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Central Sierra Snow Laboratory basin

United States. Cooperative Snow Investigations.

Central Sierra Snow Laboratory basin

terrain characteristics.

by United States. Cooperative Snow Investigations.

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Published by South Pacific Division, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Snow.,
  • Physical geography -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUnited States. Cooperative Snow Investigations. Technical report -- no. 4A.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, [55] p.
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14259130M

    Local Sierra snowpack holding % of average water; Tahoe basin at % of normal snow; First snow survey of the season: 97% of average near Echo Summit, 90% of average in Sierra. summer streamflow. The snowpack in the mountainous West, and specifically in the central Sierra Nevada has been measured since the early s. Currently the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the California State Cooperative Snow Survey program measure snow in the Sierra Nevada and keep long term records of the snowpack.

    Mountains. Similarly, measurements from snow evaporation pans at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory in California measured annual sublimation at only 25–35 mm or 2–3% of total ablation over the snow season (West and Knoerr, ). More recent work in this area has focused on the snowpack energy balance over. Great Basin Station Great Basin Station. The Great Basin Station is an old, renovated US Forest Service research facility. The Station has a rich history, and is considered by many to be the cradle of world-wide rangeland and watershed research. The Station is nestled in a spruce/fir/aspen forest on the eastern edge of the Great Basin.

    The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of snow survey products include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning. More About Snow Surveys. Streamflow forecasts, reservoir storage, surface water. Snowbasin Resort is an all-season recreation resort located in Huntsville, Utah, less than 35 miles North of Salt Lake City. Top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts, and Grooming, it has one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City area and downtown Ogden.


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Located at Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada, the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory is a research field station of UC Berkeley specializing in snow physics, snow hydrology, meteorology, climatology, and instrument design.

Built in by the (then) U.S. Weather Bureau and Army Corps of Engineers, it is administered by UC Berkeley's California Biodiversity Center.

See Central Sierra ski resorts' open/closed operating status, upper mountain and Central Sierra Snow Laboratory basin book mountain base depths, number of open lifts, and total amount of open acreage.

Click the weather icon for a detailed weather forecast of any Central Sierra ski resort or visit a resort’s “Full Report” for additional snow report information. Norden, California. Central Sierra Snow Lab Weather Station If you've been here before, click reload or update to refresh the graphs.

Weather station at Central Sierra Snow Lab. Updated every 10 minutes. If your browser is Javascript enabled, updates will occur every 10 minutes. (Otherwise, click reload button to update.).

A major advance for scientific research into the Sierra Nevada snowpack would come in when U.S. Weather Bureau physicist Dr. Robert W. Gerdel (right) was directed to build the Central Sierra Snow Research Laboratory at Soda Springs (near Donner Pass).

During World War II, government officials recognized the need to improve the management. See posts, photos and more on Facebook.

The combined April 1 snow water equivalent of through -- years when California was in an intense drought -- added up to only 92 percent of this year's April 1 measurement.

In much of the Central Sierra, snow lies 25 feet deep (8 meters). In some high mountain basins, it's deeper than 80 feet (24 meters). A major advance for scientific research into the Sierra Nevada snowpack came in when U.S. Weather Bureau physicist Dr.

Robert W. Gerdel was directed to build the Central Sierra Snow Research Laboratory at Soda Springs. 6 The Central Sierra Snow Laboratory is situated at 6, feet in elevation and located just west of the Sierra Crest near Donner Summit in the Yuba River basin. Much of California receives less than 24 inches of precipitation annually, in fact, one.

Central Sierra Snow Laboratory - Donner Summ Precipitation- Water Years 0 20 40 60 80 1 11 43 7 1 5 inches. it Annual. Between andwork at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory generated much of our fundamental knowledge about snow physics and hydrology.

Continuing research by the U.S. Forest Service and many cooperating agencies improved our understanding of forest-snow interactions, snow chemistry, physics ofwet snow, snowmelt modeling, and mountain.

Osterhuber, 45, is Director of the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory atop Donner Summit. Understanding the seasonal, spatial, and physical variations of snow packs and alpine watershed climatic regimes is essential if California water managers are to have sufficient resiliency to cope with climatic change.

The Central Sierra Field Research Stations—CSFRS is a regional group of University of California, Berkeley field research & education reserves located on both sides of the crest of the Sierra Nevada range, north of Lake Tahoe in California.

Several of the University of California Natural Reserve System—UCNRS reserves in the Central Sierra Field Research. Central sierra Snow Laboratory (CSSL) Upper Columbia Snow Laboratory (USCL) Willamette Basin Snow Laboratory (WBSL) Currently there are hundreds of snow hydrology labs and sensing devices placed throughout the world.

As ofevery continent was under observation with the exception of Antarctica. This Site was known as the Castle Creek Drainage of the Tahoe National Forest, the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory Project, and the Castle Creek Snow Project.

Starting inthe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) obtained acres through leases from James Sherritt and Dorothy Agnes Linn ( acres), the Southern Pacific Land Company. Church made many important contributions to snow and water management and he is deservedly revered as the “Father of Snow Surveying”.

A major advance came in when U.S. Weather Bureau physicist Dr. Robert W. Gerdel was directed to build the Central Sierra Snow Research Laboratory at Soda Springs. Find the latest snow reports for Sierra Nevada mountains, updated daily throughout the winter season with new snow totals for the last day or three days.

See Sierra Nevada ski resorts' open/closed operating status, upper mountain and lower mountain base depths, number of open lifts, and total amount of open acreage. The Trip “To anyone with a practiced eye it was apparent from the very outset that this year’s outing was to be one of the finest.” Thus began the report on the Sierra Club High Trip to Lake Basin and the Kings Canyon high country (Sierra Club Bulletin Vol.

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The central and southern Sierra readings are 32 inches. As the eastern slope of the mile-long Sierra Nevada merges with the western edge of the Great Basin, desert valleys of long summers and snow-spangled mountains of long winters lie side by side.

The region's unique features include altitudes ranging from 2, feet at Redrock Canyon to 14, feet at the top of Mount Whitney; the merging of /5(5).