Publications

Journal Publications:

YEAR PAPER STATUS
2019

Block, P., Wu, S., Zaitchik, B., Shukla, S., Blum, A., Alexander, S., & Zhang, Y. (2019, January). Uncovering a regime shift in Ethiopian highland summertime precipitation with implications for seasonal prediction. In Geophysical Research Abstracts (Vol. 21).

Published
2019

Blum, A., B. Zaitchik, S. Alexander, S. Wu, Y. Zhang, S. Shukla, T. Yimanie Alemneh, and P. Block, 2019: A Grand Prediction: Communicating and evaluating 2018 summertime Upper Blue Nile rainfall and streamflow forecasts in preparation for Ethiopia’s new damFrontiers in Water, https://doi.org/10.3389/frwa.2019.00003

Published
2018

Alexander, S., Wu, S., and Block P. Model selection based on sectoral application scale for increased value of hydroclimate prediction information.  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001044

Published
2018

Hasan, E., Tarhule, A., Kirstetter, P. E., Clark, R., & Hong, Y. (2018). Runoff sensitivity to climate change in the Nile River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 561, 312-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.004

Published
2018

Zhang Y., Moges S., and Block P. Does objective Cluster Analysis Serve as a Useful Precursor to Seasonal Precipitation Prediction at Local Scale? Application to Western Ethiopia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 143-157  http://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-143-2018

Published
2019

Zhang, Y., You, L., Lee, D., & Block, P. (2019). Integrating climate prediction and regionalization into an agro-economic model to guide agricultural planning. Climatic Change, 1-17

Published
2019

Lala, J., Tilahun, S., Block, P. Evaluation of Kiremt-season onset and cessation in the Ethiopian highlands to inform agricultural decision-making

In Review
2019

Yang, M., G. Wang, K. F. Ahmed, B. Adugna, M. Eggen, E. Atsbeha , L. You, J. Koo, E. Anagnostou. 2019. Modelling the cereal crop yields in Ethiopia and its sensitivity to climate forcing, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology

In Review
2019

Koukoula M., Nikolopoulos E.I, Dokou Z. and Anagnostou E.N. Evaluation of global water resources reanalysis products in the Upper Blue Nile River basin, Journal of Hydrometeorology

In Review
2019 Khadim, F., Dokou, Z., Lazin, R., Moges, S., Bagtzoglou, A., and Anagnostou, E. Groundwater modelling in a tropical data scarce region: A case study in the Gilgel-Abay catchment of the Upper Blue Nile region, Ethiopia In Review
2019 Lala, J., Tilahun, S., and Block, P. Predicting rainy season onset in the Ethiopian Highlands for agricultural planning. Journal of Hydrometeorology In Review
2020 Lazin, R., Shen, X., Koukoula, M., Anagnostou, E. Evaluation of the Hyper-resolution Model Derived Water Budget Components over the Upper Blue Nile Basin. Journal of Hydrology. In Review
2019 Alexander, S., Yang, G., Addisu, G., and Block, P. Forecast-informed reservoir operations to guide hydropower and agriculture allocations in the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. International Journal of Water Resources Development In Review
2019 Yang, M., Wang, G., Lazin, R., Shen, X., Anagnostou. E., (2019). A novel insight towards soil moisture management for improving cereal crop yield in a food-insecure region. Agricultural Water Management In Review
2020 Alexander, S., Brossard, D., Atsbeha, E., Negatu, S., Kirksey, K., Holzer, E., and Block, P. Development of an interdisciplinary, multi-method approach to seasonal climate forecast communication at the local scale In Preparation
2020 Khadim, F., Dokou, Z., Yang, M., Wang, G., Bagtzoglou, A., and Anagnostou, E. Modeling the groundwater-vadose zone interactions for water-food security assessment in different irrigation and water management scenarios in Ethiopia In Preparation

Conference Presentations:

YEAR TITLE / AUTHOR EVENT
2018 Lazin R., Shen X., Koukoula M., Dokou Z., Nikolopoulos E., and Anagnostou E.N. Evaluation of Hyper-Resolution Model Derived Water Budget Components Over the Upper Blue Nile American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018 Yang M., Wang G., Wu S., Eggen M., Lazin M., Haider M., Anagnostou E.N. Seasonal Prediction of Major Cereal Crop Yields in Ethiopia Using a Coupled Modeling Framework American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018 Khadim F.K., Lazin R., Dokou Z., Bagtzoglou A., and Anagnostou E. Development of a Calibrated Groundwater Model in an In-situ Data Scarce Region of the Upper Blue Nile American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018

Haider M.R., Peña M., Nikolopoulos E.I, Dokou Z. and Anagnostou E.N. Bias Correction of Precipitation and Temperature Forecasts for Blue Nile Water Resources Management

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018

Koukoula M., Nikolopoulos E.I., Dokou Z., and Anagnostou E.N. Upper Blue Nile Water Budget Dynamics Derived from Multi-model Water Resource Reanalysis Products

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018 Dokou Z., Khadim F.K., Zhou W., Flamig Z., Moges M., Tilahun S., Azage M., Moges S., Li B., Mellor J., Wang G., Bagtzoglou A., Hong Y., Anagnostou E. Citizen Science at the Source of the Blue Nile: Promoting Public Participation in Science for Ensuring Food and Water Security in Ethiopia American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018

Shu Wu, Paul Block, Benjamin Zaitchik, Shraddhanand Shukla, Annalise Blum, Sarah Alexander, and Ying Zhang. Uncovering a regime shift in Ethiopian highland summertime precipitation with implications for seasonal prediction

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018

Alexander, S. and Block, P. Coupling local-scale hydroclimate forecasts with multi-purpose reservoir models for enhanced water management in the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, December 2018.
2018 Dokou Z., Reljin N., Kheirabadi M., Bagtzoglou A., and Anagnostou E. Lake Level Estimation using Machine Learning and Physically-based Approaches in Lake Tana, Ethiopia 14th Symposium on Neural Networks and Applications, NEUREL November 2018.
2018

Zhang, Y., D. Lee, and P. Block: Integrating predictive information into an agro-economic model to guide agricultural planning.

World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (ASCE), Minneapolis, MN, June 2018

2018 Alexander, S. and Block P. Coupling local-scale hydroclimate forecasts with reservoir operations in the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (ASCE), Minneapolis, MN, May 2018.
2018 Koukoula M., Nikolopoulos E.I., Dokou Z., and Anagnostou E.N. Uncertainty in the Estimation of Water Budget from Reanalysis Products: Evaluation in Upper Blue Nile river basin. European Geophysical Union (EGU) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 2018.
2017 Yang M., Wang G., Ahmed K.F., Eggen M., Adugna B., and Anagnostou E.N. Simulating and Predicting Cereal Crop Yields in Ethiopia: Model Calibration and Verification. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2017.
2017 Alexander, S., Block P., and Erkyihun, S. Evaluation of season-ahead Precipitation Predictions at Various Scales: Koga Watershed, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (ASCE), Sacramento, CA, May 2017.
2017 Hasan E., Dokou Z., Kirstetter P-E., Tarhule A., Anagnostou E.N., Bagtzoglou A.C., and Hong Y. Assessing Lake Level Variability and Water Availability in Lake Tana, Ethiopia using a Groundwater Flow Model and GRACE Satellite Data. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2017.
2017 Dokou Z., Kheirabadi M., Nikolopoulos E.I., Moges S., Bagtzoglou A.C., and Anagnostou E.N. Using Multi-year Reanalysis-derived Recharge Rates to Drive a Groundwater Model for the Lake Tana Region of Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2017.
2017

Yang M., Wang G., Ahmed K.F., Eggen M., Adugna B., and Anagnostou E.N. Simulating and Predicting Cereal Crop Yields in Ethiopia: Model Calibration and Verification.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2017.
2017 Koukoula M., Nikolopoulos E.I., Dokou Z., Moges S., Bagtzoglou A.C., and Anagnostou E.N. Evaluation of Water Cycle Components in the Upper Blue Nile Basin based on an Ensemble of Water Resources Reanalysis Products. 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5), Rome, Italy, November, 2017
2017 Zhang, Y. and Block P. Predicting Seasonal Precipitation and Integrating Predictive Information into an Agro-economic Model to Guide Agricultural Management.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (ASCE), Sacramento, CA, May 2017.
2017 Block, P. and Zhang Y. Integrating Predictive Information into an Agro-economic Model to Guide Agricultural Planning. European Geophysical Union (EGU) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 2017.
2016

Zhang, Y. and Block P. Predicting Seasonal Precipitation and Integrating Predictive Information into an Agro-economic Model to Guide Agricultural Management.

World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (ASCE), West Palm Beach, FL, May 2016.