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Recent trends in precipitation and streamflow in the Rio Puerco Basin

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Peter Molnar, and Jorge A Ramirez, Recent trends in precipitation and streamflow in the Rio Puerco Basin: .

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River systems in semiarid regions are susceptible to rapid and dramatic channel erosion and arroyo formation. Climate plays an important role in arroyo development through changes in precipitation intensity, seasonality, and variability. Here, trends in precipitation and streamflow at the annual, monthly, and daily timescales for the last 50 yr are analyzed for the Rio Puerco Basin in northwestern New Mexico, and connections with recent watershed and channel changes are examined. The increasing trend in annual precipitation in the basin is shown to be part of larger-scale climatic variability that affects the U.S. Southwest region, which is associated with climatic anomalies in the northern Pacific. Results of hydroclimatic data analyses [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 10:02:14 CDT 2011

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