2011 News

November  2011

California Researchers Expand ‘Intelligent Water Infrastructures Initiative’

07 Nov 2011 - In the Sierra Nevada, wireless sensor nodes are transmitting data indicating the amount of snow that has fallen or melted, as well as...

September  2011

Southern Sierra CZO to make more than 20 presentations at the 2011 Fall AGU Meeting

23 Sep 2011 - We will be giving presentations every day at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Dec 5-9

August  2011

Barbara Boxer touts clean energy in UC Merced visit

26 Aug 2011 - The UC Merced campus received a rare visit on the first day of classes. As Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer walked through the Sierra Nevada...

Senator Barbara Boxer visits Sierra Nevada Research Center & learns about the Southern Sierra CZO

24 Aug 2011 - UC Merced received its first visit by a U.S. senator Wednesday, as Sen. Barbara Boxer met with Chancellor Dorothy Leland, learned about the work of...

Better water management in forecast

18 Aug 2011 - In a remarkable outdoor laboratory in the Sierra, a team of researchers led by UC Merced hydrologist Roger Bales is using sensors to gather a mother...

Getting to the root of California’s water cycle

02 Aug 2011 - What winter brings to the Sierra Nevada determines, more than anything, how much water can be tapped in summer by California’s communities and...

July  2011

Getting to the root of the water cycle

26 Jul 2011 - In a remarkable outdoor laboratory in the Sierra, UC Merced and UC Berkeley researchers use sensors to gather a mother lode of data to greatly...

April  2011

Video: Wireless snow measurement system featured in “Around California Part 1”

29 Apr 2011 - The wireless snow measurement system is discussed in a 3-minute long video segment, starting at 21:10. the video was created by the UC Berkeley...

March  2011

Snow Surveys of the Future. Link to radio program or listen below

30 Mar 2011 - This week's survey of the Sierra snowpack found the state's "frozen reservoir" bursting with water content -- 165 percent of normal for this time of...

Sierra’s rain-snow zone promises water insight

20 Mar 2011 - SHAVER LAKE -- In a pounding rain, scientist Matt Meadows skis toward a cluster of snow sensors. The temperature dips, rain turns to sleet, then snow....

Wireless sensors may measure snowpack more precisely, improve water shares

17 Mar 2011 - Accuracy can be key when planning for the future. It’s a truth that Central Valley farmers know too well, yet rarely receive from the unpredictable...

Wireless sensors improve snowpack measurements

10 Mar 2011 - More than half of the water used in California for farming and drinking and other everyday uses comes by way of runoff from the Sierra Nevada, and...

Wireless sensors to improve Sierra snowpack measurements

04 Mar 2011 - More than half of the water used in California for farming and drinking and other everyday uses comes by way of runoff from the Sierra Nevada, and...

UC Merced develops wireless sensors for snowpack measuring

03 Mar 2011 - Measuring the amount of snow in the Sierra Nevada and then predicting how much runoff there will be as it melts during the spring and summer is an...

UC Merced prof designs sensor system to measure snowpack depth and other water issues

03 Mar 2011 - More than half of the water used in California for farming, drinking and other everyday uses comes from Sierra Nevada runoff, according to a...

Wireless sensors to improve Sierra snowpack measurements

03 Mar 2011 - MERCED, March 3, 2011 - More than half of the water used in California for farming and drinking and other everyday uses comes by way of runoff from...

February  2011

Water Sense - CITRIS MOTES and Wireless Networks Deployed to Help Monitor and Manage California’s Wa

23 Feb 2011 - Water is California’s most precious resource. Where it flows, agriculture, natural habitats, culture, and industries all thrive; beyond...

New Technology Enables UC Scientists to Predict Water Levels in Snow

10 Feb 2011 - UC Merced Professor Roger Bales realizes that California has a dire problem: a water problem. According to Bales, California is currently in a...

January  2011

Wireless networks could improve water forecasting

05 Jan 2011 - A new wireless data collection system deployed at Duncan Peak, located near the town of Foresthill on the Middle Fork of the American River basin,...

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