USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

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Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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The Tahoe Climate Information Management System (TahoeClim)

Principal Investigators:
Kelly T. Redmond, Desert Research Institute
Geoff Schladow, University of California-Davis

Proposal [pdf]

Final Report [pdf]

Project Summary

This project addressed SNPLMA Round 10 Subtheme 3c, understanding basin meteorology and the issue of improving access to meteorological data to support research and decision-making in the basin. The main deliverable for this project is a website called Tahoeclim housed at the Desert Research Institute. Tahoeclim aggregates meteorological and climatological data for the basin that were previously accessed through a variety of different sites or unavailable online.

Tahoeclim provides access to:

  1. Station data from a variety of networks in the basin
  2. Real-time and daily updated maps of weather/climate information
  3. Links to a variety of tools for data analysis
  4. Archived highresolution Weather Research and Forecasting model output for the basin
  5. A guide on using data from the Tahoeclim site.

The project was developed in response to identified needs for recognizing past and current meteorological measurement efforts and compiling them into a publically available database for the Tahoe Basin, as well as the need for support of air quality monitoring, burn day decisions, and understanding climate variability and watershed runoff process.