Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Sierra Nevada summary report. California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Michael Dettinger, Holly Alpert, John J. Battles, Jonathan Kusel, Hugh Safford, Dorian Fougeres, Clarke Knight, Lauren Miller, and Sarah Sawyer, 2018, Sierra Nevada summary report. California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment: California Energy Commission/Natural Resoources Agency.

Summary

The Sierra Nevada region is critical to the environment and economy of California. Its places and peoples provideessential natural resources including fresh water, clean power, working lands, and famous wilderness. The regionencompasses tremendous geographical, climatological, and ecological diversity that spans majestic mountains todeep desert basins. The climate consists of cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers with large differences due tolatitude (e.g., the southern Sierra is snowier than northern Sierra) and topography (e.g., the Westside is wetter thanthe Eastside). Variability is another notable feature of the climate with the region experiencing some of the largestyear-to-year climatic fluctuations in the United States. Herein [...]

Contacts

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Categories
Types

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70201117
local-pk unknown 70201117

Citation Extension

languageEnglish
citationTypeReport

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...