A twenty-first-century california observing network for monitoring extreme weather events

A. B. White, M. L. Anderson, M. D. Dettinger, F. M. Ralph, A. Hinojosa, D. R. Cayan, R. K. Hartman, D. W. Reynolds, L. E. Johnson, T. L. Schneider, R. Cifelli, Z. Tóth, S. I. Gutman, C. W. King, F. Gehrke, P. E. Johnston, C. Walls, D. Mann, D. J. Gottas, T. Coleman

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Abstract

During Northern Hemisphere winters, the West Coast of North America is battered by extratropical storms. The impact of these storms is of paramount concern to California, where aging water supply and flood protection infrastructures are challenged by increased standards for urban flood protection, an unusually variable weather regime, and projections ofclimate change. Additionally, there are inherent conflicts between releasing water to provide flood protection and storing water to meet requirements for the water supply, water quality, hydropower generation, water temperature and flow for at-risk species, and recreation. To improve reservoir management and meet the increasing demands on water, improved forecasts of precipitation, especially during extreme events, are required. Here, the authors describe how California is addressing their most important and costliest environmental issue-water management-in part, by installing a state-of-the-art observing system to better track the area's most severe wintertime storms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1603
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Monitoring
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water supply
Water supply
Water
extreme event
environmental issue
Reservoir management
water
water management
water flow
Northern Hemisphere
Water management
water temperature
infrastructure
Water quality
Coastal zones
water quality

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White, A. B., Anderson, M. L., Dettinger, M. D., Ralph, F. M., Hinojosa, A., Cayan, D. R., ... Coleman, T. (2013). A twenty-first-century california observing network for monitoring extreme weather events. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(8), 1585-1603. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00217.1

A twenty-first-century california observing network for monitoring extreme weather events. / White, A. B.; Anderson, M. L.; Dettinger, M. D.; Ralph, F. M.; Hinojosa, A.; Cayan, D. R.; Hartman, R. K.; Reynolds, D. W.; Johnson, L. E.; Schneider, T. L.; Cifelli, R.; Tóth, Z.; Gutman, S. I.; King, C. W.; Gehrke, F.; Johnston, P. E.; Walls, C.; Mann, D.; Gottas, D. J.; Coleman, T.

In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 30, No. 8, 2013, p. 1585-1603.

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White, AB, Anderson, ML, Dettinger, MD, Ralph, FM, Hinojosa, A, Cayan, DR, Hartman, RK, Reynolds, DW, Johnson, LE, Schneider, TL, Cifelli, R, Tóth, Z, Gutman, SI, King, CW, Gehrke, F, Johnston, PE, Walls, C, Mann, D, Gottas, DJ & Coleman, T 2013, 'A twenty-first-century california observing network for monitoring extreme weather events', Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 1585-1603. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00217.1
White, A. B. ; Anderson, M. L. ; Dettinger, M. D. ; Ralph, F. M. ; Hinojosa, A. ; Cayan, D. R. ; Hartman, R. K. ; Reynolds, D. W. ; Johnson, L. E. ; Schneider, T. L. ; Cifelli, R. ; Tóth, Z. ; Gutman, S. I. ; King, C. W. ; Gehrke, F. ; Johnston, P. E. ; Walls, C. ; Mann, D. ; Gottas, D. J. ; Coleman, T. / A twenty-first-century california observing network for monitoring extreme weather events. In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 30, No. 8. pp. 1585-1603.
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