Julia Cole

University of Arizona, Professor, Department of Geosciences

Edward Brook

Oregon State University, Professor, Department of Geosciences

January 29, 2010

Drying in Southwest U.S. linked to warming in Greenland

Julia Cole

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Southwest U.S. dries out when Greenland warms and gets wet when Greenland cools, according to a new study of stalagmite cores co-authored by Julia Cole (2008) and her graduate student Jennifer Wagner. Predicted warming in Greenland means the Southwest can expect drying in the future, posing a huge problem for its growing population.