Nov 18 2010 - Water Team Field Trip
SNAMP hosted a field trip with the Water Team scientists on November 18, 2010. A primary goal of this field trip was to inform SNAMP participants and other interested parties about the research questions and methods used by the UC water team to study the effects of US Forest Service fuels treatment projects on water quantity and quality. The team demonstrated how the newly upgraded embedded sensor network, which employs the state-of-the-art wireless technology, measures the variability of snow depth and soil moisture across the landscape and arrives at quantitative basin-scale estimates. This Duncan Peak instrument cluster is also a prototype for a new, broader water-information system for Sierra Nevada snowpack and water cycle.
Summary notes from this fieldtrip can be found here.