Watch Online: Roger Bales on "Making up for lost snow"

Michelle Gilmore
January 17, 2018

This article was originally published on the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory website

Dr. Roger Bales presented the John F. Nye Lecture at the American Geophysical Union's 2017 Fall Meeting in December. His 45-minute presentation, Making up for lost snow: lessons from a warming Sierra Nevada, is available to watch online.

The American Geophysical Union's Nye Lecture is awarded to recognize "an outstanding cryospheric scientist and their recent accomplishments as well as the individual’s ability to present exciting science to the non-cryosphere community of AGU scientists."

For 30 years, Bales has been an active leader in water- and climate-related research. His collaborative work spans multiple disciplines including hydrology, glaciology, paleoclimatology, atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, and environmental engineering. He has led the development of regional, national and international measurement programs that are critical for understanding climate change and contributing to climate solutions. His current work supports California's future through building knowledge and implementing novel policies for water security, ecosystem sustainability, and economic resilience as climate continues warming.

As a Founding Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Merced, Bales has led several large research groups, including the Sierra Nevada Research Institute since 2003. He is the Director of UC Water, Principal Investigator of the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, and an active researcher with several other multi-disciplinary research programs such as the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.Stream the 2017 Nye Lecture below or watch it on Youtube.