Southern Arizona's Changing Hydroclimate

with Mike Crimmins

Southern Arizona's changing hydroclimate flyer


5:30 to 6:30 p.m., April 19, 2024

This presentation will provide an overview of some of the unique aspects of the hydroclimate of southern Arizona including seasonality in precipitation and topoclimatic gradients. It will also explore how a changing climate interacts with these features and how increasing temperatures are driving an increasingly arid environment across the southwest U.S. Long-term historical patterns in precipitation and temperature will be explored as will recent updates to climate projections for the Southwest


Mike Crimmins is on the faculty of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona and is an Extension Specialist in Climate Science for Arizona Cooperative Extension. He has been in this role since 2005 working with ranchers, farmers and natural resource managers across Arizona to integrate climate information in their planning and decision making and assisting them in developing strategies to adapt to a changing climate.


Trevor Lauber