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Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting 2016: Presentation PDF's

  • Yosemite Lodge, Garden Terrace Room 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA, 95389 United States (map)


Conference Presentations 

The following materials are PDF's of presentation slides from the event, listed in alphabetical author order.

Updates from the State Climate Office
Mike Anderson, CA State Climate Office - Sacramento
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Effects of the 2013 Rim Fire on Sediment Storage, Large Wood Storage, and Vegetation Establishment in the Hetch Hetchy Reach of the Tuolumne
John Bair et al., McBain & Associates - Arcata
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Observations from Drought in the Southern Sierra
Roger Bales, UC Merced
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Managed Wildfire Effects on the Drought Resilience of Yosemite’s
Illilouette Creek Basin

Gabrielle Boisramé, UC Berkeley
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Unusual Warmth in the Central Sierra Nevada during the Last 5 Years
Dan Cayan et al., Scripps Institution of Oceanography - San Diego
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Tallying Up the California Drought
Mike Dettinger, US Geological Survey - Carson City
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Refining Regional Recharge Estimates: Considering the Water Balance and Recharge Process
Alan Flint and Lorrie Flint, USGS California Water Science Center - Sacramento
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Development of a California-wide Soil Moisture Monitoring Strategy, and Application to the Hetch Hetchy Watershed
Lorrie Flint et al., USGS California Water Science Center - Sacramento
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Instrumentation and Telemetry Network Roundtable
Harrison Forester and Jim Roche, Moderators
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Interactions Between Hydroclimate and Soil Properties Control the Risk for Altered Hydrologic Partitioning from Changing Snowmelt in the Sierra Nevada
Adrian Harpold, Univ. of Nevada - Reno
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Sagehen Creek Experimental Watershed: Measuring Hydrologic Stores and Fluxes and the Northern-End of the Sierra Nevada
Adrian Harpold, Univ. of Nevada - Reno
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Climatic Limitations on Woody Biomass and Production along a 2300m Elevation Gradient
Anne Kelly, UC Merced
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Evaluation of Catchment Pairs and the Seasonal Effects of Drought on Source Water in Forested Mountain Streams
Sarah Martin & Martha Conklin, UC Merced
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Linking Evaporative Demand Surplus and Precipitation Deficits to Multi-Year Streamflow Drought in California
Dan McEvoy et al., Desert Research Institute - Reno
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Sierra Nevada Climate Summary, No Nina & the End of the World?
Kelly Redmond, Western Regional Climate Center - Reno
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Recapping the 2015-16 El Nino Event and Examining the 2016-17 Winter Outlook
Scott Rowe, National Weather Service - Hanford
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Variability in Sierra Nevada Forest Water Sources During a Severe Drought
Melissa Thaw, UC Merced
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About the Event

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The annual Yosemite Hydroclimate Meeting is scheduled for Oct. 5-6, 2016.  This year we will meet in the Garden Terrace Room (instead of the Cliff Room) adjacent to Yosemite Lodge from 9:00 to 5:00 on the 5th and 8:00 to noon on the 6th.  Note that this year we are shifting a day forward, and meet on Wednesday and Thursday.  This conference is an excellent opportunity to describe your work in Yosemite National Park as well as the greater Sierra Nevada region.  In light of the likely La Nina event, the suggested conference theme is "Effects of multiple below-average years."  While we saw some relief from drought in 2015-16, we have experienced more than a normal series of very dry winters.  In essence, what is important about this "new" precipitation pattern, how does it stress the system, and how do we respond as researchers, ecosystem monitors, and managers?

However, as usual, the conference is always a forum to present a broad range of climate-related topics from meteorology to mammal and bird populations.  If you would like to contribute a talk, please send the organizers a title and a 250-word abstract summarizing your presentation by Sept 15. As in the past, most of the talks will be scheduled for 20 min. and additional time for will be allocated for discussion (questions, research or management implications) at the end of some talks, or at the end of the session. We will attempt to accommodate requests for additional time or pairing of talks, as feasible. 

Additionally, the first 60 or 90 minutes on Thursday morning will be allocated to a roundtable discussing instrument and monitoring network updates.  The focus will be to keep Park staff informed, allow us to share resources and opportunities, and focus our thinking, interpretations, and research goals.

 Please contact either of the event organizers if you have any questions or suggestions.

Event Organizers

Bruce McGurk,, 925-698-4683

Mike Dettinger,, 858-822-1507