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Recent News

Southwest Climate Outlook October 2015

October 15, 2015

 Over the past 30 days, most of Arizona and much of New Mexico recorded average or near-average precipitation, with notable exceptions in portions of southeast Arizona and large swaths of southeast New Mexico. Even as the monsoon was wrapping up, the region had repeated incursions of tropical moisture, which brought occasional precipitation and helped keep dewpoints above expected values.

Saleh Ahmed (far left) stands with several World Social Science Fellows at the World Social Science Forum 2015 in Durban, South Africa.

UA Graduate Student Wins World Social Science Fellowship

October 14, 2015

by Paulina Jenney

Saleh Ahmed, a University of Arizona graduate student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, was recently selected as a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council. The fellowship included a trip to attend a World Social Science Fellows Program seminar in Durban, South Africa, where he was one of 17  early career social scientists from around the world to discuss the future of sustainability and governance.

Panelists discussed collecting and sharing climate data to reduce dust blowing from mine tailings like these in northern Mexico.

UA, UNAM Discuss Mining Collaboration

October 9, 2015

Engineers and scientists on a panel celebrating the new Center for Mexican Studies talk about ways to make mining more environmentally sustainable.

Three Exhibits

October 9, 2015

Tucson Museum of Art’s Arizona Biennial, closing on October 11, includes many works addressing environmental themes, and two other exhibits closing later this month---at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Ironwood Gallery and the Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery---also have UA and environmental connections.

October 2015 SW Climate Podcast Monsoon Recap

October 7, 2015

In this episode of The Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins & Zack Guido recap the 2015 monsoon, (and revisit some of their predictions from earlier this summer).

In part 1, they give a quick overview of the monsoon, before taking a closer look at the month by month progression, to track the overall season for what stood out (and what was underwhelming).  
In part 2, they talk about nuances associated with the monsoon, including the impacts of El Niño, and eastern pacific tropical storm activity.  
They conclude with a discussion of the variable nature of  the monsoon, and what makes this such an exciting place to live as we watch the season unfold.