern Hemisphere temperatures?, Earthzine
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B Asadieh, NY Krakauer, BM Fekete (2016), Historical trends in mean and extreme runoff and streamflow based on observations and climate models, Water, 8(5): 189, doi: 10.3390/w8050189
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IC Pérez Hoyos, NY Krakauer, R Khanbilvardi (2016) Estimating the probability of vegetation to be groundwater dependent based on the evaluation of tree models, Environments, 3(2): 9, doi: 10.3390/environments3020009
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H Aizenman, MD Grossberg, NY Krakauer, I Gladkova (2016) Ensemble forecasts: probabilistic seasonal forecasts based on a model ensemble, Climate, 4(2): 19, doi: 10.3390/cli4020019
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IC Pérez Hoyos, NY Krakauer, R Khanbilvardi, RA Armstrong (2016) A review of advances in the identification and characterization of groundwater dependent ecosystems using geospatial technologies, Geosciences, 6(2): 17, doi: 10.3390/geosciences6020017
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JC Krakauer, NY Krakauer (2016) Combining body mass and shape indices in clinical practice, Case Reports in Medicine, 2016: 1526175, doi: 10.1155/2016/1526175
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AK Jha, R Malla, M Sharma, J Panthi, T Lakhankar, NY Krakauer, SM Pradhanang, P Dahal, ML Shrestha (2016) Impact of irrigation method on water use efficiency and productivity of fodder crops in Nepal, Climate, 4(1): 4, doi: 10.3390/cli4010004
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P Dahal, NS Shrestha, ML Shrestha, NY Krakauer, J Panthi, SM Pradhanang, A Jha, T Lakhankar (2016), Drought risk assessment in central Nepal: temporal and spatial analysis, Natural Hazards, 80(3): 1913-1932, doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-2055-5
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MP Sharma, NY Krakauer, AK Jha, T Lakhankar, J Panthi (2015), Climate change impacts on livestock in Gandaki River Basin of Nepal, Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 13:5-13.
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J Panthi, S Aryal, P Dahal, P Bhandari, NY Krakauer, VP Pandey (2015), Livelihood vulnerability approach to assessing climate change impacts on mixed agro-livestock smallholders around the Gandaki River Basin in Nepal, Regional Environmental Change, doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0833-y
PDF (900 KB); supplementary tables (DOCX, 25 KB)

NY Krakauer, SM Pradhanang, J Panthi, T Lakhankar, AK Jha (2015), Probabilistic precipitation estimation with a satellite product, Climate, 3(2): 329-348, doi: 10.3390/cli3020329
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UB Pradhanag, SM Pradhanang, A Sthapit, NY Krakauer, AK Jha, T Lakhankar (2015), National livestock policy of Nepal: needs and opportunities, Agriculture, 5(1): 103-131, doi: 10.3390/agriculture5010103
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J Panthi, P Dahal, ML Shrestha, S Aryal, NY Krakauer, SM Pradhanang, T Lakhankar, AK Jha, M Sharma, R Karki (2015), Spatial and temporal variability of rainfall in the Gandaki River Basin of Nepal Himalaya, Climate, 3(1): 210-226, doi: 10.3390/cli3010210
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KB Tesfagiorgis, SE Mahani, NY Krakauer, H Norouzi, R Khanbilvardi (2015) Evaluation of radar precipitation estimates near gap regions: a case study in the Colorado River basin, Remote Sensing Letters, 6(2):165-174, doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1015655
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NY Krakauer, N Devineni (2015), Up-to-date probabilistic temperature climatologies, Environmental Research Letters, 10(2): 024014, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024014
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ERL highlight note

B Asadieh, NY Krakauer (2015), Global trends in extreme precipitation: climate models versus observations, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19(2): 877-891, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-877-2015
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NY Krakauer, JC Krakauer (2014), Expansion of waist circumference in medical literature: Potential clinical application of a body shape index, Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy, 4(2):216. doi: 10.4172/2165-7904.1000216
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S Wei, C Yi, G Hendrey, T Eaton, G Rustic, S Wang, H Liu, NY Krakauer, W Wang, AR Desai, L Montagnani, KTP U, M Falk, A Black, C Bernhofer, T Grünwald, T Laurila, A Cescatti, E Moors, R Bracho, R Valentini (2014), Data-based perfect-deficit approach to understanding climate extremes and forest carbon assimilation capacity, Environmental Research Letters, 9(6):065002. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/065002
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NY Krakauer (2014), Economic growth assumptions in climate and energy policy, Sustainability, 6(3):1448-1461. doi: 10.3390/su6031448
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M Temimi, T Lakhankar, X Zhan, MH Cosh, NY Krakauer, A Fares, V Kelly, R Khanbilvardi, L Kumassi (2014), Soil moisture retrieval using ground-based L-band passive microwave observations in northeastern USA, Vadose Zone Research, 13(3). doi: 10.2136/vzj2013.06.0101
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NY Krakauer, H Li, Y Fan (2014), Groundwater flow across spatial scales: importance for climate modeling, Environmental Research Letters, 9(3):034003. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034003
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blog post

NY Krakauer, JC Krakauer (2014), Dynamic association of mortality hazard with body shape, PLoS ONE, 9(2):e88793. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088793
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press release; MedicalResearch; Laboratory Equipment; Prevention

NY Krakauer, BM Fekete (2014), Are climate model simulations useful for forecasting precipitation trends? Hindcast and synthetic-data experiments, Environmental Research Letters, 9(2):024009. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/2/024009
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J Muñoz, J Infante, T Lakhankar, R Khanbilvardi, P Romanov, NY Krakauer, A Powell (2013), Synergistic use of remote sensing for snow cover and snow water equivalent estimation, British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 3(4):612-627. doi: 10.9734/BJECC/2013/7699
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NY Krakauer, SM Pradhanang, T Lakhankar, AK Jha (2013), Satellite products for precipitation estimation in mountain regions: A case study for Nepal, Remote Sensing, 5(8):4107-4123. doi: 10.3390/rs5084107
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Livestock-Climate CRSP press release

NY Krakauer, MJ Puma, BI Cook (2013), Impacts of soil-aquifer heat and water fluxes on simulated global climate, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(5): 1963-1974, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-1963-2013
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T Lakhankar, J Muñoz, P Romanov, AM Powell, NY Krakauer, W Rossow, R Khanbilvardi (2013), CREST-Snow Field Experiment: analysis of snowpack properties using multi-frequency microwave remote sensing data, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(2): 783-793, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-783-2013
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NY Krakauer, MD Grossberg, I Gladkova, H Aizenman (2013), Information content of seasonal forecasts in a changing climate, Advances in Meteorology, 480210, doi: 10.1155/2013/480210
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NY Krakauer (2012), Estimating climate trends: Application to United States plant hardiness zones, Advances in Meteorology, 404876, doi: 10.1155/2012/404876
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A hardiness zone change calculator; Hardiness zones at weather stations
press release; NOAA press release; New York Times; Washington Post; Michigan Radio; Science Books & Films blog; Watchdog Earth blog; Millbrook Independent; Seattle Times; Climate Central

NY Krakauer, JC Krakauer (2012), A new Body Shape Index predicts mortality hazard independently of Body Mass Index, PLoS ONE, 7(7): e39504, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039504
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A Body Shape Index Calculator
PLoS ONE press release; CCNY press release; ABC News; Los Angeles Times; The Scientist; Medical Daily; Jezebel; Frugivore; Houston Chronicle; More magazine; Fox 26 Houston; Washington Post

A Rahman, K Khan, NY Krakauer, L Roytman, F Kogan (2012), Using AVHRR-based vegetation health indices for estimation of potato yield in Bangladesh, Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2(3): 111, doi: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000111
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A Rahman, K Khan, NY Krakauer, L Roytman, F Kogan (2012), Use of remote sensing data for estimation of aman rice yield, International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 2(1): 101-107, doi: 10.5923/j.ijaf.20120201.16
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K Tesfagiorgis, S Mahani, NY Krakauer, R Khanbilvardi (2011), Bias correction of satellite rainfall estimates using a radar-gauge product – a case study in Oklahoma (USA), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(8): 2631-2647, doi: 10.5194/hess-15-2631-2011
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NY Krakauer, M Temimi (2011), Stream recession curves and storage variability in small watersheds, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(7): 2377-2389, doi: 10.5194/hess-15-2377-2011
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BI Cook, MJ Puma, NY Krakauer (2011), Irrigation induced surface cooling in the context of modern and increased greenhouse gas forcing, Climate Dynamics, 37(7-8):1587-1600, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0932-x
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Nature Climate Change Research Highlights story; Columbia Earth Institute blog post (by Lakis Polycarpou)

A Rahman, NY Krakauer, L Roytman, M Goldberg, F Kogan (2010), Application of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)-based vegetation health indices for estimation of malaria cases, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82(6), 1004-1009, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0201
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NY Krakauer, BI Cook, MJ Puma (2010), Contribution of soil moisture feedback to hydroclimatic variability, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14(3), 505-520, doi: 10.5194/hess-14-505-2010
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T Lakhankar, NY Krakauer, R Khanbilvardi (2009), Applications of microwave remote sensing of soil moisture for agricultural applications, International Journal of Terraspace Science and Engineering, 2(1), 81-91
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A Rahman, L Roytman, NY Krakauer, M Nizamuddin, M Goldberg (2009), Use of vegetation health data for estimation of aus rice yield in Bangladesh, Sensors, 9, 2968-2975, doi: 10.3390/s90402968
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NY Krakauer, I Fung (2008), Mapping and attribution of change in streamflow in the coterminous United States, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11, 1111-1120, doi: 10.5194/hess-12-1111-2008
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FH Lambert, A Stine, NY Krakauer, JCH Chiang (2008), How much will precipitation increase with global warming?, Eos 89(21): 193-194, doi: 10.1029/2007ES001938
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R Salve, NY Krakauer, MB Kowalsky, S Finsterle (2008), A qualitative assessment of microclimatic perturbations in a tunnel, International Journal of Climatology, 28: 2081-2087, doi: 10.1002/joc.1697
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Z Yang, RA Washenfelder, G Keppel-Aleks, NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, PP Tans, C Sweeney, PO Wennberg (2007), New constraints on Northern Hemisphere growing season net flux, Geophysical Research Letters 34, L12807, doi: 10.1029/2007GL029742
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DY Hsueh, NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, X Xu, SE Trumbore, JR Southon (2007), Regional patterns of radiocarbon and fossil fuel-derived CO2 in surface air across North America, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L02816, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027032
PDF (200 KB); AGU press release, UC press release; Notice in Natural History

NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, FW Primeau, N Gruber, D Menemenlis (2006), Carbon isotope evidence for the latitudinal distribution and wind speed dependence of the air-sea gas transfer velocity, Tellus B, 58(5), 390-417, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2006.00223.x
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LF Robinson, JF Adkins, DP Fernandez, DS Burnett, S-L Wang, AC Gagnon, NY Krakauer (2006), Primary U distribution in scleractinian corals and its implications for U series dating, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, Q05022, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001138
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P Suntharalingam, JT Randerson, NY Krakauer, DJ Jacob, JA Logan (2005), The influence of reduced-carbon emissions and oxidation on the distribution of atmospheric CO2: Implications for inversion analyses, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19(4), 4003, doi: 10.1029/2005GB002466
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NY Krakauer, T Schneider, JT Randerson, SC Olsen (2004), Using generalized cross-validation to select parameters in inversions for regional carbon fluxes, Geophysical Research Letters 31, L19108, doi: 10.1029/2004020323
PDF (120 KB); Supplement (PDF, 60 KB)

NY Krakauer, JT Randerson (2003), Do volcanic eruptions enhance or diminish net primary production? Evidence from tree rings,
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17(4), 1118, doi: 10.1029/2003GB002076
PDF (1.2 MB); Supplementary figures (PDF, 220 KB)


Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (2015), Adapting Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Practice to a Changing Climate, American Society of Civil Engineers, doi: 10.1061/9780784479193, ISBN: 978-0-7844-7919-3 (contributing author)

book chapters

JC Turnbull, H Graven, NY Krakauer (2016), Radiocarbon in the atmosphere, in Radiocarbon and Climate Change: Mechanisms, Applications and Laboratory Techniques (Eds. EAG Schuur, E Druffel, SE Trumbore), Springer, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25643-6_4
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IC Perez Hoyos, NY Krakauer, R Khanbilvardi (2015), Random forest for identification and characterization of groundwater dependent ecosystems, in Water Resources Management VIII (Ed. CA Brebbia) (WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, Vol. 196), WIT Press, doi: 10.2495/WRM150081
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NY Krakauer (2014), Stakeholder-driven research for climate adaptation in New York City, in New Trends in Earth Science Outreach and Engagement: The Nature of Communication (Eds. J Drake, Y Kontar, G Rife), Springer, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01821-8_14
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R Khanbilvardi, T Lakhankar, NY Krakauer, R Nazari, A Powell (2014), Remote sensing data and information for hydrological monitoring and modeling, in Handbook of Engineering Hydrology (Ed. S Eslamian), CRC Press, doi: 10.1201/b16683-25
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NY Krakauer, JC Krakauer (2014), A new body shape index predicts mortality hazard independently of body mass index (reprint of article), Chapter 5 in Obesity Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Ed. RS Ahima), pp. 101-125, Apple Academic Press, doi: 10.1201/b16443-6


S Houweling, B Badawy, DF Baker, S Basu, D Belikov, P Bergamaschi, P Bousquet, G Broquet, T Butler, JG Canadell, J Chen, F Chevallier, P Ciais, GJ Collatz, S Denning, R Engelen, IG Enting, ML Fischer, A Fraser, C Gerbig, M Gloor, AR Jacobson, DBA Jones, M Heimann, A Khalil, T Kaminski, PS Kasibhatla, NY Krakauer, M Krol, T Maki, S Maksyutov, A Manning, A Meesters, JB Miller, PI Palmer, P Patra, W Peters, P Peylin, Z Poussi, MJ Prather, JT Randerson, T Röckmann, C Rödenbeck, JL Sarmiento, DS Schimel, M Scholze, A Schuh, P Suntharalingam, T Takahashi, J Turnbull, L Yurganov, A Vermeulen (2012), Iconic CO2 time series at risk, Science, 307(6098): 1038-1040, doi: 10.1126/science.337.6098.1038-b
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meeting reports

J Panthi, NY Krakauer, SM Pradhanang (2015), Sharing climate information in the Himalayas, Eos, 96, doi: 10.1029/2015EO033827
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M Thornbrush, NY Krakauer (2017), Introduction to the Special Issue on Climate Change and Geosciences, Geosciences, 7(1), 8, doi: 10.3390/geosciences7010008
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conference presentations

B Asadieh, NY Krakauer, "Projected changes in flood and drought risks under climate change in the 21st Century: a multi-GCM multi-GHM approach", NOAA/NESDIS CoRP Symposium (Fort Collins, July 2016)
poster (PDF, 3 MB)

AK Jha, M Sharma, S Tiwari, S Basnet, C Puri, T Lakhankar, NY Krakauer, "Bucket drip irrigation kit use for vegetable production and building women's enterprise in drought prone area of Kapilvastu district, Nepal", Nutrition Innovation Lab 4th Annual Scientific Symposium (Kathmandu, July 2016)
poster (PPT, 4 MB)

NY Krakauer, "Emerging opportunities in seasonal forecasting in support of renewable energy systems", SOLAR 2016 (San Francisco, July 2016)
slides (PDF, 1 MB)

MJ Puma, BI Cook, NY Krakauer, P Gentine, L Nazarenka, M Kelly, Y Wada, "Impacts of irrigation on daily extremes in the coupled climate system", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2015)
poster (PDF, 3 MB)

P Dahal, NY Shrestha, NY Krakauer, T Lakhankar, J Panthi, S Pradhanang, A Jha, M Shrestha, M Sharma, "Climate change and livestock system in mountain: Understanding from Gandaki River basin of Nepal Himalaya", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2015)

B Asadiah, NY Krakauer, "Implications of Changes in Precipitation Amount and Pattern for Water Resources: Global Study of Rainwater Harvesting Systems", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2015)

NY Krakauer, "Remote sensing for precipitation estimation in Nepal", International Conference on Climate Science Innovation and Resilience for Sustainable Livelihood (Kathmandu, January 2015)
slides (PDF, 2 MB)

H Aizenman, MD Grossberg, I Gladkova, NY Krakauer, "Toolbox for evaluating ensembles using an information gain measure", AMS Annual Meeting (Phoenix, January 2015)
slides (PDF, 2 MB)

B Asadieh, NY Krakauer, "Historical Changes in Global Extreme Precipitation in Climate Models and Observations", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2014)
poster (PDF, 2 MB)

J Panthi, P Dahal, NY Krakauer, S Aryal, P Bhandari, VP Pandey, "Livelihood Vulnerability Approach to Assess Climate Change Impacts to Mixed Agro-Livestock Smallholders Around the Gandaki River Basin of Nepal", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2014)
poster (PDF, 3 MB)

NY Krakauer, B Vant-Hull, "Probabilistic Forecasts Of Solar Insolation", ASES Solar 2014 conference (San Francisco, July 2014)
proceedings paper (PDF, 600 KB)

H Aizenman, NY Krakauer, MD Grossberg, I Gladkova, "Evaluating ensemble seasonal forecasts using information metrics", NOAA 38th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (College Park, October 2013)
slides (PDF, 4 MB)

NY Krakauer, N Chaouch, T Lakhankar, AH Matonse, KC McDonald, DC Pierson, E Schneiderman, M Temimi, "Application of land surface hydrology measurements to enhance modeling for decision support in the New York City water supply", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2012)
poster (PDF, 1 MB)

P Sequera, KC McDonald, J Gonzalez, M Arend, NY Krakauer, R Bornstein, J Luvall, "Assessment of urbanization on the integrated land-ocean-atmosphere environment in a coastal metropolis in preparation for HyspIRI", 2012 Annual HyspIRI Science Workshop (Washington, October 2012)
poster (PDF, 400 KB)

M Biesecker, CH Hay, GM Henebry, CA Johnston, JH Kjaersgaard, BA Shmagin, E Van Der Sluis, W Capehart, AP Kirilenko, NY Krakauer, M Sweeney, AA Voinov, "Uncertainty of hydrologic events under South Dakota's changing conditions: Research plan", South Dakota Academy of Science Annual Meeting (Vermilion, April 2012)
poster (PDF, 2 MB); extended abstract (PDF, 400 KB) (Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 91:257-259)

NY Krakauer, "Uncertainty in Seasonal Forecasting", 54th International Conference on Great Lakes Research (Duluth, May 2011)
slides (PDF, 1.5 MB)
This was part of a session I co-chaired on "Data and Model Uncertainty in the Study of Lake Watersheds"

P Bodin, P Alton, NY Krakauer, "Interannual variability and climate sensitivity of Net Primary Productivity: a process-based multilayer-canopy vegetation model compared against observed tree-ring width", EGU General Assembly (Vienna, April 2011)
abstract (PDF)

Z Vega-Martínez, M Temimi, MC Anderson, C Hain, NY Krakauer, R Rabin, R Khanbilvardi, "Towards a better monitoring of soil moisture using a combination of estimates from passive microwave and thermal observations", International Commission on Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium (Jackson Hole, September 2010)
proceedings paper (PDF, 400 KB)

A Angert, NY Krakauer, "Increased diffuse radiation fraction does not significantly accelerate plant growth", EGU General Assembly (Vienna, May 2010)
abstract (PDF, 40 KB)

B Shmagin, C Johnston, NY Krakauer, "Spatiotemporal regime of climate and streamflow in the U.S. Great Lakes Basin", 52nd Annual Conference of International Association for Great Lakes Research (Toledo, May 2009)
abstract, slides (PDF, 7 MB), in Nature Precedings

I Fung, NY Krakauer, A Stine, A Swann, "Towards detection of the changing North America carbon sink", North American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting (San Diego, February 2009)

NY Krakauer, "Impact of uncertainty in economic projections for stabilization scenarios", AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, December 2008)
abstract, slides (PowerPoint, 200 KB)
I co-chaired a session on "Data Assimilation in Biogeochemical Models"

P Suntharalingam, A Kettle, S Montzka, NY Krakauer, D Jacob, "Constraints from atmospheric measurements on the global budget and seasonal cycle of carbonyl sulfide", EGU General Assembly (Vienna, April 2008)
abstract (PDF)

JC Krakauer, NY Krakauer, V Oberoi, R Gulati, "Frequency of certified clinical densitometrist (CCD) reclassification of fracture risk based on lowest T-score: A multi-specialty clinic's experience", International Society for Clinical Densitometry Annual Meeting (San Francisco, March 2008)
poster (PDF, 100 KB)

NY Krakauer, I Fung, "Recent Trends in USA streamflow: Implications for the water cycle", 2007 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
poster (PDF, 300 KB)

NY Krakauer, I Fung, "A hot, dry 21st century? Implications of recent trends in USA streamflow", Berkeley Atmopsheric Sciences Center (BASC) Symposium (October 2007)
poster (PDF, 300 KB)

NY Krakauer, "On track of the missing carbon sink: An isotope adventure", DISsertation initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS) Symposium (Hawai'i, September 2007)
slides (PDF, 1 MB)

NY Krakauer, "Assigning carbon fluxes to processes using measurements of the isotopic abundance of carbon-14", TransCom meeting (West Lafayette, April 2007)
slides (PowerPoint, 1 MB)

Z Yang, RA Washenfelder, G Keppel-Aleks, PO Wennberg, NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, "New constraints on Northern Hemisphere growing season net flux", North American Carbon Program Investigators Meeting (Colorado Springs, January 2007)

NY Krakauer, I Fung, "Water-vegetation interaction in Mediterranean climate zones under global warming", 2006 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
poster (PDF, 200 KB)

NY Krakauer, M Chahine, ET Olsen, Q Li, JT Randerson, ZH Yang, PO Wennberg, "Using upper-air CO2 measurements to monitor carbon sources and sinks", Graduate Climate Change Conference (Seattle, April 2006)

M Chahine, YL Yung, Q Li, ET Olsen, L Chen, NY Krakauer, "AIRS CO2 retrievals using the method of vanishing partial derivatives (VPD)", AIRS Science Team Meeting (Pasadena, March 2006)
abstract (PDF, 20 KB)

J Krakauer, NY Krakauer, B Franklin, J Levine, M Kleerekoper, M Karlsson, "DXA-derived body composition barrel index increases over the long term with limited correlation to early changes", International Society for Clinical Densitometry Annual Meeting (San Diego, February 2006)
poster (PDF, 800 KB)

NY Krakauer, X Xu, SE Trumbore, JT Randerson, "Seasonal variation of carbon-14 in atmospheric carbon dioxide at Point Barrow, Alaska: Observations and modeling", 2005 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 20 KB), poster (PDF, 35 KB)

ZH Yang, NY Krakauer, PO Wennberg, JT Randerson, "Inter-model comparison of carbon flux inversions from simulated column XCO2", 2005 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 20 KB)

LF Robinson, JF Adkins, DP Fernandez, DS Burnett, AC Gagnon, NY Krakauer, SL Wang, "Initial and Diagenetic Behaviour of U Isotopes in Corals: Implications for U-series Dating", 2005 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 20 KB)

NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, FW Primeau, "Carbon-14 constraints on the latitudinal distribution of air-sea gas exchange", Seventh International Carbon Dioxide Conference (Broomfield, September 2005)
extended abstract (PDF, 50 KB), poster (PDF, 70 KB)

ZH Yang, NY Krakauer, PO Wennberg, JT Randerson, "Effect of including aircraft CO2 profiles in TransCom 3 model inversions of northern hemisphere carbon sink", Seventh International Carbon Dioxide Conference (Broomfield, September 2005)
extended abstract (PDF, 35 KB)

DY Hsueh, JT Randerson, NY Krakauer, X Xu, SE Trumbore, JR Southon, "Regional patterns of fossil fuel CO2 in the planetary boundary layer across North America", Seventh International Carbon Dioxide Conference (Broomfield, September 2005)
extended abstract (PDF, 90 KB)

NY Krakauer, ZH Yang, JT Randerson, PO Wennberg, "Compatibility of surface and aircraft station networks for inferring carbon fluxes", TransCom Meeting (Paris, June 2005)
PowerPoint slides (200 KB)

ZH Yang, NY Krakauer, JT Randerson, "TransCom 3 Carbon flux inversion using aircraft CO2 profiles: initial results" Orbiting Carbon Observatory Science Team Meeting (Pasadena, March 2005)
abstract (PDF, 24 KB)

SC Olsen, M Prather, JT Randerson, NY Krakauer, "Evaluating model-observation CO2 sampling strategies: Implications for the strength of the latitudinal CO2 gradient",  2004 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 16 KB), poster (PDF, 700 KB)

X Xu, SE Trumbore, H Ajie, S Tyler, JT Randerson, NY Krakauer, "Atmospheric 14CO2 over the mid Pacific Ocean and at Point Barrow, Alaska, USA from 2002 to 2004", 2004 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 23 KB), poster (PowerPoint, 500 KB)

NY Krakauer, T Schneider, JT Randerson, "Estimating parameters in inversions for regional carbon fluxes",  2004 AGU Joint Assembly (Montréal)
abstract (PDF, 17 KB); PowerPoint slides (650 KB)

J Krakauer, B Franklin, NY Krakauer, J Levine, M Kleerekoper, M Karlsson, "DXA-derived body composition profile (BCP) risk scores and 10-year cardiovascular (CV) mortality", International Society for Clinical Densitometry Annual Meeting (Miami, January 2004)
abstract (UTF-8 text, 2 KB)

NY Krakauer, NV Smith, JT Randerson, "Tree-ring evidence for volcanic eruption effects on temperate and boreal tree net primary productivity",  2003 Fall AGU Meeting (San Francisco)
abstract (PDF, 23 KB); slides  (Powerpoint, 940 KB)


some other presentations

"Soil building as a climate mitigation strategy", NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 20th Anniversary Reunion, 14 April 2011
ODP (3 MB), PDF (2 MB)

"Sustainability research at CUNY as it relates to the big picture of New York infrastructure", ASCE Metropolitan Section technical seminar on Sustainable Infrastructure in Practice, NYU-Poly, 31 March 2011
ODP (12 MB), PDF (12 MB)

"Integrating soil moisture and groundwater into climate models", AOSS department seminar, University of Michigan, 20 January 2011
PDF (3 MB)

I participated in the Global Sustainability Summer School convened by the Santa Fe Institute in July 2009 to discuss technological and social aspects of a sustainable civilization. Our ideas about research needs in the emerging domain of sustainability science are available here.

"Will this American century be dry? The evidence of the observational record", Earth Science department seminar, Rice University, 17 January 2008
PowerPoint slides (9 MB), PDF (5 MB)

"Atmospheric carbon-14 as a tracer of the contemporary carbon cycle", Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (Livermore), 11 October 2007
PowerPoint slides (8 MB)

"Oxygen triple isotope composition for estimating photosynthesis rates", Climate Group Meeting (Caltech), 25 June 2006
PowerPoint slides (400 KB)

"Characterizing carbon-dioxide fluxes from oceans and terrestrial ecosystems", Caltech (my thesis defense talk!), 19 May 2006
abstract (PDF, 16 KB); PowerPoint slides (7 MB)

"Where is air-sea gas exchange happening? Carbon isotope evidence", Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology Seminar (Stanford), 15 Feb 2006
slides (PDF, 2 MB)

"Highlights from the International Carbon Dioxide Conference", Yuk Lunch Seminar (Caltech), 11 Oct 2005
blurb (text, 1 KB)

"Michael Crichton, global warming, and the social role of scientists", Environment and Society Discussion Series (Caltech), 27 Jan 2005
blurb (HTML, 2 KB)

"Some environmental consequences of the information economy", Environment and Society Discussion Series (Caltech), 27 May 2003
PowerPoint slides (100 KB)

"Evidence for the rise in atmospheric oxygen levels", presentation for a geomicrobiology class, Feb 2003
PowerPoint slides (300 KB)

"The Sahara landscape over the Holocene", final presentation for a geomorphology class, Dec 2002
PowerPoint slides (3 MB)