Scales of Climate in Designing with the Desert
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Climate records on the global scale are sparse in many regions, and existing climate models only resolve part of the complexity of the climate system (and at gross resolutions of spatial scale; e.g., grid cells the size of Arizona). The key to desert design, and coping with desert climates on earth, relates to regions of the subtropics as part of the general atmospheric circulation due to the Hadley Cell motion system between the equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn (23.5 north and south of the equator). In fact, several scientists consider these oscillations good analogs for study on possible future societal impacts due to expected future regional climate change. Coping with moisture extremes of the summer monsoon and variable winter supplies of moisture is a challenge to designing livable spots in the desert and to avoid dangerous zones that may flood periodically.