UC Merced Professor Roger Bales explains the research being done in the Sierra Nevada on the Portuguese TV show "Parques Nacionais."
Using satellites and sensors to project California's water supply. Think of the Sierra Nevada as California's water tower. Sixty percent or more of our water comes from this mountain range. This episode of Onward California follows Roger Bales, director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced, into the mountains to measure the water and geochemical balance of the landscape. The impact of climate change on California's water supply is more than an environmental concern -- it's at the forefront of economic sustainability
Sierra Nevada Research Institute Director Roger Bales talks about shifts in the earth's temperatures.
Sierra Nevada Research Institute Director Roger Bales talks about predicting Sierra water flows.
Sierra Nevada Research Institute Director Roger Bales discusses impacts of forest management on climate warming.
Roger Bales, Professor of Engineering at UC Merced and Director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, talks about big data and mountain water supplies at Data Innovation Day: Visualizing The Environment on January 24, 2013 at UC Berkeley.
The trailer ends with video of Professor Bales overlooking a watershed in the Sierra Nevada.
The planned Grasslands-Vernal Pools Natural Reserve is spotlighted in this video created to be shown on KVIE Public Television.
Park leaders took part in UC Merced's second National Parks Institute Executive Leadership Seminar at which they discussed effective leadership training for stewarding the world's natural and cultural heritage. Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist E.O. Wilson and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will be among those presenting.
Scientists in UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute are conducting important research into a vital region of our state, including finding new ways of measuring the snowpack and other factors that affect the flow of water out of the mountains.