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[pct-l] Sierra Nature Notes
- Subject: [pct-l] Sierra Nature Notes
- From: email@example.com (David hiking PCNST in bits)
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:31:18 -0800 (PST)
Some items of interest to hikers here, especially the promised one on
giardia; on the other hand, most through-hikers will probably choose to get
along without the Yosemite Flora:
>> Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:47:36 -0800
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> From: George Durkee
>> Two new articles have just been posted at Sierra Nature Notes, the online
>> journal of natural history news in the Sierra
>> California's history and wealth is inextricably tied to getting Sierra water
>> to its large cities and crops.Tapping the Sierra Nevada Reservoir by David
>> Carle, author of Drowning the Dream, California's Water Choices at the
>> Millennium, writes a short history of this gargantuan effort. What
>> a snowflake after it falls in Yosemite? How does it get to your
>>water tap and
>> where doesn't it go as a result of that diversion?
>> In Monitoring snow from the beach in San Diego: Automatic snow
>>sensors in the
>> Sierra, Scripps Institution of Oceanography hydroclimatology researcher
>> Jessica Lundquist describes how that same snowflake is measured, remotely,
>> from her lab in San Diego. Jessica describes how the hundreds of remote snow
>> and rain gauges in the Sierra are built and work to send data on snow depth
>> and water runoff to the California Department of Water Resources--or anyone
>> else who wants to see what the snow depth and temperature are at Tuolumne
>> Meadows and elsewhere in the Sierra.. She also tells about her cutting edge
>> project helping to develop a sensor that uses cosmic rays to do
>>the same thing
>> but with less intrusive instrumentation.
>> Coming soon: Giardia, scourge of Sierran water or overhyped health problem?
>> Naturalist's Book of the Month:
>> An Illustrated Flora of Yosemite National Park by Stephen Botti
>> Walter Sydoriak (artist). This is the first comprehensive Yosemite
>>flora to be
>> written in decades. Not only does it have detailed descriptions of
>> known to occur in Yosemite--their habitat, when they flower and where each
>> plant can be found--but over 1,000 watercolors and line drawings make this
>> flora a breathtaking work of art as well. A tad expensive, it's worth every
>> penny and is highly recommended for anyone with a serious interest in the
>> plants of the central Sierra. The Flora is published by the Yosemite
>> Association and available at their online store. Drop by to check out their
>> other great guides and natural history books (www.yosemite.org).
>> So, click on over to Sierra Nature Notes and browse our articles
>>and news. If
>> you have any cool wildlife sightings from you own strolls in the Sierra,
>> please send them to me.
>> Thank you for your continued interest in Sierra Nature Notes.
>> George Durkee
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