Collaborative Research: A Climate Station Network for the UC Natural Reserve System

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DAS Redmond, Kelly T 09/15/2009 - 08/31/2012 National Science Foundation

Project Description

Project Summary A network of similar, high quality climate monitoring stations will be deployed to enhance and complement ecological research within an existing system of biological field stations across California (UC Natural Reserve System-NRS). We propose to install a network of monitoring station on the NRS reserves. This collaboration joins two centers of disciplinary expertise to complement and extend their respective missions. The NRS sites have a long history of observations and research on the dynamics of ecological function and structure. The NOAA Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) has extensive experience with climate observations, and with supplying data to users in forms they need and prefer.