Southwest Climate Outlook - January 2015January 21, 2016
We are in the middle of a strong El Niño event forecast to remain in place through Spring 2016. We can expect variable weather throughout the winter season, but we anticipate more winter precipitation events and a higher cumulative total at the end of the cool season.
UA at the Forefront as Climate Change Heats UpJanuary 20, 2016
This year's College of Science Lecture Series, "Earth Transformed," will showcase UA researchers' expertise on climate change and its implications for the planet.
Climate Change Q&A With Joellen RussellJanuary 19, 2016
The UA College of Science Lecture Series is entering its 10th year of educating the public on a popular scientific topic. This year's series, "Earth Transformed," will focus on global climate change. The first of the six lectures will be given by Joellen Russell, a UA associate professor of geosciences and planetary sciences. Russell spoke with Lo Que Pasa about why this topic is important and what the community can expect from her lecture.
UA Researchers Launch Guide to Understanding El NiñoDecember 21, 2015
By Paulina Jenney, Instititue of the Environment
It’s been heralded as the Godzilla El Niño, but researchers at the University of Arizona want to assure you that the climate force forecast to pummel North America this winter is no monster. Instead, they say, this wet season could bring cooler temperatures and record rain and snow to the Southwest in a natural oscillation that occurs every two to seven years.
The prospect of high rainfall totals and drought relief have taken the public and media by storm, prompting the Climate Assessment for the Southwest, or CLIMAS, program to launch the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Hub, a Web page for all things El Niño.