VIDEO: When the Rains Fail, the Mountains Rise - Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series - UCSD-TV - University of California Television
When the Rains Fail, the Mountains Rise - Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series
Date: 4/5/2016; 45 minutes


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The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Geophysicist Adrian Borsa describes how the loss of water across the west is causing the entire region to rise like an uncoiling spring. Recorded on 02/08/2016. (#30495)

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