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PI MacDonald elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2016

Glen MacDonald – SW CSC Principle Investigator, John Muir Memorial Chair, and Distinguished Professor of Geography at UCLA – has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. It convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the nation and the world. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering, and technology... Read more

Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change Report

April 18, 2016

The report from the Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change: A Focus on Climate Adaptation Planning and Implementation is now available online. The summit was held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on November 12 and 13, 2015 and was hosted by the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (NNCAP) and Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS). The summit was sponsored by the Southwest Climate Science Center, the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in... Read more

Warmer Spring Temperatures Reduce Colorado River Flow

March 14, 2016

The Colorado River is an important water resource for seven western states and upper regions of Mexico. With ongoing drought, research to understand Colorado River streamflow is more important than ever. SW CSC funded research, led by University of Arizona professor Connie Woodhouse, has shown that warmer than average spring temperatures reduces flow more than previously recognized. Climate models have indicated that spring temperatures might affect streamflow, but this study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is the first to examine the instrumental historical record.... Read more