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    The award, which is distributed over three years, is designed to develop the next generation of scientists working in the fields of conservation, environmental science and park management. Lundquist receives the award for her research in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    Working under the direction of Dan Cayan, director of the Scripps Climate Research Division, Lundquist focuses her research on two mountain streams at Yosemite National Park, where she and other hydroclimate team members monitor dozens of instruments tracking stream flow and snowmelt runoff in an effort to understand how daily flow variations can be used to better identify where and when snowmelt occurs. The results will contribute to a better understanding of climate influences on mountain snow accumulation and snowmelt, and should help to improve water runoff forecasts.

    Lundquist’s research efforts are conducted collaboratively with Yosemite National Park, California Cooperative Snow Surveys, the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Palomar College holds public planetarium

    Public planetarium presentations will be given just outside the Palomar College planetarium on the first Friday of every month, starting Feb. 7.

    The three-part program began at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 with “”The Sky Tonight,”” a 30-minute show highlighting the prominent celestial bodies that are visible from San Diego County. The audience will be allowed to view the night sky through telescopes of the adjacent Earth Sciences Building.

    At 8:15 p.m., participants were allowed to return to the planetarium to enjoy “”Are We Alone?”” – one of the planetarium’s most popular 45-minute shows.

    Similar presentations will be given March 1, April 4 and May 2. The first show will be the same, but the second will instead be “”New Generations of Telescopes.””

    Admission is $2 per person for the first show. For the second show inside the planetarium, the cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12-and-under. It is also $2 for students with valid IDs.

    City Web site wins MUNINET award

    For the fifth time in six years, MuniNet Guide and Review has selected the City of San Diego’s Web site, http://www.sandiego.gov, as one of its “”top picks”” among government Web sites in the country.

    According to MuniNet, San Diego’s Web site places high importance on orderliness. All of this year’s top picks for local government Web sites offer several basic elements, including budget and financial information, opportunities for two-way communication, economic development materials and online service delivery. They also possess “”something extra”” in terms of style and pizzazz, according to MuniNet.

    The San Diego Information Technology and Communications Department’s E-Government Program operates the city’s Web site.

    SDSC named hub of technology evaluation

    The San Diego Supercomputer Center has been selected as a national Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center by Internet2.

    The mission of the SDSC will be to test and evaluate leading-edge technologies for high-performance Internet2 networks, working with developers to test and refine network hardware and software for optimal end-to-end network performance up to 10 gigabits per second.

    The ITEC program was created by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development to establish national network-testing laboratories for users of the nationwide high-performance Internet2 network infrastructure. The three ITEC sites are located at SDSC, ITEC-Ohio at Ohio State University, and NC-ITEC at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.

    The purpose of the coordination between the California ITEC will be SDSC’s Network Performance Reference Lab, which evaluates networking technology, including 10-gigabit Ethernet, quality of service and remote monitoring. The NPRL also studies application performance profiling technologies.

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