Southwest Climate Outlook: November 2016November 18, 2016
October precipitation totals were below average across most of the climate divisions in Arizona and New Mexico, except for parts of western Arizona and central New Mexico. Warm temperatures across the western United States in October and November resulted in early season snowpack and snow water equivalent (SWE) values that are much below average across most of the West. Long-term drought conditions persist across the Southwest.
Three Receive Global Excellence Awards for Service, EducationNovember 15, 2016
The UA's Global Ambassadors program, Kevin Fitzsimmons and Georgia Ehlers have been selected as recipients by the Office of Global Initiatives and the Center for English as a Second Language. Fitzsimmons environmental work includes training the next generation of international scientisist and developing a sustainable aquaculture industry in Myanmar (Burma).
Forest Fires in Sierra Nevada Driven by Past Land UseNovember 14, 2016
Changes in human uses of the land have had a large impact on fire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada since 1600, according to research by a UA researcher and her colleagues.
Undergraduate Climate Change Researcher Named Astronaut ScholarNovember 7, 2016
UA geosciences senior Anson Cheung is working toward improved reconstructions of the past environment to more accurately predict climate change.