Mexican GPS tracks convection from North American Monsoon

David K. Adams, Carlos Minjarez, Yolande Serra, Arturo Quintanar, Luis Alatorre, Alfredo Granados, Esteban Vázquez, John Braun

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Abstract

The North American monsoon (NAM) is a dominant feature of the climate of northwest Mexico and the southwest United States. The annual monsoon, which usually lasts from July to September, contributes more than half of the yearly precipitation for much of the region. Thunderstorms brought on by the monsoon are routinely responsible for severe weather, including flooding, hail, wind, dust storms, and lightning. Tropical storms and hurricanes during the NAM season can also wreak havoc on a much larger scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalEos
Volume95
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 18 2014

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Keywords

  • Convection
  • GPS
  • North American Monsoon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Adams, D. K., Minjarez, C., Serra, Y., Quintanar, A., Alatorre, L., Granados, A., Vázquez, E., & Braun, J. (2014). Mexican GPS tracks convection from North American Monsoon. Eos, 95(7), 61-62. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014EO070001