Lawrence Hipps

Plants, Soils, and Climate

Professor, Meteorology/Land-Atmosphere Exchange


Lawrence Hipps

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 341
Phone: 435-797-2009
Email: lawrence.hipps@usu.edu

Publications | Abstracts

  • Carlisle, J., Szafruga, P., Mahat, V., Mace, B., Schreuders, K., Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Hipps, L.E, Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Instrumentation Enhancement and Data Processing at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest: A Drought Management Initiative Project. Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference
  • Carlisle, J., Robinson, J., Suisse, J., Mahat, V., Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Hipps, L.E, Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Instrumentation and Measurement Facilities at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest: A Drought Management Initiative Project. Utah State University
  • Robinson, J., Chandler, D.G, Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Boettinger, J.L, Hipps, L.E, (2007). A Developing Ecohydrological Instrument Network at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest. Utah State University
  • Hipps, L.E, (1994). Interactions between regional surface fluxes and the ABL over a heterogeneous watershed.. Water Resources Research *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

  • Hipps, L.E, (2001). Evaporation Rates in Tamarisk. Owe, M., Brubaker, K., Ritchie, J. and A. Rango Eds., Remote Sensing and Hydrology. International Association of Hydrological Sciences *
  • Hipps, L.E, (2001). Feasibility of evapotranspiration monitoring of riparian vegetation with remote sensing. Owe, M., Brubaker, K., Ritchie, J. and A. Rango Eds., Remote Sensing and Hydrology. International Association of Hydrological Sciences *
  • Hipps, L.E, (2001). Spatial mapping of evapotranspiration and energy balance components over riparian vegetation using airborne remote sensing. Owe, M., Brubaker, K., Ritchie, J. and A. Rango Eds., Remote Sensing and Hydrology. International Association of Hydrological Sciences *

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Hipps, L.E, (2000). Patterns and Organization in Evaporation. Grayson, R. and G. Bloschl (Eds.) Spatial Patterns in Catchment Hydrology: Observations and Modelling *
  • Hipps, L.E, (1996). Spatial structure and scaling of surface fluxes in a Great Basin Ecosystem. In: Stewart, J.B., Engman, E.T., Feddes, R.A. and Y. In; Stewart, J.B., Engman, E.T., Feddes, R.A. and Y. Kerr, Eds

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Parajuli, K., Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Hipps, L.E, Zhao, L., Sadeghi, M., Rockhold, M.L, Torres-Rua, A., Flerchinger, G.N, (2020). Stone Content Influence on Land Surface Model Simulation of Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration at Reynolds Creek Watershed. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21:8, 1889-1904. doi: 10.1175/jhm-d-19-0075.1
  • Nassar, A., Torres-Rua, A., Kustas, W.P, Nieto, H., McKee, M., Hipps, L.E, Alfieri, J.G, Prueger, J.H, Mar Alsina, M., McKee, L.G, Coopmans, C., Sanchez, L., Dokoozlian, N., (2020). To what extent does the Eddy Covariance footprint cutoff influence the estimation of surface energy fluxes using two source energy balance model and high-resolution imagery in commercial vineyards?: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping V. SPIE, 11414, doi: 10.1117/12.2558777 *
  • Torres-Rua, A., Ticlavilca, A.M, Aboutalebi, M., Nieto, H., Alsina, M.M, White, A., Prueger, J.H, Alfieri, J.G, Hipps, L.E, McKee, L.G, Kustas, W.P, Coopmans, C., Dokoozlian, N., (2020). Estimation of evapotranspiration and energy fluxes using a deep-learning-based high-resolution emissivity model and the two-source energy balance model with sUAS information: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping V. SPIE, 11414, doi: 10.1117/12.2558824 *
  • Aboutalebi, M., Torres-Rua, A., McKee, M., Kustas, W.P, Nieto, H., Alsina, M.M, White, A., Prueger, J.H, McKee, L.G, Alfieri, J.G, Hipps, L.E, Coopmans, C., Dokoozlian, N., (2020). Deriving daily evapotranspiration from multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) thermal imageries and high-frequency ground thermal measurements: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping V. SPIE, 11414, doi: 10.1117/12.2558630 *
  • Torres-Rua, A., Aboutalebi, M., Wright, T., Nassar, A., Guillevic, P., Gao, F., Hipps, L.E, Jim, K., Alsina, M., Nieto, H., Coopmans, C., McKee, M., Kustas, W., (2019). Estimation of surface thermal emissivity in a vineyard for UAV microbolometer thermal cameras using NASA HyTES hyperspectral thermal, and landsat and AggieAir optical data. SPIE *
  • Nieto, H., Bellvert, J., Kustas, W.P, Alfieri, J., Gao, F., Prueger, J., Torres-Rua, A., Hipps, L.E, Elarab, M., Song, L., (2017). Unmanned airborne thermal and mutilspectral imagery for estimating evapotranspiration in irrigated vineyards: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8128252 *
  • Lin, Y., Hipps, L.E, Wang, S., (2017). Empirical and modeling analysis of the circulation influences on California precipitation deficits. Atmospheric Sciences Letters, 18, 19-28.
  • Wang, S., Hipps, L.E, Chung, O., Gillies, R.R, Martin, R.S, (2015). Long-Term Inversion Properties in a Mountain Valley of the Wester United States and Implications on Air Quality. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54, 2339 - 2352. doi: DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0172.1
  • Wang, S., Hipps, L.E, Chung, O., Gillies, R.R, Martin, R., (2015). Long-Term Changes of Winter Inversion Properties in a Mountain Valley in Utah and Implications on Air Quality.. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54, 2339-2352.
  • Cleverly, J., Thibault, J.R, Teet, S.B, Tashjian, P., Hipps, L.E, Dahm, C.N, Eamus, D., (2015). Flooding Regime Impacts on Radiation, Evapotranspiration, and Latent Energy Fluxes over Groundwater-Dependent Riparian Cottonwood and Saltcedar Forests. Advances in Meteorology, 2015, 1 - 14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/935060
  • Yoon, J., Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Hipps, L.E, Kravitz, B., Rasch, P., (2015). Extreme Fire Season in California: A Glimpse into the Future?. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, S1 - S5.
  • Yoon, J., Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Kravitz, B., Hipps, L.E, Rasch, P., (2015). Increasing Water Cycle Extremes in California and in Relation to ENSO Cycle Under Global Warming. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9657.
  • Brungard, C.W, Boettinger, J.L, Hipps, L.E, (2015). Wind Erosion Potential of Lacustrine and Alluvial Soils Before and After Disturbance in the Eastern Great Basin, USA: Estimating Threshold Friction Velocity Using Easier-to-Measure Soil Properties. Aeolian Research, 18, 185-203.
  • Wang, S., Hipps, L.E, Gillies, R.R, (2014). Probable causes of the abnormal ridge accompanying the 2013–2014 California drought: ENSO precursor and anthropogenic warming footprint. Geophysical Research Letters41, 41:9, 3220-3226.
  • French, A.N, Alfieri, J.G, Kustas, W.P, Prueger, J.H, Hipps, L.E, Chavez, J.L, Evett, S.R, Howell, T.A, Gowda, P.H, Hunsaker, D.J, Thorpe, K.R, (2012). Estimation of surface energy fluxes using surface renewal and flux variance techniques over an advective irrigated agricultural site. Advances in Water Resources, 50, 91-105.
  • Alfieri, J.G, Kustas, W.P, Prueger, J.H, Hipps, L.E, Evett, S.R, Basara, J.B, Neale, C.M, French, A.N, Collaizzi, P., Agam, N., Cosh, M.H, Chavez, J.L, Howell, T.A, (2012). On the discrepancy between eddy covariance and lysimetry-based surface flux measurements under strongly advective conditions. Advances in Water Resources, 50, 62-78. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.07.008
  • Prueger, J.H, Alfieri, J.G, Hipps, L.E, Kustas, W.P, Chavez, J.L, Evett, S.R, Anderson, M.C, French, A.N, Neale, C.M, McKee, L., Hatfield, J.L, Howell, T.A, Agam, N., (2012). Patch scale turbulence over dryland and irrigated surfaces in a semi-arid landscape under advective conditions during BEAREX08. Advances in Water Resources, 50, 106-119. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.07.014
  • Neale, C.M, Geli, H.M, Kustas, W.P, Alfieri, J., Gowda, P., Evett, S.R, Prueger, J.H, Hipps, L.E, Dulaney, W., Chavez, J.L, French, A.N, Howell, T.A, (2012). Soil Water Content Estimation using a Remote Sensing Based Hybrid Evapotranspiration Modeling Approach. Advances in Water Resources, 50, 152-161. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.10.008
  • Kustas, W.P, Alfieri, J., Anderson, M.C, Collaizzi, P.D, Prueger, J.H, Evett, S.R, Neale, C.M, French, A.N, Hipps, L.E, Chavez, J.L, Copeland, K.S, Howell, T.A, (2012). Evaluating the Two-Source Energy Balance Model using local thermal and surface flux observations in a strongly advective irrigated agricultural area. Advances in Water Resources, 50, 120-133.
  • Geli, H., Neale, C.M, Watts, D., Osterberg, J., de Bruin, H.A, Kohsiek, W., Pack, R.T, Hipps, L.E, (2012). Improved Scintillometer-Based Estimates of Sensible Heat Flux using LiDAR-Derived Surface Roughness. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13:4, 1317-1331.
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Hipps, L.E, Jin, J., (2011). A transition-phase teleconnection of the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 36, 681-693. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s00382-009-0722-5
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Hipps, L.E, Jin, J., (2011). A transition-phase teleconnection of the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 36:3-4, 681-693. doi: DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0722-5
  • Wang, S., Hipps, L.E, Gillies, R.R, Jiang, X., Moller, A.L, (2010). Circumglobal teleconnection and early summer rainfall in the U.S. Intermountain West. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 102, 245-252. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0260-4
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Jin, J., Hipps, L.E, (2010). Coherence between the Great Salt Lake level and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. Journal of Climate, 23, 2161-2177. doi: doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2979.1
  • Shih-Yu, W., Hipps, L.E, Gillies, R.R, Xianan, J., Alan, M.L, (2010). Circumglobal teleconnection and early summer rainfall in the US Intermountain West. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 102:3-4, 245-252. doi: 10.1007/s00704-010-0260-4
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Jin, J., Hipps, L.E, (2010). Coherence between the Great Salt Lake level and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. Journal of Climate, 23, 2161-2177 . doi: doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2979.1
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Jin, J., Hipps, L.E, (2009). Recent rainfall cycle in the Intermountain Region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L02705. doi: doi:10.1029/2008GL036329
  • Hipps, L.E, (2009). Coherence between the Great Salt Lake level and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation.. Journal of Climate, In Press.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2009). The recent rainfall cycle in the intermountain region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 36
  • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Jin, J., Hipps, L.E, (2009). Recent rainfall cycle in the Intermountain Region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific decadal oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 36
  • Hipps, L.E, (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
  • Hipps, L.E, (2008). Air flow distortion and turbulence statistics near an animal facility. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 3301-3314.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2007). An advanced method for deriving latent energy flux from a scanning Raman lidar. Agronomy Journal, 99, 272-284.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2007). Potential contribution of respiration by Anabrus simplex (Mormon crickets) to net CO2 exchange in three Great Basin ecosystems. Western North American Naturalist, 67, 109-119.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2006). Response of water vapor and CO2 fluxes in semi-arid lands to seasonal and intermittent precipitation pulses. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7, 995-1010.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2006). Significant root turnover and relocation in the soil profile in response to seasonal soil moisture in a natural stand of Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma). Tree Physiology, 26, 1469-1476.
  • Hipps, L.E, (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.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2005). Lidar measurement of boundary layer evolution to determine sensible heat fluxes. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 6(6), 840-853.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2005). Tower and eddy covariance measurements of water vapor, energy, and carbon dioxide fluxes during SMACEX. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 6(6), 954-960.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2004). Aerodynamic parameters and sensible heat flux estimates for a semi-arid ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments, 57, 87-100.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2003). Spatial source-area analysis of three-dimensional moisture fields from lidar, eddy covariance, and a footprint model. Agicultural and Forest Meteorology, 114, 213-234.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2002). Carbon acquisition and water use in a northern Utah Juniperus osteosperma (Utah juniper) population. Tree Physiology, 22, 1221-1230.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2002). Impact of using different time-averaged inputs for estimating sensible heat flux of riparian vegetation using radiometric surface temperature. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 41, 319-332.
  • Hipps, L.E, (2000). Spatial and temporal properties of water vapor and latent energy flux over a riparian canopy. Agricultural and Forestry Meteorology, 105, 161-183.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1999). A Note on Recognizing Autocorrelation and Using Autoregression. Agr. & For. Meteorol., 96, 17-Sep.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1998). Inconsistencies in net radiation estimates from use of several models of instruments in a desert environment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 90:257-263
  • Hipps, L.E, (1997). Downwind evolution of surface fluxes and saturation deficit over a vegetated surface under conditions of local advection. J. Hydrology, 192:189-210.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1996). Evaporation and the development of the local boundary layer over an irrigated surface in an arid region. Agric. For. Meteorol., 78: 223-237.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1996). On using mixed-layer transport parameterizations with radiometric surface temperature for computing regional scale sensible heat flux. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 80: 205-221.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1996). The effect of turbulence on the light environment of alfalfa. Agric. For. Meteorol., 80: 249-261.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1995). Calculation of basin-scale surface fluxes by combining remotely sensed data and atmospheric properties in a semi arid landscape. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 73:105-124.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1995). Determination of evaporation from integrated profiles of humidity and temperature over an inhomogeneous surface. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 75: 287-299.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1994). Surface energy balance estimates at local and regional scales using optical remote sensing from an aircraft platform and atmospheric data collected over semi-arid rangelands. Water Res. 30(5):1241-1259
  • Hipps, L.E, (1992). On coherent structures above and within agricultural plant canopies. Agric. For. Meteorol., 61: 55-68.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1992). Spatial variability of water vapor turbulent transfer within the boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 61: 389-405.
  • Hipps, L.E, (1992). The boardman regional flux experiment. Bull. of the Amer. Met. Soc. 73(11):1785-1795
  • Hipps, L.E, (1991). An interdisciplinary field study of the energy and water fluxes in the atmosphere-biosphere over semi-arid rangelands: Description and some preliminary results. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 72(11)1683-1705
  • Hipps, L.E, (1991). Estimation of regional evaporation for a tallgrass prairie from measurements of properties of the atmospheric boundary layer. Water Resources Research, 27:225-230

Professional Journal

  • Kustas, W.P, Nieto, H., Morillas, L., Anderson, M.C, Alfieri, J.G, Hipps, L.E, Villagarcia, L., Domingo, F., Garcia, M., (2016). Revisiting the paper “Using radiometric surface temperature for surface energy flux estimation in Mediterranean drylands from a two-source perspective”. Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 645-653.
  • Alfieri, J.G, Kustas, W.P, Prueger, J.H, Hipps, L.E, Chavez, J.L, French, A.N, Evett, S.R, (2011). Intercomparison of Nine Micrometeorological Stations during the BEAREX08 Field Campaign. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28, 1390-1406. doi: DOI: 10.1175/2011JTECH1514.1
  • Bingham, G.E, Marchant, A.B, Zavyalov, V.V, Ahlstrom, D.J, Moore, K.D, Jones, D.S, Wilkerson, T.D, Hipps, L.E, Martin, R.S, Hatfield, J.L, Prueger, J.H, Pfeiffer, R.L, (2009). Lidar based emissions measurement at the whole facility scale: Method and error analysis . Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 3:1, 033510. doi: 10.1117/1.3097919

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

Software

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Allen, L., Hipps, L.E, Torres-Rua, A., (2020). Depletion Accounting for Irrigation Water Rights in Utah. Utah Division of Water Resources *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

  • Hipps, L.E, (2007). Review of: Desert Meteorology, T. Warner. Cambridge University Press. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology *
  • Hipps, L.E, (1994). The effect of advection of heat and saturation deficit on the energy balance of a vegetated surface. Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT *
  • Hipps, L.E, (1992). Estimating regional surface fluxes from measured properties of the atmospheric boundary layer in a semiarid ecosystem. MS Thesis, Utah State Univ. *
  • Hipps, L.E, (1992). The properties of sunflecks in a flexible plant canopy, and their relationship to turbulence. PhD Diss., Utah State Univ. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2020
CEE, PSC 5003, 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2020
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2020
PSC 5500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems And Climate, Spring 2019
PSC 6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems and Climate, Spring 2019
CEE, PSC 5003, 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2019
CEE/PSC 5003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2019
CEE/PSC 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2019
PSC 5500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems and Climate, Spring 2018
PSC 6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems and Climate, Spring 2018
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2018
CEE, PSC 5003, 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2018
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2018
PSC 4820 - Challenges in Climate Change and Energy, Fall 2017
PSC 5500/6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems & Climate, Spring 2017
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2017
CEE, PSC 5003, 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2017
PSC 4820 - Challenges in Climate Change and Energy, Fall 2016
PSC 6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems & Climate, Spring 2016
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2016
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2016
PSC 5500,6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems & Climate, Spring 2015
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2015
CEE,PSC 5003,6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2015
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2015
PSC 6500 - Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems & Climate, Spring 2014
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2014
CEE,PSC 5003,6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2014
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2014
USU 1360 - Integrated Physical Science, Spring 2013
PSC 5500,6500 - Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Spring 2013
CEE,PSC 5003,6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2013
PSC 6890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Fall 2012
PSC 7890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Fall 2012
CEE,PSC 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2012
CEE/PSC 6003 - Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, Spring 2012
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Environmental Physics, Spring 2012
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2012
PSC 6820 - ENVIRON BIOPHYSICS, Spring 2011
HONR 1360 - IPS CLIMATE CHANGE (H)(BPS), Spring 2011
PSC 5003 - REMOTE SENSING OF LAND SURFACE, Spring 2011
PSC 6003 - REMOTE SENSING OF LAND SURFACE, Spring 2011
CEE 5003 - RS OF LAND SURFACES, Spring 2011
CEE 6003 - RS OF LAND SURFACES, Spring 2011

Graduate Students Mentored

Matthew Miksch, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2016
Sebastian Los, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2015