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Research Papers and Talks by Dr. Alan K. Betts

Reverse chronological order. First paper is brief overview.

Papers published by the American Meteorological Society are subject to AMS copyright. View published open abstracts at http://dx.doi.org. Copyrighted papers may not be reproduced without explicit permission from the publisher.

Research datasets for download - completed:

VIMHEX 1972 data ; FIFE surface DATA

ERA-40 Monthly river basin DATA: 1958-1978; 1979-2002

ECMWF Modeled Precipitation and Surface Flux, Hourly precipitation observations, Rondonia, Brazil: 1999

LBA 1999 Rondonia pasture data archive


Galford, G.L., Nash, J., Betts, A.K. et al. (2016). Bridging the climate information gap: a framework for engaging knowledge brokers and decision makers in state climate assessments. Climatic Change, 138, 383-395, doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1756-4

Betts, A. K. (2016). Restricting access to science is unethical. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6285/497.e-letters DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4484.0566

Betts, A.K., J. Hamilton, S. Ligon and A.M. Mahar (2016), Integrating solar energy and climate research into science education. Earth’s Future, 4, 2-13, doi:10.1002/2015EF000315.

Betts, A.K. and E. Gibson (2012), Environmental journalism revisited. Ch. 41, pp. 382-390, in Environmental Leadership: a Reference Handbook. Deborah R. Gallagher, Editor, SAGE publications Inc., Sept. 2012, ISBN: 9781412981507.

Betts, A. K. (2012), Climate change: Taking a Local Perspective to the Global Level. Earthzine. http://www.earthzine.org/2012/02/27/climate-change-taking-a-local-perspective-to-the-global-level/

Betts, A. K. (2011), Book review: “Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?” Edited by: Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt, Tim Rayner and Frans Berkhout 2010; xx + 284pp; ISBN 978-0-521-19612-3. EOS Trans. AGU, 92 (33), P.277, doi:10.1029/2011EO330006 (16 August, 2011).

Betts, A. K. (2011), A Proposal for Communicating Science, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 92, 841-842 (July), doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00036.1

Betts, A.K. (2011), Climate Change in Vermont. Atmospheric Research Report, prepared for Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont.


Betts, A. K. (2011), Communicating Climate Science. EOS Trans. AGU, 92 (24), P.203, doi:10.1029/2011EO240004. (14 June 2011)

Betts, A.K. (2011): Vermont Climate Change Indicators. Weather, Climate and Society, 3, 106-115, doi: 10.1175/2011WCAS1096.1


Betts, A. K. (2009), Scientists’ Responsibility to Society. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 90, p. 759 (June)

Betts, A. K. (2009), Vermont experience. Session 53, Role of Media in Dealing with Climate Change, International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Copenhagen, March 10-12, 2009

Betts, A. K. (2008), Benefits from more meteorology students. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 89, p.1468


Betts, A.K., 1991: "The Role of Clouds in Climate Change", prepared statement and discussion before the Hearing of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, on "Global Change Research: Water Vapor and the Climate System", October 7, 1991. US Govt. Printing Office, ISBN 0-16-038431-1. AKB statement, P33-37, and discussion P56-92. Web trace: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/656547


Betts, A. K., 1976: Letter to the Editor on "Scientists in Society". Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. 57, p460.

Recent Research Talks

Selected research talks (pdfs)