SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY AND WATERSHED SCIENCE JOURNAL: Analyses of large storms and atmospheric rivers; Evaluations of fish surveys; Impacts of predator species on juvenile salmon; Alternative juvenile salmon production estimate approaches

RESEARCH Hourly Analyses of the Large Storms and Atmospheric Rivers that Provide Most of California’s Precipitation in Only 10 to 100 Hours per Year Maryam A. Lamjiri, Michael D. Dettinger, F. Martin Ralph, Nina S. Oakley, and Jonathan J. Rutz DOI // URL An Evaluation of Three Fish Surveys in the San Francisco Estuary, 1995–2015 James T. Peterson and Miguel F. Barajas […]

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California Weather Blog: Northern California rain at times this week; amplified North Pacific ridge to return?

From the California Weather Blog: ” … While the recent atmospheric river did bring much-needed precipitation to parts of Northern California, California is unquestionably still in the midst of an extraordinary drought. The most recent update of the Drought Monitor depicts a slight (and likely temporary) reduction in the severity of the drought over parts of NorCal that received heavy […]

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Marty Ralph: Atmospheric rivers, drought, and the new Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes

Dr. Marty Ralph is the director of the new Center for Western Water and Water Extremes, as well as the director of the Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  In the fall of 2013 at the National Water Research Institute’s Drought Response Workshop, Mr. Ralph gave a presentation where he discussed drought, atmospheric rivers, and a new center dedicated to […]

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Significant atmospheric river to bring heavy rain to Northern California this weekend

From the California Weather Blog: ““Heavy” and “rain” are not words that have been used in the same sentence for a long time here in California, but it does appear that–for the first time in 14 months–some truly substantial precipitation is headed for parts of NorCal. I discussed in my last post the seemingly modest potential for an Eastern Pacific […]

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