Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future
Alex Hall recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on June 22, 2017. Dr. Hall is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA.
Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources. The UCLA team has produced first-of-their-kind projections of future climate that capture the intricate physical processes affecting climate in the Sierra. Dr. Hall will present key findings from the study and discuss what they mean for decision-makers, resource managers, and all Californians.