Climate Change Research
Below are links to national and regional websites containing data, research and educational resources on climate change.
USGS Data - Nevada
Data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on the Nevada's climate, including information on water resources and quality and data on invasive species.
Data from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on disturbances that affect land management in Nevada.
The Paleoclimatology division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climatic Data Center. This site provides data on climate variability in order to predict future climate change.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The NOAA's main website, which provides weather, climate and hazard information for all regions of the United States.
The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) provides this site with grade-appropriate content on water resources for both students and teachers.
Truckee Meadows Flows and Storage
This site, also provided by TMWA, gives an interactive look at the Truckee River water system. (Requires Flash.)
Truckee River Flood Project
A regional initiative to increase awareness of and reduce the impact of flooding in the Truckee River water system.
Waterfall Fire Interpretive Trail
Gives an overview of the Waterfall Fire Interpretive Trail, which provides an opportunity for field work to both students and other visitors. The Waterfall Fire is an excellent example of a post-disturbance regime site.
Desert Research Institute
DRI is the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education. DRI conducts cutting-edge applied research in air, land and life, and water quality across Nevada, the United States, and on every continent. With more than 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI applies scientific understanding to the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities.
Tahoe Environmental Research Center
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences provides a world-class center for scientific research in the understanding of alpine lakes and the preservation of the environmental quality of such important resources.
NASA's Earth Observatory information page for Pyramid Lake, featuring maps, geography, history, and climate information.