Study: How Climate Change is Affecting Sierra Nevada Lakes

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Study: How Climate Change is Affecting Sierra Nevada Lakes

Post by notis » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:05 am

I've got a backlog of trip reports to post (!), but in the meantime, check out this article:

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/how-climat ... ada-lakes/

The first two paragraphs:

"Scientists at the University of California, Davis, are taking the temperature — and other measurements — of lakes of all sizes and shapes throughout the mountains of California to see how climate change is affecting them and what, perhaps, can be done about it.

A study published this month in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters shows that, despite rapidly warming air temperatures, spring snowpack is the biggest predictor of summer warming in small Sierra Nevada lakes."








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Re: Study: How Climate Change is Affecting Sierra Nevada Lakes

Post by rightstar76 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:20 pm

Thanks notis for sharing this article! Also, this:

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/environm ... world-now/
If you've been backpacking anytime in the last few years, you feel it," said Dr. Steve Sadro, a limnologist at the University of California, Davis department of environmental science and policy, told a crowd last Thursday night.

"We're living in a climate change affected world now," he continued. "I think that's really an important point to make. You can feel these things — you can look out the window and see these effects. Things are different now than they were 30 years ago."
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And there's another challenge: money.

"The funny thing about these projects is funding is very irregular for them, and so we're left often times to cobble together funding from multiple sources," he said. "Sometimes there are gap years where we struggle to keep the record alive."
It's challenging to get funding for this type of work when much of the funding for science departments at universities comes from the fossil fuel industry. I admire scientists like Dr. Sadro who do their best to get the truth out even in the face of adversity.

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Re: Study: How Climate Change is Affecting Sierra Nevada Lakes

Post by notis » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 pm

So interesting...thanks for sharing that other article.

How fun would it be to do this work? (Money challenges aside--that instability is NOT fun.)

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