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Southwest Climate Podcast: Monsoon Frequency vs. Intensity, & El Niño Still Dragging its Heels

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the August Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins talk about variability and timing of monsoon precipitation, and why frequent and sustained moisture might matter more than heavy infrequent rains (for drought, especially).  El Niño is still dragging its heels, but it still looks good for a weak to moderate event this winter.  Interspersed throughout, Zack and Mike answer questions submitted by listeners, including "weather" vs. "climate" and how the monsoon is a good way to think about this distinction, and whether the monsoon and El Niño can really help with a long term drought.  

If you have a question you'd like answered, you can email Zack Guido (zguido@email.arizona.edu) or Ben McMahan (bmcmahan@email.arizona.edu) with "CLIMAS Podcast Question" in the subject line.  You can also tweet us @CLIMAS_UA or post a question on facebook