• reading: Em Hall’s High and Dry, a classic on New Mexico water that’s one of those books that everyone says you should read. I am.
  • paper of the day: ENSO as a mediator of the solar influence on climate, Julien Emile-Geay and colleagues, in paleoceanography last month: “ENSO may plausibly have acted as a mediator between the Sun and the Earth’s climate.”
  • maps: Western snowpack, from the University of Washington hydrology group. They’ve got a ton of useful products to help track conditions.
  • phenology: My sister said Sunday she’s got her first daffodils (she’s also in Albuquerque)
  • word of the day: loess – a wind-blown soil


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