Climate Research Vol. 21, No. 3 (2002)

Climate Assessment for the Southwest


Publication date: July 16, 2002

Guest Editor: Brent Yarnal

Focussing on climate phenomena and the vulnerability of the southwest United States, CLIMAS (Climate Assessment Project for the Southwest) involves a continuing program drawing primarily from participatory research efforts. It summarizes and evaluates current knowledge and aims at contributing to a better understanding of regional dynamics and at supporting the work of decision makers.



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Bales R

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