Current Projects

California Regional Climate Model Enhancement and Baseline Climate Intercompsarison (REBI) Project, Phase II: Multi-RCM Analysis of Climate Projected Sensitivities.
California Energy Commission
P.I. Miller

Development of Biofuel Productivity Potentials for Economic Analysis Under Changing Climate, Land Use, and Societal Demands
Energy Bioscience Institute
P.I. Miller

UNESCO International Geoscience Programme, IGCP Project 565: Developing the Global Geodetic Observing System into a Monitoring System for the Global Water Cycle
Co-PIs: Hans-Peter Plag, Norman L. Miller, Richard S. Gross, Markus Rothacher, Susana Zerbini, Chris Rizos

Critical Zone Observatory: Snowline Processes in the Southern Sierra Nevada
National Science Foundation
P.I. Roger Bales

Planning a Multiscale Sensor Network to Observe Forecast and Manage a CLEANER California Water Cycle
National Science Foundation
P.I. Bales

Analysis of Observed Trends in Coastal California Diurnal Temperature
Santa Clara University Grant
P.I. Gonzales

Effects of Global Change on Building Energy Consumption and its Implications on Building Energy Codes and Policy in California
California Energy Commission
P.I. Huang

Integrated Energy and Water Decision Support Tool for Joint Optimal Control of Systems under Uncertainty
LBNL Directed Research and Development (LDRD)
P.I. McMahon

Coupled Modeling of Hydrology, Nutrient Cycling, and Vegetation: Applications to Water Quality and Water Balance
LBNL Directed Research and Development (LDRD)
P.I. Oldenburg

The California Water Resources Research and Applications Center is one of seven NASA RESAC (Regional Earth Science Applications Centers) and is a member of the ESIP (Earth Sciences Information Partnership). Its primary focus is on hydroclimate and impacts research based on modeling and analysis of regional climate, streamflow, and water demand, water quality and agriculture impact models. We investigate past, present, and future climate on regional and sub-regional spatial scales at various temporal resolutions. This research utilizes global climate historical analysis, short-term and seasonal forecasts, and long-term projected transient carbon dioxide scenarios as input forcing to our limited area mesoscale atmospheric simulation model, statistical downscaling schemes, and our suite of hydrologic models and applications. The Regional Climate System Model is a primary tool for our research.

For more information, please contact Norman Miller, Lead Scientist,