American Climate Prospectus Houser, T, R. Kopp, S. Hsiang, R. Muir-Wood, K. Larsen, D.J. Rasmussen, M. Delgado, A. Jina, S. Mohan, P. Wilson, M. Mastrandrea, and J. Rising, 2015: Economic Risks of Climate Change: an American Prospectus. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Amazon, Columbia Press

Press Coverage: NYT, Economist, FT, Bloomberg, NPR, WSJ, WP, Nat Geo

Cited by President Barack Obama’s 2016 Federal Budget



Dissertation Cover

Coastal Defense in an Era of Sea-Level Rise: Science, Politics, and Decision-Making (2020) (Dissertation) Princeton University, 231 pp. PDF



Working Papers

D.J. Rasmussen, R.E. Kopp, M. Oppenheimer, et al. Coastal flood protection megaprojects in an era of sea-level rise: politically feasible strategies or Army Corps fantasies? PDF

Peer-Reviewed Publications

D.J. Rasmussen, S. Kulp, R.E. Kopp, M. Oppenheimer, and B. Strauss, submitted: Climate scientists may misrepresent future flood risks using popular extreme sea level metrics. PDF

Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier

D.J. Rasmussen, R.E. Kopp, R. Shwom, and M. Oppenheimer, 2020: The political complexity of coastal flood risk reduction: lessons for climate adaptation public works in the U.S. Earth’s Future. doi:10.1029/2020EF001575 PDF

D.J. Rasmussen, M.K. Buchanan, R.E. Kopp, and M. Oppenheimer, 2020: A flood damage allowance framework for coastal protection with deep uncertainty in sea-level rise. Earth’s Future. doi:10.1029/2019EF001340 PDF

Press Coverage: PU

T. Frederikse, M.K. Buchanan, E. Lambert, R.E. Kopp, M. Oppenheimer, D.J. Rasmussen, and R.S.W. van de Wal, 2020: Antarctic Ice Sheet and emission scenario controls on 21st-century extreme sea-level changes. Nature Comm. 10.1038/s41467-019-14049-6 PDF

Sandy-like Floods NYC

D.J. Rasmussen, K. Bittermann, M.K. Buchanan, S. Kulp, B.H. Strauss, R.E. Kopp, and M. Oppenheimer, 2018: Extreme sea level implications of 1.5 °C, 2.0 °C, and 2.5 °C temperature stabilization targets in the 21st and 22nd century. Environ. Res. Lett. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaac87 PDF, CODE

Press Coverage: PU, NYT Sea Level and Population


Hsiang, S.M., R.E. Kopp, A.S. Jina, J. Rising, M. Delgado, S. Mohan, D.J. Rasmussen, R. Muir-Wood, P. Wilson, M. Oppenheimer, K. Larsen and T. Houser, 2017: Economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science. doi:10.1126/science.aal4369 LINK, DATA SET, CODE

Press Coverage: NYT, Front Page, Economist, MJ, The Atlantic, NPR, WP, AP, PAW

Altmetric’s Top 100 Research Findings of 2017

Blog Post

NYT Front Page

D.J. Rasmussen, M. Meinshausen, and R.E. Kopp, 2016: Probability-weighted ensembles of U.S. county-level climate projections for climate risk analysis. J. Appl. Met. Clim. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0302.1 PDF, DATA SET, CODE

Press Coverage: NYT, Front Page

Most-read JAMC article in 2016-2017

R.E. Kopp, R. Horton, C.M. Little, J.X. Mitrovica, M. Oppenheimer, D.J. Rasmussen, B.H. Strauss, and C. Tebaldi, 2014: Probabilistic 21st and 22nd century sea-level rise projections at a global network of tide gauge sites. Earth’s Future. doi:10.1002/2014EF000239 LINK

Second Most-Cited Earth’s Future Article

D.J. Rasmussen, J. Hu, A. Mahmud, and M.J. Kleeman, 2013: The ozone climate penalty: past, present, and future. Environ. Sci. Technol. doi:10.1021/es403446m PDF

D.J. Rasmussen, A.M. Fiore, V. Naik, L.W. Horowitz, M.G. Schultz, and S.J. McGinnis, 2012: Surface ozone-temperature relationships in the eastern US: A monthly climatology for evaluating chemistry-climate models Atmos. Environ. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.021 PDF, DATA SET

D.J. Rasmussen, T. Holloway, and G.F. Nemet, 2011: Opportunities and Challenges in Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Wind Energy – A Critical Comparison of Wind Speed Projections in California. Environ. Res. Lett. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024008 PDF

Press Coverage: ERW



Nopmongcol, U., J. Johnson, B. Brashers, D.J. Rasmussen, T. Shah, J. Zagunis, Z. Liu, R. Morris, T. Pollock, W. Allan. 2015. Formation of Secondary PM2.5 in the Capital Region Study. Prepared for Environmental and Sustainable Resource Development, Edmonton, AB. Canada. PDF

Johnson, J., G. Wilson, D.J. Rasmussen, G. Yarwood. 2015. Daily Near Real-Time Ozone Modeling for Texas. Prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX.

Kemball-Cook, S., T. Pavlovic, J. Johnson, L. Parker, D.J. Rasmussen, J. Zagunis, L. Ma, G. Yarwood. 2014. Analysis of Wildfire Impacts on High Ozone Days in Houston, Beaumont, and Dallas-Fort Worth During 2012 and 2013. Prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX.

Houser, T., R. Kopp, S. Hsiang, R. Muir-Wood, K. Larsen, D.J. Rasmussen, M. Delgado, A. Jina, S. Mohan, P. Wilson, M. Mastrandrea, and J. Rising, 2014: American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States. Oakland, CA: Rhodium Group, 194 pp. Link

D.J. Rasmussen and M.J. Kleeman, 2012: Parallel Acceleration of CALPUFF using MPICH-2. Final Report to the California Air Resources Board. ARB Contract 11-760. PDF, CODE



The ozone climate penalty: Past, present, and future. (2013) (Master’s thesis) University of California-Davis, 24 pp. PDF

An analysis of climate change impacts on future wind energy production in California (2009) (Undergraduate thesis) The University of Wisconsin, 70 pp. PDF


Other Writing

Environmental policy change

A probabilistic framework for homeowner flood insurance cost-benefit analysis under rising seas (Paper for CEE 460 at Princeton University; May 2016) PDF

A flood of attention: the rise and fall of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act (Paper for WWS 521 at Princeton University; January 2016) PDF

Does divided government matter? The Clean Air Act and the Keystone XL Pipeline (Paper for WWS 521 at Princeton University; October 2015) PDF

WRF-ARW wind energy wake study

In the wake of the wind: Can wind turbine parameterizations in WRF improve estimates of power production by future offshore wind farms in California? (Project for ATM 270B at University of California-Davis; March 2013) PDF

Regional aerosol climate forcing review

Regional climate response to changes in U.S. aerosol pollution: a review (Project for CEE 289A at University of California-Davis; June 2012) PDF