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Research Output 1997 2020

2020
Thermoelectricity
Environmental regulations
Drought
electricity
Electricity
2019

Determining Inflow Forecast Horizon for Reservoir Operation

Zhao, Q., Cai, X. & Li, Y., May 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 5, p. 4066-4081 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

inflow
forecast
drought
global warming
evaluation
valley

Extreme floods and droughts under future climate scenarios

Markus, M., Cai, X. & Sriver, R., Aug 1 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 8, 1720.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
Drought
Droughts
Climate
drought
projection

Harnessing emerging technologies to reduce Gulf hypoxia

Khanna, M., Gramig, B. M., DeLucia, E. H., Cai, X. & Kumar, P., Oct 1 2019, In : Nature Sustainability. 2, 10, p. 889-891 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

hypoxia
Technology
gulf
Hypoxia

Improved dynamic programming for parallel reservoir system operation optimization

Zeng, X., Hu, T., Cai, X., Zhou, Y. & Wang, X., Sep 2019, In : Advances in Water Resources. 131, 103373.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water availability
distribution

Influence of internal variability and global warming on multidecadal changes in regional drought severity over the continental United States

Apurv, T., Cai, X. & Yuan, X., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Hydrometeorology. 20, 3, p. 411-429 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

global warming
drought
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
sea surface temperature

Revealing the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Yellow River Basin through multi-objective optimization for reservoir system

Si, Y., Li, X., Yin, D., Li, T., Cai, X., Wei, J. & Wang, G., Sep 10 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 682, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiobjective optimization
Catchments
river basin
Rivers
food

Reward-Based Participant Management for Crowdsourcing Rainfall Monitoring: An Agent-Based Model Simulation

Yang, P., Ng, T. L. & Cai, X., Oct 1 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 10, p. 8122-8141 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rainfall
monitoring
simulation
incentive
cost

The development of the INFEWS-ER: A virtual resource center for transdisciplinary graduate student training at the nexus of food, energy, and water

Rodríguez, L. F., Marshall, A. M., Cotton, D., Koelsch, R., Koziel, J., Meyer, D., Steward, D., Heemstra, J., Padmanabahn, A., Classen, J., Meyer, N. J., Ruddell, B. L., Ryan, S. M., Cai, X., Habib, E. & Saundry, P. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Environmental Science. 7, APR, 38.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
student
curriculum
food
resource
energy

Understanding the Resilience of Soil Moisture Regimes

Feng, M., Liu, P., Cai, X., Wallington, K., Shi, L. & Li, Y., Sep 1 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 9, p. 7541-7563 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil moisture
infiltration
soil moisture regime
desertification
hysteresis
2018

A Holistic Framework to Assess Drought Preparedness

Cai, X., Shafiee-Jood, M., Ge, Y., Kokoszka, S. & Apurv, T., Jan 1 2018, In : World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate. 10, p. 177-191 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drought
crisis management
natural hazard
limiting factor
environmental factor

Appreciation for Water Resources Research Reviewers

Clark, M. P., Bahr, J., Bierkens, M. F. P., Cai, X., Hall, J., Hogue, T. S., Luce, C. H., Lundquist, J. D., Mackay, D. S., van Meerveld, I. H. J., Rajaram, H., Sanchez-Vila, X. & Troch, P. A., Oct 2018, In : Water Resources Research. 54, 10, p. 7114-7137 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

water resource

Biomass and biofuels in China: Toward bioenergy resource potentials and their impacts on the environment

Qin, Z., Zhuang, Q., Cai, X., He, Y., Huang, Y., Jiang, D., Lin, E., Liu, Y., Tang, Y. & Wang, M. Q., Feb 2018, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 82, p. 2387-2400 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biofuels
Crops
Biomass
Ecosystems
Ethanol

Communicating the impacts of projected climate change on heavy rainfall using a weighted ensemble approach

Markus, M., Angel, J. R., Byard, G., McConkey, S. A., Zhang, C., Cai, X., Notaro, M. & Ashfaq, M., Apr 1 2018, In : Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 23, 4, 04018004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate change
Rain
rainfall
climate change
twenty first century

Converting UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) to decision-making objectives and implementation options at the river basin scale

Ge, Y., Li, X., Cai, X., Deng, X., Wu, F., Li, Z. & Luan, W., Apr 3 2018, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 10, 4, 1056.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catchments
Sustainable development
UNO
sustainable development
basin management

Crowdsourcing Methods for Data Collection in Geophysics: State of the Art, Issues, and Future Directions

Zheng, F., Tao, R., Maier, H. R., See, L., Savic, D., Zhang, T., Chen, Q., Assumpção, T. H., Yang, P., Heidari, B., Rieckermann, J., Minsker, B., Bi, W., Cai, X., Solomatine, D. & Popescu, I., Dec 2018, In : Reviews of Geophysics. 56, 4, p. 698-740 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

geophysics
data acquisition
geography
hazard management
privacy

Hierarchical decision-modeling framework to meet environmental objectives in biofuel development

Shafiee-Jood, M., Housh, M. & Cai, X., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 144, 7, 04018030.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biofuel
Biofuels
Watersheds
watershed
decision-making process

Hydrological Cycle in the Heihe River Basin and Its Implication for Water Resource Management in Endorheic Basins

Li, X., Cheng, G., Ge, Y., Li, H., Han, F., Hu, X., Tian, W., Tian, Y., Pan, X., Nian, Y., Zhang, Y., Ran, Y., Zheng, Y., Gao, B., Yang, D., Zheng, C., Wang, X., Liu, S. & Cai, X., Jan 27 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 123, 2, p. 890-914 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrological cycle
water management
resources management
water resources
river basins

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling for the Restoration of the Calumet Marshes: Assessment of Runoff Scenarios

Lian, Y., Roadcap, G., Hejazi, M. & Cai, X., Dec 2018, Champaign, IL: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. 50 p. (ISTC Research Report; no. RR-134)

Research output: Book/ReportTechnical report

marsh
runoff
hydraulics
modeling
lake
evapotranspiration
land surface
aquifer

Multicriterion optimal electric drive vehicle selection based on lifecycle emission and lifecycle cost

Ahmadi, P., Cai, X. & Khanna, M., Mar 25 2018, In : International Journal of Energy Research. 42, 4, p. 1496-1510 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric drives
Costs
Hybrid vehicles
Plug-in hybrid vehicles
Gas emissions

Understanding and managing the food-energy-water nexus – opportunities for water resources research

Cai, X., Wallington, K., Shafiee-Jood, M. & Marston, L., Jan 2018, In : Advances in Water Resources. 111, p. 259-273 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water resource
food
energy
water
stakeholder

Water demand predictions for megacities: System dynamics modeling and implications

Qin, H., Cai, X. & Zheng, C., Feb 2018, In : Water Policy. 20, 1, p. 53-76 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

megacity
water demand
water
water supply
demand

Watershed System Model: The Essentials to Model Complex Human-Nature System at the River Basin Scale

Li, X., Cheng, G., Lin, H., Cai, X., Fang, M., Ge, Y., Hu, X., Chen, M. & Li, W., Mar 27 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 123, 6, p. 3019-3034 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

river basins
Watersheds
Catchments
river basin
Rivers
2017

A holistic framework to assess drought preparedness

Cai, X., Shafiee-Jood, M., Ge, Y., Kokoszka, S. & Apurv, T., Dec 19 2017, Bridging Science And Policy Implication For Managing Climate Extremes. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Vol. 10. p. 177-191 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

drought
crisis management
natural hazard
limiting factor
environmental factor

Appreciation of peer reviewers for 2016

Montanari, A., Bahr, J., Blöschl, G., Cai, X., Mackay, D. S., Michalak, A., Rajaram, H. & Sanchez-Vila, X., Jun 1 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 6, p. 4542-4561 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

water resource
public

A vision for Water Resources Research

Clark, M. P., Bahr, J. A., Bierkens, M. F. P., Cai, X., Hogue, T. S., Luce, C. H., Lundquist, J. D., Mackay, D. S., van Meerveld, H. J. I., Rajaram, H., Sanchez-Vila, X. & Troch, P. A., Jun 1 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 6, p. 4530-4532 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

water resource
plan
science
services

Combining human and machine intelligence to derive agents’ behavioral rules for groundwater irrigation

Hu, Y., Quinn, C. J., Cai, X. & Garfinkle, N. W., Nov 2017, In : Advances in Water Resources. 109, p. 29-40 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

irrigation
groundwater
pumping
maize
modeling

Evaluating the impacts of farmers' behaviors on a hypothetical agricultural water market based on double auction

Du, E., Cai, X., Brozović, N. & Minsker, B., May 1 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 5, p. 4053-4072 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

market
water
crop production
irrigation
rent seeking

Examining dynamic interactions among experimental factors influencing hydrologic data assimilation with the ensemble Kalman filter

Wang, S., Huang, G. H., Baetz, B. W., Cai, X., Ancell, B. C. & Fan, Y. R., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Hydrology. 554, p. 743-757 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kalman filter
data assimilation
perturbation
prediction
watershed

Exploring the Role of Social Media and Individual Behaviors in Flood Evacuation Processes: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach

Du, E., Cai, X., Sun, Z. & Minsker, B., Nov 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 11, p. 9164-9180 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modeling
social media
rate
hazard
opinion

Hydropower versus irrigation - An analysis of global patterns

Zeng, R., Cai, X., Ringler, C. & Zhu, T., Feb 28 2017, In : Environmental Research Letters. 12, 3, 034006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Irrigation
Oceania
Climate
Rivers
irrigation

Impacts of Human Behavioral Heterogeneity on the Benefits of Probabilistic Flood Warnings: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework

Du, E., Rivera, S., Cai, X., Myers, L., Ernest, A. & Minsker, B., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 53, 2, p. 316-332 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modeling
flood damage
flood forecasting
human behavior
damage

Key issues in drought preparedness: Reflections on experiences and strategies in the United States and selected countries

Cai, X., Shafiee-Jood, M., Apurv, T., Ge, Y. & Kokoszka, S., Nov 2017, In : Water Security. 2, p. 32-42 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

drought
socioeconomic conditions
crisis management
natural hazard
environmental factor

Multiobjective hedging rules for flood water conservation

Ding, W., Zhang, C., Cai, X., Li, Y. & Zhou, H., Mar 1 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 3, p. 1963-1981 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flood control
inflow
water conservation
water stress
trade-off
human behavior
Catchments
river basin
Rivers
Groundwater

The Food–Energy–Water Nexus: A Framework to Address Sustainable Development in the Tropics

Wallington, K. & Cai, X., Aug 1 2017, In : Tropical Conservation Science. 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sustainable development
tropical environment
food security
deforestation
infrastructure

Understanding the Role of Climate Characteristics in Drought Propagation

Apurv, T., Sivapalan, M. & Cai, X., Nov 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 11, p. 9304-9329 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drought
climate
groundwater
recharge
seasonality
2016

Appreciation of peer reviewers for 2015

Montanari, A., Bahr, J., Bluöschl, G., Cai, X., Scott Mackay, D., Michalak, A., Rajaram, H. & Sanchez-Vila, X., Jan 1 2016, In : Water Resources Research. 52, 4, p. 2380-2398 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

water resource
public

Assessing driving factors of regional water use in production sectors using a structural decomposition method: A case study in Jiangsu Province, China

Zhang, L., Wang, Z., Li, X. & Cai, X., Apr 2016, In : Water Policy. 18, 2, p. 262-275 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

secondary sector
water use
decomposition
water
China

Avoiding decline: Fostering resilience and sustainability in midsize cities

Allen, C. R., Birge, H. E., Bartelt-Hunt, S., Bevans, R. A., Burnett, J. L., Cosens, B. A., Cai, X., Garmestani, A. S., Linkov, I., Scott, E. A., Solomon, M. D. & Uden, D. R., Aug 26 2016, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 8, 9, 844.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resilience
Sustainable development
sustainability
Feedback
Information use
evapotranspiration
river basins
temporal analysis
river basin
potential evapotranspiration

Drought frequency change: An assessment in northern India plains

Ge, Y., Cai, X., Zhu, T. & Ringler, C., Oct 1 2016, In : Agricultural Water Management. 176, p. 111-121 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drought
India
return period
duration
rice

Importance of Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Factors to Fish Communities of the Fox River in Illinois

Schnier, S., Cai, X. & Cao, Y., Feb 1 2016, In : Environmental Management. 57, 2, p. 389-411 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fish
environmental factor
Rivers
Stream flow
fish

Modelling infrastructure interdependencies, resiliency and sustainability

Nguyen, T. D., Cai, X., Ouyang, Y. & Housh, M., Jan 1 2016, In : International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 12, 1-2, p. 4-36 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sustainable development
infrastructure
sustainability
Biofuels
biofuel

Reducing Food Loss and Waste to Enhance Food Security and Environmental Sustainability

Shafiee-Jood, M. & Cai, X., Aug 16 2016, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 16, p. 8432-8443 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

food security
Sustainable development
sustainability
food
food production
Water supply
water management
inflow
China
Climate change

Spatial and temporal patterns of drought in the Continental U.S. during the past century

Ge, Y., Apurv, T. & Cai, X., Jan 1 2016, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 12, p. 6294-6303 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drought
return period
trend analysis
trends
plains

The Interplay between Bioenergy Grass Production and Water Resources in the United States of America

Song, Y., Cervarich, M., Jain, A. K., Kheshgi, H. S., Landuyt, W. & Cai, X., Mar 15 2016, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 6, p. 3010-3019 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bioenergy
Water resources
water resource
grass
Water