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Dr. Gayle Dana
Emeritus

Professional Interests

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.

Research Areas

  • Climate Change Effects on Hydrological Systems
  • Ecosystem Energy Flux Modeling
  • Limnology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Snow and Glacier Hydrology

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D.1997University of Nevada, RenoHydrology/Hydrogeology
M.A.1981San Francisco State UniversityEcology and Systematic Biology
B.S.1976University of California, DavisZoology

Academic Affiliations

Keywords

snow hydrology, glacier hydrology, watersheds, energy balance, evaporation, TMDLs

 

Publications
2006
Dana, G. L., Panorska, A. K., Susfalk, R. B. (2006). Suspended sediment loading in the middle reach of the Truckee River, California, 2002-03., Journal of the Nevada Water Resources Association, 3, 65-80
Fountain, A. G., Nylen, T. H., MacClune, K. L., Dana, G. L. (2006). Glacier mass balances (1993-2001), Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, 52, 451-462
2005
Miller, W. W., Johnson, D. W., Denton, C., Verburg, P.S.J., Dana, G. L., Walker, R. F. (2005). Inconspicuous nutrient laden surface runoff from mature forest Sierran watersheds, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 163, 3-17
2004
Dana, G. L., Panorska, A., Susfalk, R. B., McGraw, D. S., McKay, W. A., Dornoo, M. (2004). Suspended Sediment and Turbidity Patterns in the Middle Truckee River, CA, DRI Report No. 41196
2003
Lyons, W. B., Welch, K. A., Fountain, A. G., Dana, G. L., Vaughn, B. H., McKnight, D. M. (2003). Surface glaciochemistry of Taylor Valley, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica and its relationship to stream chemistry, Hydrological Processes, 17, 115-130
Young, M. H., Lyles, B. F., Dana, G. L., Cooper, C. A. (2003). Evaluation of Infiltration Through Biocovers at the Outerloop RDF Louisville, KY, DRI Report No. 41187
2002
Doran, P. T., McKay, C. P., Clow, G. D., Dana, G. L., Fountain, A. G., Nylen, T. H., Lyons, B. (2002). Valley floor climate observations from the McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica, 1986-2000., Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 107, 13, 1-12
Dana, G. L., Fountain, A. G., Wharton, J. ,. (2002). Satellite-derived indices of stream discharge in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Hydrological Processes, 16, 1603-1616
1999
Lewis, K. J., Fountain, A. G., Dana, G. L. (1999). How important is terminus cliff melt? A study of the Canada Glacier terminus, Taylor Valley, Antarctica., Global and Planetary Change, 22, 105-116
Fountain, A. G., Lyons, W. B., Burkins, M. B., Dana, G. L., et., a. (1999). Physical controls on the Taylor Valley ecosystem, Antarctica., Bioscience, 49, 961-971
1997
Smith, W. L., Stamnes, K. (Eds.) Dana, G. L., Wetzel, M. A., Wharton, R. A. (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
Conference Proceedings
2009
Miller, J. J., Dana, G. L., Caldwell, T. G. (2009). Effectiveness of Erosion-Reduction Techniques used in Watershed Restoration Activities
Dana, G. L., Lancaster, N., Piechota, T., Mensing, S. (2009). Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach, AGU Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Dana, G. L., Lancaster, N., Piechota, T., Mensing, S. (2009). Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education, and Outreach: Pacific Grove, CA
2005
Dana, G. L., Panorska, A. K., Susfalk, R. B. (2005). Sediment loading in the Middle Truckee River: Nevada
2003
Dana, G. L., Buetler, L., Wallace, L., Olsen, C. (2003). The Truckee River TMDL collaborative project: Ventura, CA
Carroll, R. W., Dana, G. L. (2003). Temporal and spatial SWE predictions for hydrologic model input: San Francisco, CA
Carroll, R. W., Dana, G. L. (2003). Temporal and spatial SWE predictions for hydrologic model input: Scottsdale, AZ
Stockwell, W. R., Dana, G. L., Goliff, W. S., Carroll, R. W., Kim, D., Freeman, D. L., Shumyatsky, I. (2003). Modeling the effect of mountainous terrain on stratospheric/tropospheric exchange, atmospheric chemistry, deposition, and water quality.: Arlington, VA
2002
Dana, G. L., Brock, J. T. (2002). Influence of riparian vegetation on local climate and river temperature.: Victoria, B.C.
Dana, G. L., Trask, J. C., McGraw, D. S. (2002). Evaporation from Lake Tahoe, California: Kings Beach, California
2001
Dana, G. L., Trask, J. C. (2001). Improved evaporation measurements from Lake Tahoe, CA: San Francisco, CA
1998
Dana, G. L., Davis, R. E., Fountain, A. G., Wharton, J. ,. (1998). A temperature area index of stream discharge in Taylor Valley, Antarctica.: Santa Fe, New Mexico