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The following are feature articles that originally appeared in issues of the Southwest Climate Outlook, published monthly by the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), with support from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the Arizona State Climate Office, and the New Mexico State Climate office.

Feature Articles

Title Authors Year
The New Normal K. Trenberth 2013
Southwest must make choices about future climate M. Lenart 2013
Increased health woes among climate change impacts M. Lenart 2013
Americans’ Perspectives on the Link between Extreme Events and Climate Change Z. Guido; S. White 2012
ENSO-Neutral: Another Dry Winter? Z. Guido 2012
The Costs of Drought on the Rio Grande Z. Guido 2012
Coping with Drought on the Rio Grande Z. Guido 2012
Droughts, Megadroughts, and More: A Conversation with Jonathan Overpeck Z. Guido 2012
The 2012 Monsoon Forecast: A Case for Optimism Z. Guido 2012
Cinnamon Snow: Flecks of Dust Alter Western Water Supplies Z. Guido 2012
Warmer Led to Drier: Dissecting the 2011 Drought in the Southern U.S. JL Weiss; JT Overpeck; J. Cole 2012
The MJO and a Tale of Two Winters Z. Guido 2012
Western States Seed Clouds in Search of New Water Melissa Lamberton 2012
Atmospheric Rivers: Harbors for Extreme Winter Precipitation Z. Guido 2011
Extreme Events in the Southwest Z. Guido 2011
A Double-Dip? Mounting Evidence Suggests La Niña Will Return This Winter Z. Guido; M. Crimmins 2011
Summer Blooms Wait on the Rain Z. Guido 2011
Forecasting the Monsoon: What to Expect (or not) this Summer Z. Guido 2011
Dry Winter Escalates Need for Wet Monsoon Z. Guido 2011
Climate Change Poses Challenges to Food Security in the Southwest Britain Eakin 2011
Rising temperatures bump up risk of wildfires Z. Guido; M. Lenart 2011
Deep Freezes: Will future warming paradoxically cause more extreme cold events? Z. Guido 2011
Climate Change and Water in the Southwest: A summary of a special peer-review article series Z. Guido 2011
Climate Data Part 3: snow, climate, and stream - flow networks Z. Guido 2010
A One-Month Wonder: spottiness and brevity characterize 2010 monsoon season Z. Guido 2010
Introducing the Moisture Balance Drought Index M. Lenart; A. Ellis 2010
Climate and fire connections: the 2010 fire season in review and beyond Z. Guido 2010
The 2010 North American Monsoon Forecast: A roundtable discussion with three monsoon experts Z. Guido 2010
Keeping pace with warming—can plants and animals move fast enough Z. Guido 2010
Monitoring snowpack and forecasting streamflows in the Southwest Z. Guido 2010
Warmer means drier: comparing the 2000s drought to the 1950s drought Z. Guido 2010
The 2009 southwest monsoon: El Niño’s heavy hand Z. Guido 2009
What do we do now? Important climate change issues vocalized by resource managers Z. Guido 2009
Two or 12 degrees warmer? Greenhouse gas emission scenarios that drive future climate outlooks Z. Guido 2009
Who’s paying attention to the drought on the Colorado Plateau? Daniel B. Ferguson; Michael Crimmins 2009
A warming world interspersed with cooling periods Z. Guido 2009
Climate data: the ins and outs and where to find what (Part 2) Z. Guido 2009
Climate data: the ins and outs and where to find what Z. Guido 2009
Past and present climate Z. Guido 2009
Cattle and climate: Ranching in the arid Southwest Z. Guido 2009
Anticipating summer heat Z. Guido 2008
A shift toward aridity Stephanie Doster; Daniel B. Ferguson 2008
New streamflow forecasts for expert users Kevin Werner 2008
Forecast verification: Past, present, and future Julie Malmberg 2008
Powering the Southwest with solar and wind Z. Guido 2008
Flash floods in city enviroments Z. Guido 2008
Phenology, citizen science and Dave Bertelsen Z. Guido 2008
Understanding the southwestern monsoon Z. Guido 2008
The wet winter and the basins' bathtubs Z. Guido 2008
Roundtable discussion on La Niña episode Christopher Castro; David Gutzler; Klaus Wolter; Gregg Garfin 2007
Cooling systems affect resources, climate, and health Melanie Lenart; Arunima Chatterjee 2007
New divisions for monitoring and predicting climate Klaus Wolter 2007
Arizona drought coming back into focus Gregg Garfin 2007
Global warming determined to be "unequivocal" Stephanie Doster 2007
How tree rings can help reconstruct streamflow Jeff Lukas; Connie A. Woodhouse 2007
Global warming in the Southwest: An overview Melanie Lenart 2007
Global warming inspires a look at solar, wind energy Melanie Lenart 2007
Global warming could affect groundwater recharge Melanie Lenart 2006
Population growth, warming, and water supply Melanie Lenart 2006
NWS new local three-month temperature outlook Andrea Bair; Marina Timofeyeva; Jenna Meyers; Annette Hollingshead 2006
Monsoon impact on society: the good and the bad Melanie Lenart 2006
Hurricane intensity rises with sea surface temps Melanie Lenart 2006
Putting the Arizona drought plan into action Stephanie Doster 2006
Southwest drought can pack a hefty punch Stephanie Doster 2006
Rising temperatures bump up risk of wildfires Melanie Lenart 2006
Experts discuss early start to Southwest fire season Rich Naden; Stephen Campbell; Thomas Swetnam; Melanie Lenart 2006
Grassland dynamics shift with climate fluctuations Melanie Lenart 2006
El Niño: a wild card for climate change impacts Melanie Lenart 2006
Is global warming creeping into Southwest forests? Melanie Lenart 2005
Biologists bring water to species hurt by drought Susan Simpson 2005
Climate experts discuss winter and spring forecasts David Brandon; Holly Hartmann; Ed Polasko; Jeff Smith; Klaus Wolter; Melanie Lenart 2005
How to use the climate Forecast Evaluation Tool Melanie Lenart 2005
Nature's clock ringing in earlier springs Melanie Lenart 2005
Water, energy, and climate linked in complex ways Melanie Lenart 2005
Inquiry into monsoon and global warming countinues Melanie Lenart 2005
Monsoon could strengthen as climate warms Melanie Lenart 2005
Tree-ring records inform water management decisions Dustin Garrick; Kathy Jacobs 2005
Will April rains bring May flames? Melanie Lenart 2005
Will the drought continue? Melanie Lenart 2005
The future Colorado River: Will it deliver? Melanie Lenart 2004
Low flow in the Colorado River Basin spurs water shortage discussion among seven states Melanie Lenart 2004
Plan to thin trees in Apache-Sitreaves forest could increase streamflow in short term Melanie Lenart 2004
Salt cedar: Villain or scapegoat when it comes to water use? Melanie Lenart 2004
Climate experts discuss Southwest drought Julia Cole; David Gutzler; David Meko; Klaus Wolter; Melanie Lenart 2004
Forecasters expect below-normal East Pacific hurricane activity despite likely El Niño development this season Melanie Lenart 2004
Monsoon forecasting could improve following study Melanie Lenart 2004
Arizona to release drought plan for public comment Joe Gelt 2004
Beetles devastate forests in response to drought Melanie Lenart 2004
Southwest faces high fire risk despite recent rains Melanie Lenart 2004
The Arizona Meteorological Network: A Brief Overview Bruce Russell 2004
Ranchers split on supporting grazing permit buyout Melanie Lenart 2004
Scientists look to ocean for clues about drought Melanie Lenart 2004
Southwestern drought regimes might worsen with climate change Melanie Lenart 2003
Average winter rains in Arizona could bring drought relief Melanie Lenart 2003
Drought Update: Where do we Stand? Rebecca Carter 2003
The many dimensions of drought Rebecca Carter 2003
Water management in dry times, dry places Rebecca Carter 2003
Climate, forest management stoke Western wildfires Rebecca Carter 2003
The economic impacts of drought in the Southwest Rebecca Carter 2003
A Dry El Niño Winter Nan Schmidt 2003