SW Climate Outlook July 2017July 19, 2017
The official start of the monsoon was June 15, but widespread activity started relatively late this year, especially in southern Arizona. There, numerous storms in mid-July brought widespread and frequent precipitation activity, boosting the percent normal monsoon precipitation in several locations. New Mexico had a comparatively earlier start to monsoon activity, which is expected given the typical spatiotemporal progression of the monsoon, and has seen more steady and widespread monsoon activity, as evidenced by the percent of days with rain.
July 2017 CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast - Monsoon Round One (Plus the 122nd Coolest June on Record)July 16, 2017
In this edition of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast - Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discuss Southwestern weather & climate, including:
- The extended heat wave of June 2017 (and the near record heat for the first half of 2017 (Jan-Jun)) (1:00 - 15:00),
- The wildfires in the Southwest , and the role that a monsoon late arrival might have played (15:00-19:00)
- The Southwestern Monsoon - the components of the system, comparisons to other years, and what we might expect going forward (19:00-38:00)
UA Graduate Fellows Involved in Wide Range of ProjectsJuly 14, 2017
Members of the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry's class of 2017-2018 Graduate Fellows are studying issues such as California's Owens Valley water conflict and human allomaternal care.
Analysis to Figure Out How Fast Greenland Is MeltingJuly 9, 2017
New UA research provides the best assessment of Greenland’s past temperatures, and knowing about the past is crucial for projecting the future of Greenland’s vast ice sheet.
Monarch Butterflies Need Help From Plant PopulationJuly 5, 2017
A new study co-authored by Laura López-Hoffman in the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences highlights options to restore the iconic monarch butterfly, whose numbers have plummeted in part from herbicide use and loss of habitat to intensive agriculture.