I’m currently working on these main projects. The CERES project, and it’s companion site CaSIL, are both primarily concerned with making more environmental information available to the California public. CaSIL is a repository for GIS data, and CERES does everything else. We’ve been developing search and browse interfaces to the dataset, and have developed many different applications for CERES.
Along those lines, I work on the COMET project, which intends to combine a number of different distributed data sets having to do with environment and climate change for a strip of California from Bodega Bay to Lake Tahoe.
Currently, I have a project with California’s CIMIS program, where we combine GOES weather satellite data with surface measurements to provide estimations of evapotransipiration for California. Evapotranspiration is a measure of how much water plants need for a particular day. The information helps farmers determine how much to irrigate or gives water managers an idea of the water use in their area. I manage the satellite station for that imagery here at UC Davis.
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8527
Phone: (530) 752-7857
Fax: (530) 754-5491