Phone: (209) 228-4348 (voice); 228-4158 (fax)
Address: Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA. 95343
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| Dr. Bales
joined the University of California, Merced, as Professor of
Engineering in June 2003, and is one of U.C. Merced's inaugural
faculty. Dr. Bales
received his B.S. from Purdue University, an M.S. from the
University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the
of Technology. He worked as a consulting engineer
1975 to 1980, prior to his Ph.D., and was Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources
at the University of Arizona
from 1984 to 2003. He has published
over 100 papers in diverse fields of research including
snow hydrology, alpine hydrology and biogeochemistry, polar snow and
ice, contaminant hydrology, and water quality. In 2007 he was named Acting
Director, and in 2008 Director, of UC Merced's
Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
At UC Merced, Dr. Bales organized the
Mountain Hydrology Research Group,
which is deploying new research instrumentation at several Sierra Nevada sites, and has multiple ongoing, collaboratove projects investigating
mountain hydrology. He has continuing research in Greenland and Antarctica.
At Arizona Dr. Bales served as director of the
Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC) , Deputy
Director of the UA's NSF-supported Science and Technology Center on
Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas
and Principal Investigator on the UA's NOAA-supported Climate
Assessment for the Southwest Project
He is actively involved in research in the Southwestern U.S.,
Greenland and Antarctica.
Dr. Bales is a fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS), of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and of the
American Meteorological Society (AMS).
He serves on a number of advisory committees, and professional society