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Scientists launch new website

(Desert Rearch Institute) — Scientists at the Desert Research Institute are developing and testing new ideas that could ultimately help predict the kinds of extreme summer weather that has occurred across the U.S., such as the all-time high temperatures recorded in numerous Western cities in June, Arizona’s deadly wildfires and last year’s drought in the Midwest. These new ideas, outlined in a new website ( launched this week by DRI faculty, focus on a greater understanding of the North American monsoon (NAM) — a large-scale weather pattern that affects the American Southwest and Great Basin and has a strong impact …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Published Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.