US and Mexico Border Region: North American Monsoon I

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 29th Conference on Hydrology
Cochairs:  Yolande Serra, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Christopher Castro, Atmospheric Sciences, University or Arizona, Tucson, AZ and Enrique R. Vivoni, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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.

  8:45 AM
Regional Climate Model Projection Credibility for the North American Monsoon
Melissa S. Bukovsky, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. M. Carrillo, D. J. Gochis, and L. O. Mearns
  9:30 AM
The Dominant Synoptic-Scale Modes of North American Monsoon Precipitation
Simona Seastrand, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Y. Serra, C. Castro, and E. A. Ritchie
  9:45 AM