Re: Horrible drought in Arizona
- Here is a link to the drought index:
--- In methanehydrateclub@y..., "pawnfart" <mike@u...> wrote:
> The Arizona drought condition right now is the worst in 107 years.
> Some rainfall records show they are -21.87" behind 2001. Water
> in reserviors are at an ALL time low, most are at 22% or LESS
> capacity, water wells are going dry in areas. They are loosing 10-
> acres a MONTH of Ponderosa Pines.
> I had a buddy in the Army from Arizona I used to tease about his
> cactus in his back yard, but he used to explain to me how wrong I
> was. Of course, I have been through there many times, especially
> Arizona, and I knew that parts of Arizona and New Mexico are some
> the most wooded areas in the west.
> To follow the drought and wildland fire danger go to
> click on fire report. You'll see this drought is just as bad if not
> WORSE than the east coast and SE drought.
> From a cirrus standpoint, I called for this drought and was very
> concerned about it last year.
> Allow me to explain.
> Last year, President Bush met with the Mexican President. The
> President practically was begging Bush that over flows from Lake
> would be allowed to go through to the Gulf of California. The
> reason stated was for bottle neck dolphins and other wildlife in
> Gulf eustuary that suffered as a result of the poor flows from the
> Colorado delta. Sadly, it appears that Palm Springs gulf courses
> that water.
> I realize if this is the first time you have read my words, I make
> sense. But after awhile--it does. And for starters, I must say that
> May flowers bring April showers.
> Understand, studies have been made the correlate the SSTs in the
> of California with monsoonal rain patterns to AZ. Those SSTS have
> been cold. So, the question is why?
> The answer is all electrical.
> With warmer oceans, the North Pacific gyre conducts electrical
> currents better. Sadly for AZ, the gyre generally contains east to
> west moving and cirrus reducing currents to the north of the gyre
> you go too far north you hit the Alaska current, geared of the
> which does indeed move the other way and interestingly, in my view
> the cause of the start of a neo glacial, provided the oceans get
> enough, but that is for another post). Hence, the result is that
> tropics through the regions of China and Japan get relatively more
> cirrus enhancement, whereas the SSTs for the west coast and gulf
> get relatively cold SSTs. I know, confusing.
> Further, the electrical insulation, once cirrus enhancement
> electrically does occur, is poor from poor hydrate conditions.
> Despite the Hoover dam, huge amounts of biological material still
> flow from Lake Mead during some spring rains. This flows to the
> of California and causes methane to be produced by methanogens, and
> hydrates form, freezing from the methane, and coat the Gulf with
> insulating hydrates. This allows more electrical enhancement of
> cirrus clouds, and over ambiant winds and time, provides for warmer
> SSTs. Warmer SSTs mean more monsoonal flow for AZ.
> Finally, the dams of China in particular have been harsh on all of
> the N. Pacific. But mostly, it is Lake Mead, if you want to talk
> human activity. You can also, of course, talk about world wide
> ocean from CO2 as methanogen food and as a GHG. But that isn't a
> regional problem (and why CO2 is not your Gaia forcing as it cannot
> exact a regional biological climate feedback whereas cirrus clouds
> can). All higher CO2 can do is in general melt hydrates and ice
> means that, especially to the northern parts of the gyres, there
> be less electrical insulation. Again, as the gyres turn these
> into the California current, there are more cold anomalies for the
> west coast.