Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, S. LaDochy, and D. Comarazamy.  (2016).  Improvements in land-use classification for estimating daytime surface temperatures and sea-breeze flows in Southern California.  Earth Interactions. DOI: 10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1
  2. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, S. LaDochy, and D. Comarazamy.  (2016). Improvements in land-use classification for estimating daytime surface temperatures and sea-breeze flows in Southern California.  Earth Interactions. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1?af=R
  3. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, R.D. Bornstein, and D. Comarazamy. (2015). Combined impacts of land-cover changes and large-scale forcing on Southern California summer daily maximum temperatures. J of Geophysical Res.-Atmosphere. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023536. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD023536/abstract
  4. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein.  On the environmental sustainability of building integrated solar technologies in a coastal city.  J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, DOI: 10.1115/1.4025507
  5. Gonzalez Cruz, J., P. Sequera, Y. Molina, R. Picon, J. Pillich, A. T. Ghebreegziabhe, and B. Bornstein, 2013: Climate and Energy Vulnerability in Coastal Regions: The Case for US Pacific and Northeast Corridor Coastal Regions.Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 3–35 pp.  ISBN: 9780123847034.
  6. Bereket Lebassi, Robert Bornstein, and Jorge Gonzalez.  Book title: Planet Earth 2011 – Global Warming Challenges and Opportunities for Policy and Practice.  Chapter title:  Reverse Reactions of Climate Changes on Coastal Regions.  InTech, On-Line Publisher. Ed. Elias Carayannis.  (ISBN 978-953-307-733-8).
  7. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein.  2011.  Modeled Large-Scale Warming Impacts on Summer California Coastal-Cooling Trends, J. Geophysical. Res.-Atmosphere.  J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20114, doi:10.1029/2011JD015759.
  8. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, C. Milesi, N. L. Miller, P. Switzer, and R. Bornstein. 2009.  Observed 1970-2005 cooling of summer daytime temperatures in coastal California. J. of Climate. 22, pp. 3558-3573.
  9. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, and R. Bornstein. Impacts of climate change in degree days and energy demands in coastal California. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2010, 132, 031005 (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4001564.

Conference Presentations

  1. J. Gonzalez, Y. Molina, P. Sequera, R. Bornstein. Climate-Induced Changes in Peak Energy Demands in California. 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, 05 – 10 January 2013, Austin TX.
  2. P. Sequera, R. D. Bornstein, J. Gonzalez. Statistical Downscaling and Forecast of Global Warming Reverse-Reaction Coastal Cooling in the California South Coast Air Basin. 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, 05 – 10 January 2013, Austin TX
  3. P. Sequera, J.E. González, Y. Molina, R. Bornstein. Energy Demand Projections in the 21st Century for Coastal California. 6th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-26, 2012, San Diego, CA.  Paper No.  ESFuelCell2012-91243.  Selected Best Paper of the Conference.  (PR)
  4. BB. Lebassi, J. E. Gonzalez, O. Rhone, and R. Bornstein. Climate change implications of summer coastal cooling on energy demands over US. Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle, WA, January 23-27, 2011.  http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper186867.html.
  5. B. Lebassi, and J. E. Gonzalez and R. Bornstein.  Modeled onshore and offshore California coastal-cooling: General Circulation and mesoscale effects. Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle, WA, January 23-27, 2011. http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper185898.html
  6. Pedro Sequera, Osei Rhone, Bereket Lebassi, Amanuel Tewedle, Bob Bornstein, and Jorge Gonzalez.  Impacts of Climate Change in the Northern Pacific Coast and in Related Regional Scale Energy Demands.  Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, Washington, DC, August 7-10, 2011.  Paper No.  ESFuelCell2011-54708.   (PR)
  7. R. Bornstein, J. Favors, B. Lebassi, and J. E. Gonzalez. Cooling maximum-temperatures in the urbanized coastal Los Angeles air basin during 1969-2005: 12 monthly-averages and extreme values. Presented at the Ninth Symp. on the Urban Environment (1-6 August 2010) (Keystone, CO). https://ams.confex.com/ams/19Ag19BLT9Urban/techprogram/paper_172859.htm
  8. Jorge E. Gonzalez, B. Lebassi and R. D. Bornstein. Modeling the Impacts of Urbanization vs. Global Warming in California Southern Coast Air Basin. Ninth Symp. on the Urban Environment (1-6 August 2010) (Keystone, CO).https://ams.confex.com/ams/19Ag19BLT9Urban/techprogram/paper_172952.htm
  9. Bereket Lebassi, Jorge E. Gonzalez, and Bob Bornstein.  On the environmental sustainability of solar technologies in a coastal city. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Energy Sustainability Conference,  Phoenix, AR, May 17-22, 2010.  Paper No. ES2010 90333.   (PR)
  10. Bereket Lebassi, Jorge Gonzalez, Robert Bornstein, Drazen Fabris. Spatial and Temporal Changes in Climatological Degree-Days In California, Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Energy Sustainability Conference, June 27-30, 2007, Long-Beach, CA, Paper No.  ES2007-36205.  (PR) 
  11. B. Lebassi, J. E. Gonzlez, D. Fabris, E. Maurer, R. Bornstein, and N. L. Miller. Observed long-term California temperature-trends: coastal cooling and inland warming, Presented at Symposium on Connections Between Mesoscale Processes and Climate Variability.  Extended abstract: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/119118.pdf, recorded presentation: http://ams.confex.com/ams/87ANNUAL/wrfredirect.cgi?id=6431
  12. Jorge E. González, B. Lebassi and R. Bornstein.   Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover on Regional Summer Time Coastal Cooling and Inland Warming in Central California.  Presented at 7th Symposium on the Urban Environment, 9 – 13 Sep. 2007, San Diego, CA.
  13. B. Lebassi, J. E. Gonzalez, R. Bornstein, and D. Fabris. Observed and simulated California climate trends due to concurrent long-term inland-warming and coastal-cooling. Presented at 17th AMS/WMA Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, 20 – 25 April 2008, Denver, CO recorded presentation:http://ams.confex.com/ams/17WModWMA/wrfredirect.cgi?id=9136
  14. R. Bornstein, B. Lebassi, J. E. Gonzalez, D. Fabris, E. Maurer, N. L. Miller, and C. Milesi. Observations of a global-warming reverse-reaction: California coastal summer daytime cooling.  Presented at the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change at the 88th Annual Meeting (20-24 January 2008) (New Orleans, LA).https://ams.confex.com/ams/88Annual/techprogram/paper_134409.htm
  15. B. Lebassi, J. E. Gonzalez, R. Bornstein, D. Fabris, E. Maurer, N. L. Miller, and C. Milesi. RAMS simulations of a global-warming reverse-reaction: California coastal summer daytime cooling.  Presented at the 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change at the 88th Annual Meeting (20-24 January 2008) (New Orleans, LA).https://ams.confex.com/ams/88Annual/techprogram/paper_134415.htm
  16. R. Bornstein, B. Lebassi, E. Maurer, P. Switzer, and J. E. Gonzalez. Cooling summer daytime temperatures in two urban coastal California air basins during 1948-2005: observations and implications, Presented at the Eighth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, in Weather and Climate in Coastal Urban Areas.  89th AMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 10-15 January 2009.
  17. J.E. Gonzalez and B. Lebassi, R. D. Bornstein, H. Taha, and R. D. Van Buskirk.  Regional Impacts on Energy Demands from a Changing Climate in Coastal California Environments, Presented at Eighth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, in Weather and Climate in Coastal Urban Areas-I session.  89th AMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 10-15 January 2009.
  18. B. Lebassi, JE. Gonzalez, and R. Bornstein. RAMS modeled differences between 1970 & 2005 summer daytime temps and winds in coastal California, presented, 34th Climate Diagnostics & Prediction Workshop, Monterey, CA, Oct, 2009.
  19. B. Lebassi, JE. Gonzalez, R Bornstein. Modelling the Impacts of Urbanization vs. Green House Gas Warming in Southern California Coasts.  2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to UHI, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, Sept 2009.
  20. B. Lebassi, J. Gonzalez, R. Bornstein, R Van Buskirk. Regional energy-use impacts in the coastal California environment from a changing climate.  7th International Conf on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan. June 29- July 3, 2009.
  21. B. Lebassi, J. Gonzalez, and R. Bornstein. Modeling differences between 1970 and 2005 summer daytime temperatures in coastal California, , 7th International Conf on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan. June 29- July 3, 2009.
  22. B. Lebassi, JE.  Gonzalez, D. Fabris, and R. Bornstein. Regional Impacts on Energy Demands from a Changing Climate in the Coastal California Environment. Inaugural US-EU-China Thermophysics Conf. Renewable Energy, UECTC2009-342 (Invited Paper). Beijing, China, 28-30 May, 2009.
  23. J.E. Gonzalez, A. Greenbaum, A. Bharth A Preliminary Study on the Response of Land Surface Temperatures to Changing Ocean Temperature Gradients along the New York City Area.  Eighth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, in Weather and Climate in Coastal Urban Areas-I session.
  24. B. Lebassi, J. E. González, and R. Bornstein. RAMS modeled differences between 1970 and 2005 summer daytime temperatures and winds in Coastal California. Presented at the 22nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change of the 90th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA). https://ams.confex.com/ams/90annual/techprogram/paper_164289.htm