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Old 04-25-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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About this time of year, the posts come rolling in asking about Colorado's mountain climate. This is a good read about it, taken from a practical mountain weather course syllabus published out of the NWS in Alaska. The link here http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/classroom/m...eather/CH8.pdf is for the discussion on the southern Rockies and northern Rockies. This should answer a lot of questions for people.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:28 PM
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Great resource, thanks.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I find myself wondering what our local weather patterns will look like if Katla blows its top in Iceland this year. That's a big volcano located about 20km from Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that took out EU air traffic last week. Katla, which is easily 10x larger than Eyjafjallajokull, has erupted soon (within a year or so) after each and every Eyjafjallajokull eruption in the last two centuries. Its eruption in 1783 produced the coldest winter in North America recorded in the last 500 years, and threw Northern Europe into a deep cold spell for decades. That oughtta be good news for the Global Warming crowd.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Awesome climate resource!

Not climate related (but reading related) - when I lived in Arizona I picked up this amazing (and very hefty) book called "A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert" (which I HIGHLY recommend to you desert rats out there.) I learned an awful lot about the region's climate, geology and ecology from it. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for similar books about Colorado. I can understand it would be a little more difficult to break down the region by geography as opposed to climate type / biome, but I'd really love to learn a lot more about the native animals, grasses, trees and rocks spread across Colorado's varied landscape.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Awesome climate resource!

Not climate related (but reading related) - when I lived in Arizona I picked up this amazing (and very hefty) book called "A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert" (which I HIGHLY recommend to you desert rats out there.) I learned an awful lot about the region's climate, geology and ecology from it. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for similar books about Colorado. I can understand it would be a little more difficult to break down the region by geography as opposed to climate type / biome, but I'd really love to learn a lot more about the native animals, grasses, trees and rocks spread across Colorado's varied landscape.
Books about Colorado Eco-region...Colorado Culture or otherwise?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:26 AM
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Great information.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:46 AM
 
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Great thread. Much thanks!
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