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  Southwest United States: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/southwest_united_states.htm   (1706 words)

  
 Southwestern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Southwest region of the United States is drier in weather than the adjoining Southern United States and U.S. West; the population is less dense and, with moderate Mexican and American Indian components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas.
The land was settled by Confederates in Arizona Territory (CSA) and Union Mormons in the State of Deseret.
Texas is a part of the Southern United States, as it shared that region's view of States Rights, taxes and tariffs, and slavery; and membership in the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
www.fremont.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Southwestern_United_States   (663 words)

  
 Talk:Southwestern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However it is important note that the Rarely included states are someties considered part of the region either from a historical perspective or from a previous interpretaion such as is the case of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
The southwest geographical area of the United States is all that area south of 39 deg.
All those states laying partially of wholly in the area might be considered part of this southwest but it is bound together by no single cultural, historical or other geographical significance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Southwestern_United_States   (880 words)

  
 Arizona - MSN Encarta
The name of the state is derived from the Native American word arizonac believed to mean “place of the small spring.” Arizona is popularly known as the Grand Canyon State, after its most remarkable physical feature, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.
The Colorado Plateau is a flat, dry, semidesert region that covers the northern two-fifths of the state.
The most important river in Arizona is the Colorado, which enters the state in the north, flows southwestward to the state’s western boundary, and then follows the boundary south into Mexico.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570033/Arizona.html   (1664 words)

  
 LUHNA Chapter 9: Landscape Changes in the Southwestern United States: Techniques, Long-term Data Sets, and Trends
9-12) were an episodic phenomena in southwestern forests, and the synchronized nature of these events demonstrates the importance of interannual climate in controlling local to regional-scale fire occurrence.
These patterns may indicate that the historical variability 1in age structures of southwestern ponderosa pine were characterized by pulses of heavy tree recruitment in particularly favorable years embedded in a background of a more continuous but lower level of tree recruitment.
The role of climate in a pine forest regeneration pulse in the southwestern United States.
biology.usgs.gov /luhna/chap9.html   (5576 words)

  
 agricultur
The water used for irrigation in the Southwestern United States is obtained from both surface and groundwater sources (El-Ashry and Gibbons 1986).
In the Southwestern United States, the salinization of soil as well as both ground and surface waters is also caused by irrigation.
In the case of the Colorado River, the largest river in the Southwestern United States, most of the salt loading occurs in the upper basin states (Utah and Colorado), and results in damages in the lower basin (Arizona, New Mexico, and California).
www.earlham.edu /~biol/desert/irrigation.htm   (2266 words)

  
 Fire-Southern Oscillation relations in the Southwestern United States (part 2 of 2)
To examine long-term relations between climate and fire in the southwestern United States, regional values for tree-ring growth from Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and pinyon pine growing at 28 sites in Arizona and New Mexico were compiled.
Negative correlations have been reported between tree growth in the southwestern United States and the SOI, that is, tree growth is enhanced during El Nino conditions.
If southwestern landscapes are to be regarded as a mosaic of patches recovering from disturbance, as specified in the current paradigm [29], then our analyses of these patches must match the spatial and temporal scales of fires as an ecological process.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Research/firesorelate2.htm   (1111 words)

  
 Saltcedar invasion in desert wetlands of the southwestern United States: ecological and political implications - ...
The debate on whether saltcedar is an aggressive invader or simply an opportunistic species is largely academic: the presence of saltcedar in riparian habitats of the southwestern United States is a warning sign that something is very wrong with the ecosystem.
The recent listing of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (a native species that nests in saltcedar) under the Endangered Species Act of the United States has challenged efforts to move forward with release of insects for biocontrol of saltcedar.
Concern for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, a species that evolved in native riparian plant communities, should not ignore the plight of numerous other legally protected, sensitive, and even common species that are negatively affected by saltcedar.
www.coopext.colostate.edu /TRA/PLANTS/lovich.html   (580 words)

  
 Hantavirus Disease -- Southwestern United States, 1993
Since May 1993, the state health departments in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah; the Indian Health Service; and CDC, with the assistance of the Navajo Nation Division of Health, have been investigating an outbreak of acute respiratory illness related to a newly recognized hantavirus (1-5).
CDC and the Division of Health, Nevada State Department of Human Resources, are continuing the investigation of this case.
Outbreak of acute illness -- southwestern United States, 1993.
www.cdc.gov /MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/00021294.htm   (866 words)

  
 Southwestern United States -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Image:US map-Southwest.PNG The southwestern United States (called the American Southwest or simply the Southwest) is a region of western United States, warmer than the northern states and drier than the eastern states; the population is less dense and, with moderate Mexican and American Indian components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas.
When the western frontier of the United States was farther east, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri were considered Southwestern states.
The regional population is growing rapidly, with Arizona and Texas in particular rivaling the southern states as a destination for retired Americans in search of a warm climate.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Southwest_United_States   (493 words)

  
 Aztlan Dream to Retake the Southwestern United States
A radical Hispanic movement's dream to retake the southwestern United States is becoming a reality with the aid of Mexican and U.S. policies, according to some immigration watchers.
A breakaway of U.S. states is a distinct possibility, according to prominent Chicano activist and University of California at Riverside professor Armando Navarro.
Spencer believes the aim is to create a sovereign state, "Republica del Norte," the Republic of the North, that would combine the American Southwest with the northern Mexican states and eventually merge with Mexico.
www.mnforsustain.org /aztlan_aztlan_dream_to_retake_the_south_us.htm   (1554 words)

  
 Fire-Southern Oscillation relations in the Southwestern United States (part 1 of 2)
The southwestern United States is an ideal area for assessment of regional fire-climate patterns.
Annual ring growth in southwestern conifers is primarily a function of cool season moisture.
In this report both warm (El Nino) and cold (La Nina) episodes in a 300-year record of fire activity for the southwestern United States are evaluated.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Research/firesorelate.htm   (690 words)

  
 Hantavirus Infection -- Southwestern United States: Interim Recommendations for Risk Reduction
The recently recognized hantavirus-associated disease among residents of the southwestern United States (1-4) and the identification of rodent reservoirs for the virus in the affected areas warrant recommendations to minimize the risk of exposure to rodents for both residents and visitors.
The reservoir hosts of the hantavirus in the southwestern United States also act as hosts for the bacterium Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent of plague.
Although epidemiologic studies are being conducted to identify specific behaviors that may increase the risk for hantavirus infection in humans in the United States, rodent control in and around the home will continue to be the primary prevention strategy (Box 1Table_B1).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00030643.htm   (3844 words)

  
 Native American Studies
American Indian Studies: the American Indian Studies Program at CSU, Long Beach, is dedicated to the presentation of unique art works, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): responsible for the administration and management of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
United States Code, Title 25: section of the US Code addressing Native Americans.
www.southalabama.edu /univlib/picks/native.html   (855 words)

  
 Flood-Flow Frequency Model Selection in Southwestern United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Uniform flood frequency guidelines in the United States recommend the use of the log Pearson type 3 (LP3) distribution in flood frequency investigations.
Using flood-flow data at 383 sites in the southwestern United States, we explore the suitability of various flood frequency models using L-moment diagrams.
Nevertheless, this study reveals that index-flood procedures need not be restricted to the GEV distribution because the LN2, LN3, and LP3 distributions appear to be suitable alternatives, at least in the southwestern United States.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?9301602   (247 words)

  
 Proterozoic quartzites in the southwestern United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My master's thesis is a pilot study in using detailed structural analysis and EMP monazite geochronology with massive, ~1.7 Ga quartzites to place absolute age constraints on Proterozoic deformation in the Southwestern United States.
The eventual goal is to use these regionally extensive quartzites as a marker unit by which we can separate and compare the style of enigmatic 1.4 Ga deformation and metamorphism throughout the region.
The fundamental geometry of this orogen in the southwestern United States is defined in many areas by fold-fault pairs and isolated synclines of thick ~1700 Ma quartzite.
www.geo.umass.edu /grads/kopera/past?M=D   (503 words)

  
 ARS | Publication request: RIPARIAN AREAS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Wetland areas make up less than 2% of the total land area in the southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, and portions of the surrounding states), but their importance to the native flora and fauna, and to the humans of the region, is far greater than this small proportion would suggest.
Throughout, care is taken to emphasize the differences from and similarities to the more widely-known wetlands of the eastern United States.
While not an essential book for the landscape ecologist, this edited volume does a very nice job describing the physical and biotic environment of the riparian areas of the southwestern United States, and covers the complex management and regulatory issues driven by the competing uses for scarce water resources.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=171915   (309 words)

  
 MetaVR Southwestern United States Terrain Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This MetaVR Southwestern United States (SWUSA) terrain database was delivered to the Air Force Research Lab in Mesa, Arizona.
An F-16 landing at the Nellis Air Force Base airfield, which is part of the Southwestern United States terrain database.
An F-16 fly-over of the Nellis Air Force Base airfield, which is part of the Southwestern United States terrain database.
www.metavr.com /casestudies/mtswusa_db.html   (433 words)

  
 Geckos of the Southwestern United States - Coleonyx brevis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geckos of the Southwestern United States - Coleonyx brevis
In North America, the Texas Banded Gecko is found in arid land in West and South Texas, parts of New Mexico, and Northeastern Mexico.
In Texas, it is found in the Trans-Pecos region of Southwest Texas, and the western parts of the South Texas thorn scrub.
www.kingsnake.com /gecko/c_brevis.html   (55 words)

  
 Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States
Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States
The primary aim of Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States by Donovan S. and Helen B. Correll is to enable the identification of fern and flowering plants in polluted and non-polluted aquatic and wetland habitats of the Southwestern United States (Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona).
The basic requirement for inclusion was a plant's ability to withstand a permanent or seasonally long submersion of at least its root system.
www.blackburnpress.com /aqandwetplan.html   (401 words)

  
 Folk Medicine in Hispanics in the Southwestern United States
Vasoconstriction and a low metabolic rate signify one has a "cold" disease while "hot" conditions are characterized by vasodilation and a high metabolic rate.
Examples of "hot" diseases or states are pregnancy, hypertension, diabetes, acid indigestion, susto, ojo and bìlis.
Most people do not think about hot and cold principles unless they have been stressed by illness or are in another vulnerable state.
www.williecolon.com /health/latinofolkremedies.htm   (4387 words)

  
 ARS | Publication request: RIPARIAN AREAS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Citation: Goslee, S.C. Riparian areas of the southwestern united states.
Technical Abstract: The riparian wetlands of the southwestern United States are often overlooked in general surveys of wetland ecology simply because of their very small total area.
It provides a valuable service just by reminding us all that that not all wetlands are found in the east, and that the southwest isn't just desert.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=171915&pf=1   (309 words)

  
 Regional Map : Weather Underground
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Relatively warm highs in the 70s are expected in the Intermountain West while highs in the 60s and 70s are expected in the Northeast.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of 12 degrees at West Yellowstone, Mont. to a high of 96 degrees at Laredo, Texas.
www.wunderground.com /US/Region/Southwest/2xVisibility.html   (355 words)

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