Climate variability and change in mountain environments: some implications for water resources and water quality in the Sierra Nevada (USA)
- Early Spring, Severe Frost Events, and Drought Induce Rapid Carbon Loss in High Elevation Meadows. Arnold, Chelsea; Ghezzehei, Teamrat A.; Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw // PLoS ONE;Sep2014, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1
By the end of the 20th century, the onset of spring in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California has been occurring on average three weeks earlier than historic records. Superimposed on this trend is an increase in the presence of highly anomalous â€œextremeâ€ years, where spring...
- The Impact of Cattle Grazing in High Elevation Sierra Nevada Mountain Meadows over Widely Variable Annual Climatic Conditions. Myers, Lindsey; Whited, Brenda // Journal of Environmental Protection;Aug2012 Supplement, Vol. 3 Issue s1, p823
The impact of summer cattle grazing on water quality during three very different climatic years in the Sierra Nevada was investigated. Water year 2009 had near normal precipitation; 2010 had late precipitation and snowmelt; and 2011 had 150% above normal precipitation. Surface waters were tested...
- Stream temperature sensitivity to climate warming in California's Sierra Nevada: impacts to coldwater habitat. Null, Sarah; Viers, Joshua; Deas, Michael; Tanaka, Stacy; Mount, Jeffrey // Climatic Change;Jan2013, Vol. 116 Issue 1, p149
Water temperature influences the distribution, abundance, and health of aquatic organisms in stream ecosystems, so understanding the impacts of climate warming on stream temperature will help guide management and restoration. This study assesses climate warming impacts on stream temperatures in...
- Water quality response to the Angora Fire, Lake Tahoe, California. Oliver, Allison; Reuter, John; Heyvaert, Alan; Dahlgren, Randy // Biogeochemistry;Nov2012, Vol. 111 Issue 1-3, p361
The Angora Fire (summer of 2007) was the largest and most severe wildfire in recent history within the Lake Tahoe basin of the Sierra Nevada. To determine the watershed response and to assess the potential for downstream impacts of nutrient and sediment delivery to Lake Tahoe, we monitored the...
- Erratum to: Climate variability and change in mountain environments: some implications for water resources and water quality in the Sierra Nevada (USA). Costa-Cabral, Mariza; Coats, Robert; Reuter, John; Riverson, John; Sahoo, Goloka; Schladow, Geoffrey; Wolfe, Brent; Roy, Sujoy; Chen, Limin // Climatic Change;Jan2013, Vol. 116 Issue 1, p15
A correction to the article "Climate variability and change in mountain environments: some implications for water resources and water quality in the Sierra Nevada (USA)" that was published in the November 30, 2012 issue is presented.
- CALIFORNIA/NEVADA. Watson, Jay // Wilderness Society's Quarterly Newsletter;Winter2000/2001, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p5
Updates on the status of the Wilderness Society's 'Range of Light' project aimed to create a system of wildland reserves throughout the Sierra Nevada. Partnership with the Trust for Public Land in the Yuba and Rubicon River watersheds; Use of software to help in setting protection priorities.
- CHAPTER 5: The Sierra Nevada. // Weather Extremes of the West;2005, p92
Chapter 5 of the book "Weather Extremes in the West" is presented. An overview of the weather and climate in the Sierra Nevada region in California and Nevada, as well as the climate graph and climate characteristics of the region are discussed. It highlights several extreme, historic and unique...
- Minimical climatic control on erosion rates in the Sierra Nevada, California. Riebe, Clifford S.; Kirchner, James W.; Granger, Darryl E.; Finkel, Robert C. // Geology;May2001, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p447
Examines minimal climatic control on erosion rates in Sierra Nevada, California. Speculations on the relationship among precipitation, temperature and erosion rates; Usage of cosmogenic nuclides; Measurement of long term erosion rates.
- CHANGES IN SNOWFALL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA OF CALIFORNIA SINCE 1916. Christy, John R.; Hnilo, Justin J. // Energy & Environment;2010, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p223
A time series (1916-2009) of annual snowfall totals for Huntington Lake (HL, elev. 2141 m) in the southern Sierra Nevada of California is reconstructed. A reconstruction is (a) necessary because HL data after 1972 are mostly missing and (b) possible because nearby stations reveal high...