In lieu of Governor Jerry Brown's announcement to imposed 25% water consumption cuts, the New York Times released this very interesting interactive map displaying current water consumption in California both in summer and in winter. You can check out the interactive map here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/01/us/water-use-in-california.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
Image Source: NY Times
Accessing URL: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/01/us/water-use-in-california.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
Image Source: NASA JPL-CalTech
Accessing URL: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/nasa-california-tuolumne-snowpack-40-percent-of-worst-year/index.html
The NASA/JPL Airborne Snow Observatory released a new study finding that the Tuolumne Basin Snowpack contains just 40% snow water equivalent that it did at its highest level in 2014. More about this research can be found here: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/nasa-california-tuolumne-snowpack-40-percent-of-worst-year/index.html
Heading into summer, this is dismal news for the pronged drought in California.
You can find out more about the NASA Airborne Snow Observatory, its team and their continued work here: http://aso.jpl.nasa.gov/
My name is Lincoln H Pitcher. I am a graduate student in the Department of Geography at UCLA. My research focuses hydrologic and cryospheric systems and interfaces with emerging ground, air and spaceborne remote sensing and geospatial technologies. I aim to use these emerging technologies to enhance understanding of remote and logistically inaccessible places. My current research focuses on both Greenland and Arctic Alaska.