Dr. Danas expertise is in surface water hydrology and energy balance of desert, seasonally snow-covered, and polar regions. Present research projects include 1) nutrient and sediment source assessment for TMDL development in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River Watersheds; (2) hydrochemical modeling in a Lake Tahoe watershed (3) effects of fire on nutrient dynamics in forested watersheds, (4) evaporation from lakes and reservoirs in support of the Truckee River Operating Agreement, and (5) spatially distributed energy balance modeling for climate change detection in Antarctica. Dr. Dana is the Science Advisor to the Truckee River TMDL and Watershed Council, and is a collaborator with the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research project.
- Climate Change Effects on Hydrological Systems
- Ecosystem Energy Flux Modeling
- Remote Sensing
- Snow and Glacier Hydrology
|Ph.D.||1997||University of Nevada, Reno||Hydrology/Hydrogeology|
|M.A.||1981||San Francisco State University||Ecology and Systematic Biology|
|B.S.||1976||University of California, Davis||Zoology|
snow hydrology, glacier hydrology, watersheds, energy balance, evaporation, TMDLs
Suspended sediment loading in the middle reach of the Truckee River, California, 2002-03., Journal of the Nevada Water Resources Association, 3, 65-80
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Glacier mass balances (1993-2001), Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, 52, 451-462
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Inconspicuous nutrient laden surface runoff from mature forest Sierran watersheds, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 163, 3-17
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Suspended Sediment and Turbidity Patterns in the Middle Truckee River, CA, DRI Report No. 41196
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Surface glaciochemistry of Taylor Valley, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica and its relationship to stream chemistry, Hydrological Processes, 17, 115-130
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Evaluation of Infiltration Through Biocovers at the Outerloop RDF Louisville, KY, DRI Report No. 41187
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Valley floor climate observations from the McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica, 1986-2000., Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 107, 13, 1-12
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Satellite-derived indices of stream discharge in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Hydrological Processes, 16, 1603-1616
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How important is terminus cliff melt? A study of the Canada Glacier terminus, Taylor Valley, Antarctica., Global and Planetary Change, 22, 105-116
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Physical controls on the Taylor Valley ecosystem, Antarctica., Bioscience, 49, 961-971
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Smith, W. L., Stamnes, K. (Eds.) , , (1997). Satellite-derived suface temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarticaSatellite-derived suface temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antartica, In IRS ’96: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation, 530-533, Deepak Publishing
Effectiveness of Erosion-Reduction Techniques used in Watershed Restoration Activities
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Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach, AGU Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA
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Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach: Pacific Grove, CA
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Sediment loading in the Middle Truckee River: Nevada
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The Truckee River TMDL collaborative project: Ventura, CA
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Temporal and spatial SWE predictions for hydrologic model input: San Francisco, CA
Temporal and spatial SWE predictions for hydrologic model input: Scottsdale, AZ
Modeling the effect of mountainous terrain on stratospheric/tropospheric exchange, atmospheric chemistry, deposition, and water quality.: Arlington, VA
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Influence of riparian vegetation on local climate and river temperature.: Victoria, B.C.
Evaporation from Lake Tahoe, California: Kings Beach, California
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Improved evaporation measurements from Lake Tahoe, CA: San Francisco, CA
A temperature area index of stream discharge in Taylor Valley, Antarctica.: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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