After a slow start in June and a record-wet July, precipitation in much of the Southwest has been mostly absent since early August. The high-pressure ridge that helped hold Hurricane Harvey in place over Houston kept moisture from circulating into the Southwest. This year, the late-season monsoon has been particularly dry, with very few storms and limited tropical storm activity that might otherwise help boost seasonal totals
As the world’s population nears 8 billion, a $30 million endowment from Edward P. Bass will enable Biosphere 2 to address some of the century’s most critical questions in food, water and energy security.
Vastly different approaches to city planning for long-term flood control resulted in differing outcomes for two of the cities hardest hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A UA professor of planning and real estate development talks about what helped, and hindered, Houston and Jacksonville.
With a solar-powered water-purification system and lab on wheels, UA researchers extend infrastructure to a community and supply educational opportunities for students.
UA researchers have been busy forecasting and studying this year's highly active hurricane season — and it isn't over yet. The season runs through November and could include even more destructive storms.
Forecasts favor above-average temperatures for all of the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin, and above-average precipitation for Texas, through November.