US and Mexico Border Region: North American Monsoon I
The North American Monsoon (NAM) defines the summer season hydroclimatology of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with important interactions between oceanic, atmospheric, land surface and ecological processes. This session invites contributions on recent advances in understanding the NAM, including its predictability, physical processes, and societal implications. Of particular interest are studies using field datasets, such as those from the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) and subsequent activities, and numerical modeling efforts stemming from those activities. We welcome studies focused across a range of time scales from the diurnal cycle up to interannual predictions under climate change scenarios.