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]


Peer-Reviewed Publications

T.H.J. Hermans, V. Malagon-Santos, C.A. Katsman, R.A. Jane, D.J. Rasmussen, M. Haasnoot, G.G. Garner, R.E. Kopp, M. Oppenheimer, and A.B.A. Slangen. The Timing of Decreasing Coastal Flood Protection Due to Sea-Level Rise. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-023-01616-5 [PDF]

Press Coverage: [NCC] [Phys.Org]

D.J. Rasmussen, R.E. Kopp, and M. Oppenheimer, 2023: Coastal flood protection megaprojects in an era of sea-level rise: politically feasible strategies or Army Corps fantasies? Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. [PDF] [ARCHIVE DOCS]

Press Coverage: [PU]

[ASCE Editor’s Choice]

D.J. Rasmussen, S. Kulp, R.E. Kopp, M. Oppenheimer, and B. Strauss, 2022: Popular extreme sea level metrics can better communicate impacts. Climatic Change. doi:10.1007/s10584-021-03288-6 [PDF]

B. Strauss, S. Kulp, D.J. Rasmussen, and A. Levermann, 2021: Unprecedented threats to cities from multi-century sea level rise. Environmental Research Letters. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac2e6b [PDF]

Press Coverage: [The Guardian], [Yahoo News], [Der Spiegel]

C. Tebaldi, R. Ranasinghe, M. Vousdoukas, D.J. Rasmussen, B. Vega-Westhoff, E. Kirezci, R.E. Kopp, R. Sriver, and L. Mentaschi, 2021: Extreme Sea Levels at Different Global Warming Levels. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01127-1 [PDF]

Press Coverage: [Forbes], [Yahoo News], [PNNL], []

Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier

D.J. Rasmussen, R.E. Kopp, R. Shwom, and M. Oppenheimer, 2021: 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]

Press Coverage: [PU]

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]

[Cited in President Biden’s 2023 CEA Report of the President]

[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]


Dissertation and Theses

Dissertation Cover

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

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]