Southwest Climate Outlook October 2015October 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.
UA Graduate Student Wins World Social Science FellowshipOctober 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.
UA, UNAM Discuss Mining CollaborationOctober 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 ExhibitsOctober 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 RecapOctober 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.