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Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations | CLIMAS

Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations

Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations

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Monsoon precipitation is difficult to forecast and analyze. Daily and seasonal precipitation data are commonly used but other sources, such as citizen science monitoring, could be integrated into a higher resolution and more accurate monsoon assessment framework. Tucson, AZ has dozens of observations through these networks, along with datasets based on radar and weather models. A central monsoon data repository would form a dense network of observations, facilitate innovative visualizations, and offer an unparalleled high-resolution view of regional precipitation patterns. This project tests a process through which southwestern data networks could be combined into an integrated monsoon assessment database.