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Lake Tahoe REMOTE Meteorological Data Sites

NASA-JPL TB1 Station NASA-JPL TB2 Station NASA-JPL TB3 Station NASA-JPL TB4 Station

Click on the station to plot/view its data.
TB1, TB2, TB3, TB4, TDR1, and TDR2 are data buoys.


Lake Tahoe Current Conditions

Click below to view the latest information for all Lake Tahoe sites
>>English Unit      >>SI (Metric) Unit


Lake Tahoe Description

South Lake Tahoe

Click for large imageLake Tahoe is a large, deep, oligotrophic, sub-alpine lake with a mean depth of 333 m, and a maximum depth of 499 m, making it the second deepest lake in the United States and the eleventh deepest in the world. The lake has a surface area of 501 km2 within a watershed of 800 km2, and a mean hydraulic residence time of approximately 650-700 years. The combination of great depth, small ratio of watershed to lake area, and granitic geology of the basin has produced a lake of extremely low fertility and high transparency. Lake Tahoe does not freeze in winter, nor mix to the bottom every year. One of the most highly valued measures of Lake Tahoe’s aesthetics is its clarity and deep blue color.


Lake Tahoe REMOTE Program Goal

The REMOTE network will enable graduate students and researchers to study the physicalDaret Kehlet installed the wind sensor on TDR1. processes that contribute to Lake Tahoe’s Daret Kehlet working on TDR1 meteorological station.unique clarity. The Tahoe Clarity model uses these data to make predictions of the changing state of light penetration in the lake. Interpolated wind field maps are being used to drive models of the three-dimensional circulation of the lake, and to help understand the latest satellite imagery from NASA. Within the classroom students can build their own models using these data, and to see first hand the dynamic conditions that exist in these sub-alpine environments. They also provide a resource to the local community and to tourist industry, by providing real time information over the web.


Lake Tahoe Related Links

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Environmental Dynamics Laboratory, UC Davis
Lake Tahoe - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition
Tahoe-Baikal Institute
Lake Tahoe Data Clearinghouse

Other real-time data at Lake Tahoe
Lake Level
Upper Truckee River flow
Blackwood Creek flow
Ward Creek flow
General Creek flow
Incline Creek flow
Lower Truckee River flow


Lake Tahoe Site Contact Info

Prof. S. Geoffrey Schladow
Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)
University of California, Davis
Phone: (530) 752-6932
Email: ,
http://terc.ucdavis.edu and http://edl.engr.ucdavis.edu


Lake Tahoe Funding Info

Funding for the establishment and maintenance of this network of stations was made possible through grants from:

The University of California, Davis
The National Science Foundation under award 9907557
The California Air resources Board under project 01-350
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board under Agreement No. 01-174-160-0


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