I won the Tison award from the International Association of Hydrological Sciences for best paper from a young scholar (under 41 years of age). This article served as the first chapter of my dissertation. The second chapter was published, also by the Hydrological Sciences Journal, and the third is still in revisions.
Thanks to all who helped make this happen. Particularly, my chair Heejun Chang, and my dissertation committee members Alida Cantor and Wayne Wakeland.