By William deBuys
With its hovering azure sky and stark landscapes, the yank Southwest is likely one of the so much hauntingly appealing areas on the earth. but awesome inhabitants development, mixed with the intensifying results of weather swap, is riding the oasis-based society as regards to the edge of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.
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Milly explained that High Blue: The Great Downshift of Dryness 33 he is neither an atmospheric scientist nor a climatologist, as though these were lamentable limitations. ” Rather, he is a hydrologist. His forte is describing processes that take place on terra firma, and what he particularly brings to the research group he leads is an instinct for connecting the hydrological dynamics of the land to the dynamics of sea and air. ” He pauses to let this sink in. “That’s not a bad zero-order characterization, but it is overly simplistic.
4 The drought of the 1950s is a dim memory in the Southwest today, but it provides an instructive contrast to the dry years of the early 2000s. S. Geological Survey, based at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos. It was he who surfaced the Hillerman quote. Boyishlooking and compactly built, he has earned a local reputation as a “field beast” who easily hustles up hills and ridges, leaving his companions gasping for breath. (I count myself among that clan of under-oxygenated clamberers, having survived multiple field excursions with Dr.
The trouble is, as these secondary relationships come into focus, the outlook for the Southwest grows worse, not better. An example of this involves mountain snowpack and albedo. Albedo is a measure of reflectance. A snowfield has high albedo and reflects back into the atmosphere most of the light and heat energy that falls upon it as sunshine. Dark, bare ground, with low albedo, has the opposite effect; it warms up and stores heat comparatively well. ” They smooth them out, reducing their choppy, steep topography to rounder, more evenly shaped lumps, which means that they underestimate the surface area of the mountains—and by extension the albedofeedback effect.