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Lawrence E. Hipps

Lawrence E. Hipps

Area of Study: Biometeorology
Employee Type: Faculty
Location:  AGRS 341
Office Phone:  435-797-2009
4820 Old Main Hill AGS 360
Logan UT 84322-4820

Specialties: Biometeorology

1975 B.S. Meteorology Northern Illinois University
1977 M.S. Agricultural Meteorology University of Nebraska
1981 Ph.D. Atmospheric Science University of California, Davis

2003 to date Professor, Plants, Soils & Climate
Utah State University
1988 – 2003 Associate Professor, Plants, Soils & Biometeorology
Utah State University
1982 – 1988 Assistant Professor, Soil Science and Biometeorology
Utah State University
1981 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Evapotranspiration Laboratory
Kansas State University

• Interactions between vegetation and atmosphere, including surface fluxes of water, CO2 and energy
• Wet and dry climate cycles of the Great Basin, and connections to large-scale ocean and atmosphere features
• Effects of seasonal variations in weather on dendroclimatology reconstructions of climate

Wang, S.Y., Gillies, R.R., Jin, J. and L.E. Hipps. 2010. Coherence between the Great Salt Lake level and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. Journal of Climate, 23: 2161-2177, doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2979.1

Wang, S.Y., Gillies, R.R., Jin, J. and L.E. Hipps. 2009. The recent rainfall cycle in the intermountain region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L02705, doi:10.1029/2008GL036329.

Myklebust, M.C., Hipps, L.E. and R.J. Ryel. 2008. Comparison of eddy covariance, chamber, and gradient methods of measuring CO2 efflux in an annual semi-arid grass, Bromus tectorum. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148: 1894-1907.

Cooper, D.I, Eichinger, W.E., Archuleta, J., Hipps, L.E., Neale, C.M.U. and J.H. Prueger. 2007. An advanced method for deriving latent energy flux from a scanning Raman lidar. Agronomy Journal, 99: 272-284.

Ivans, S., Hipps, L.E., Leffler, A.J. and C.A. Ivans. 2006. Response of water vapor and CO2 fluxes in semi-arid lands to seasonal and intermittent precipitation pulses. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7: 995-1010.

Chavez, J.L., Neale, C.M.U., Hipps, L.E., Prueger, J.H. and W.P. Kustas. 2005. Comparing aircraft-based remotely sensed energy balance fluxes with eddy covariance tower data using heat flux source area functions. Journal of Hydrometeorology 6(6): 923-940.

Prueger, J.H., Kustas, W.P., Hipps, L.E. and J.L. Hatfield. 2004. Aerodynamic parameters and sensible heat flux estimates for a semi-arid ecosystem. J. Arid Environments, 57: 87-100.

Leffler, J.A., Ryel, R.J., Hipps, L.E., Ivans, S. and M. Caldwell. 2002. Carbon acquisition and water use in a northern Utah Juniperus osteosperma (Utah juniper) population. Tree Physiology, 22: 121-1230.

Hipps, L.E., Prueger, J.H., Bawazir, S. and W.P. Kustas. 2001. Evaporation rates in
Tamarisk. In: Owe, M., Brubaker, K., Ritchie, J. and A. Rango Eds., Remote
Sensing and Hydrology. International Association of Hydrological Sciences.

HONORS 1360 Climate Change on Earth 3 credits
PSC 6250 Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces 4 credits
PSC 6500 Land-Atmosphere Interactions 3 credits
PSC 6800 Environmental Biophysics 2 credits


The Nature of Wet and Dry Cycles in the Great Basin, and Connections to
Utah Agric. Exp. Station 7-1-2009 to 6-30-2014

Back to the Future: innovative tree ring suite analysis to reconstruct paleoclimate
and stream flows for improved urban water planning under climate change.
Bureau of Reclamation 7-1-2011 to 6-30-2012

Studies of water and carbon balances of an alpine meadow.
USU Drought Initiative 6-1-2006 – 5-31-2012