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Study Predicts Lag in Summer Rains Over Parts of U.S. and Mexico


March 11, 2013

saguaro cactuses A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades, according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The North American monsoon delivers as much as 70 percent of the region's annual rainfall, watering crops and rangelands for an estimated 20 million people. Full Story

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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