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Climate, Water, and Change: A Perspective from the American West

Saturday, June 7, 2003
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Precipitation patterns in the American West are widely varied and lead to both tremendous floods and prolonged droughts, and understanding these variations is a key component in helping residents adapt to life in this region. In this lecture, Kelly Redmond, deputy director of the Desert Research Institute, discusses natural variability in precipitation patterns throughout the West and comments on the additional impact human-driven climate change may have on climate and water resources in the region.

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  • American West
  • water
  • Columbia River System
  • Colorado River System
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • El Ni_o
  • La Ni_a
  • climate
  • change
  • variability
  • precipitation
  • stationarity
  • snowpack
  • glacial
  • melting
  • public lecture
  • climate change