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A Tree Stands in the Sierra Nevada

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Illustration of satellite and ground-based systems monitoring snowmelt and water in the Sierra.

Research at NSF's Southern Sierra CZO links snowmelt with downstream water supplies.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory/Jenny Park


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Follow snowfall and snowmelt in the Sierras beneath the Critical Zone Tree.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory

 

Topographic map showing the location of the Critical Zone Tree.

Location of the Critical Zone Tree, a white fir among ponderosa pines and other conifers.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory


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Photo of scientists snowshoeing to the NSF CZO site through mountain forests in the Sierra Nevada.

Scientists snowshoe to the NSF CZO site in the mountain forests of the Sierra Nevada.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory


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Photo of a sap-flux meter monitoring a Critical Zone Tree.

Listening to a tree's heartbeat: A sap-flux meter monitors a Critical Zone Tree.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory


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Photo of a laptop downloading data, backpack, hiking boots and instruments in the snow.

Science-in-the-snow: Downloading data from instruments placed on Critical Zone Trees.

Credit: NSF Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory


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