We just ran the latest harvest for the Western Waters Digital Library. Happy 4th of July!
The May Western Waters Harvest is live! We harvested towards the end of the month this time. Enjoy searching the updated materials in the Western Waters Digital Library!
Enjoy searching the updated index!
Today we are featuring the item “Swampy land, waters from Bishop Creek and Owens River, Inyo County” which comes to WWDL from University of California Riverside Libraries Digital Collections.
Find more items from Inyo County, California
Research the Los Angeles Aquaduct
We’ve gone live with the new design for the Western Waters Digital Library! The redesign, done by Leah Martin of the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library’s Discovery and Web Development group is designed to look great on browsers with varying screen sizes, including tablets and smartphones. We also have a new exhibits page to highlight, with contributions from Southern Methodist University’s DeGolyer Library, University of Washington Libraries, and WWDL maps from the Digital Scholarship Lab at the J. Willard Marriott Library. Thanks to everyone involved in the redesign!
The index for Western Waters has been updated recently, all fresh for the new year. Enjoy searching!
Today we are featuring an item from Utah State University’s Digital Repository by David G Tarboton, “Measurements and Modeling of Snow Energy Balance and Sublimation from Snow”
From the description, “Snow melt runoff is an important factor in runoff generation for most Utah rivers and a large contributor to Utah’s water supply and periodically flooding. The melting of snow is driven by fluxes of energy into the snow during warm periods. These consist of radiant energy from the sun and atmosphere, sensible and latent heat transfers due to turbulent energy exchanges at the snow surface and a relatively small ground flux from below. The turbulent energy exchanges are also responsible for sublimation from the snow surface, particularly in arid environments, and result in a loss of snow water equivalent available for melt. The cooling of the snowpack resulting for sublimation also delays the formation of melt runoff. This paper describes measurements and mathematical modeling done to quantify the sublimation from snow.”