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UA Geoscientists Take a Crack at Paradox Basin's Underground Mysteries

August 22, 2017

<p>With the help of a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, geoscientists are gearing up to study subsurface fluid-rock systems, complex interactions between underground fluids such as oil or groundwater, and how they influence the rocks through which they move.</p>

SW Climate Outlook August 2017

August 17, 2017

<p>The 2017 monsoon started a bit later than average but more than made up that with numerous storms throughout much of July and early August. Tucson recorded its wettest July on record and second-wettest month on record, and it and many other stations across the region have already surpassed their normal cumulative values, with some even exceeding their seasonal (June 15 – Sept. 30) average.</p>

Figure 3: Historical Monsoon Onset Date

SW Climate Outlook July 2017

July 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.

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