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Peer-reviewed Article

Local air pollutants threaten Lake Tahoe's clarity


Rocio Alonso, CIEMAT
Michael Arbaugh, Riverside
Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Riverside
Thomas A. Cahill, UC Davis
Steven Cliff, UC Davis
Witold Fraczek, Environmental Systems Research Institute
Alan W. Gertler, Desert Research Institute
J├╝lide Kahyaoglu-Koracin, Desert Research Institute
Leland Tarnay, Yosemite National Park

publication information

California Agriculture 60(2):53-58. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v060n02p53. April-June 2006.

NALT Keywords

California, clarity, lakes, water pollution, water quality

author affiliations

R. Alonso is Plant Physiologist, Ecotoxicology of Air Pollution, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain; M. Arbaugh is Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Riverside; A. Bytnerowicz is Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Riverside; T.A. Cahill is Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Applied Sciences, UC Davis; Cliff is Research Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, UC Davis; W. Fraczek is Application Prototype Specialist, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, Calif. A. W. Gertler is Research Professor, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nev. J. Kahyaoglu-Koracin is Postdoctoral Research Associate, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nev. L. Tarnay is Physical Scientist and Air Resources Specialist, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park;

author notes

T.A. Cahill and S. Cliff wish to acknowledge the support of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for the aerosol measurement program. J. Kahyao?lu-Kora?in would like to acknowledge the assistantship provided by NSF ACES and thank Geoffrey Schladow of UC Davis for providing meteorological data. A. Bytnerowicz, M. Arbaugh, R. Alonso and W. Fraczek thank Trent Proctor (USDA Forest Service) and Brent Takomoto (California Air Resources Board) for their assistance and support.