Navigation Links
No relief for Pacific Northwest drought

It does not appear there will be any major relief this spring or summer from the unusually dry weather that has recently hit the Pacific Northwest, according to new projections of drought severity and fire risk that are based on "general circulation" models that forecast global climate.

The analysis, which was developed by researchers at the U.S.D.A. Forest Service and Oregon State University, also shows that the northwestern part of the country will face forest and rangeland fires this year that could be unusually severe and generally the worst of any area in the nation.

Wet weather has recently predominated in the Southwest, Central and Atlantic coast regions of the United States. As a result, 2005 should be a fairly mild fire season in most areas of the nation.

But the same forecasts for a period from now to August show some pockets of drought severity and associated fire risks in southern Florida, Maine and southeastern Arizona. And there is a major problem of historic proportions developing in a six-state region that includes Oregon, Washington, northern California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

"We project that the drought severity the northwestern states are now experiencing will only get worse in coming months, and reach levels that were generally seen during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s," said Ronald Neilson, a bioclimatologist with the U.S. Forest Service and professor of botany at OSU.

Severe drought does not automatically translate into major fires, said Neilson and colleague James Lenihan, a fire and ecosystem modeler.

"It takes ignition sources such as lightning storms to trigger multiple fires, and that doesn't always happen," Lenihan said. "But those events are fairly common and, because of that, fires will often occur if vegetation, moisture and climatic conditions are right, which it appears they will be this year."

The latest consensus forecast for fire risk this spring and summer indicate huge fo
'"/>

Source:Oregon State University


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists discover the bodys marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief
2. Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea
3. Brain differences could explain why males and females experience pain relief differently
4. Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action
5. New flood-tolerant rice offers relief for worlds poorest farmers
6. New engineered drug may offer prolonged arthritis relief
7. Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers
8. Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs
9. Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
10. Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
11. Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: relief for Pacific Northwest drought

(Date:10/14/2014)... Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard ... But such avarice may be a fatal weakness. ... to kill prostate cancer cells by delivering a trove ... the diseased cells brimming with the mineral, leaving non-cancer ... drugs already commercially available for other uses, could soon ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of ... a cell that lines liver blood vessels, according to a ... . The existence of such a cell type contradicts current ... embryo, and may hold clues to origins of, and future ... from a single cell into a complex being made up ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years ... "broad window" of intervention if detected early, which ... predisposition, say Australian clinical researchers. , Dr ... Garvan Institute of Medical Research, analysed medical histories ... 766 pancreatic cancer patients, operated on between 1994 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Prostate cancer's penchant for copper may be a fatal flaw 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 3Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family 2
... Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been elected a ... the only current university president to be elected to ... is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers, ... those who have made outstanding contributions to their fields. ...
... Medicine of the National Academies honored members Donald Berwick, R. ... today at the IOM,s 43rd annual meeting. ... member for distinguished service over an extended period. He ... Care in America, which produced the landmark reports To Err ...
... The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters ... endangered, with only about 1,000 animals alive today. Scientists ... colleagues are using medical technology to shed new light ... waterway punctuated by constant shipping, dredging, and underwater construction. ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh elected to Institute of Medicine 2Institute of Medicine honors members for outstanding service 2Institute of Medicine honors members for outstanding service 3Seeing in the dark 2Seeing in the dark 3
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market ... change material market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and ... of the Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials ... in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse ... phase change material market, and is supported by ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) ... in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. This ... is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018, at ... Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific LCoS display ... analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of the ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The report " Cloud Analytics Market ... Speech; Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, Delivery ... Analysis (2013 - 2018) ", defines and segments ... segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of ... driving this market, various restraints, and opportunities impacting ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... SAN DIEGO and HILDEN, ...   , Translational research ... new capabilities being presented at the American Society ... Volume of 250,000-plus DNA samples linked to Ingenuity ... superior depth for genomic analysis  Ingenuity ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 2QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 3QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 4QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 6
... University of Oklahoma professor has been selected as a 2010 ... contributions in chemistry in either academia, government or industry. ... Biochemistry, will be honored during a special ceremony at the ... 2010 Class of Fellows is only the second group of ...
... An international team of scientists and industrialists is to meet ... new technique for harnessing green energy. Norwegian company EnSol ... cell technology which they seek to develop commercially by 2016. ... University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy to develop ...
... de-radicalize terrorists show promise, if well-run, says a new ... findings the most comprehensive to date, based on ... conference this week. Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalization ... the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and ...
Cached Biology Technology:New technique announced to turn windows into power generators 2Terrorist de-radicalization shows promise, comprehensive study finds 2
... Tracker Intracellular Localization Kit with TransIT-siQUEST ... approach to directly label and deliver ... efficient yet non-destructive manner, for in ... functional inhibition of target gene expression ...
... mir Vana miRNA Bioarray Essentials Kit provides ... and post-hybridization washing of the mir Vana ... has been labeled using Ambions mir Vana ... positive control miRNA (Bioarray ID BA10001) that should ...
... The Label IT siRNA Tracker Intracellular ... to directly label and deliver siRNA, of ... manner, for in vitro tracking experiments. Subcellular ... expression can be monitored following introduction of ...
... is a new product number, ... product number. If showing no ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,344-9) ... assistance. ID clarifier: box holds ...
Biology Products: