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Angangueo Storm – Putting it into Perspective

18 February 2010 | Author: Chip Taylor

It seems to be part of the human condition to assign blame whenever things go horribly wrong. Had this or that not been done, the destruction in Mexico might not have been as bad, but it would have ...

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Weather Maps of Mexico Storms

18 February 2010 | Author: Jim

Satellite imagery of the track of the moisture-laden system that moved through central Mexico 1-5 February: Precipitation 30 January - 5 February (for reference, 50 millimeters is approximately 2 inches): Total Precipitation 1-7 February (for reference, 150 millimeters ...

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Videos of Angangueo Storms and Aftermath

18 February 2010 | Author: Jim

Local residents posted many videos of the storm and the subsequent damage; the destruction of Angangueo was also covered by several news agencies in Mexico. The annotated list that follows contains videos we thought would be most informative. As you ...

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Map of Angangueo and the Surrounding Area

18 February 2010 | Author: Jim Lovett

We have created a Google map of the municipality of Angangueo (near the monarch overwintering sites in Mexico) and the surrounding area. Placemarks have been added to identify buildings, locations, and other features that have been discussed in ...

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Timeline of the Disaster in Angangueo

18 February 2010 | Author: Jim

The notes that follow are reconstructions of the disastrous events that occurred in the municipality of Angangueo (in the area of the monarch butterfly overwintering sites in Mexico) from 31 January to 10 February 2010. This timeline is based ...

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Disaster in Mexico

17 February 2010 | Author: Jim

There has been a disaster of extraordinary proportions in the heart of the monarch overwintering area. Unprecedented rainfall from 31 January - 4 February led to flooding and landslides that resulted in the loss of many lives and the near ...

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2008 Season Monarch Tag Recoveries – First Look

25 April 2009 | Author: Jim

We've posted a preliminary list of Monarch Watch tags recovered at the monarch overwintering sites in Mexico this spring. We are still proofreading this listing and will be revising and/or adding to it as we receive new information. As before, ...

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A Monarch Watch Visit to the Monarch Reserves in Mexico

27 March 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

Some months ago Dennis Curtin, a writer of ebook instruction manuals on how to use specific cameras, contacted us concerning an ebook he is creating about monarchs. One communication and idea led to another as we discussed the ...

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Monarch Watch Trip to Mexico (overview)

9 March 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

We have just returned from our annual trip to Mexico to purchase tags recovered at the overwintering sites. This is just a brief overview of the trip - a more detailed report will be posted soon. We purchased about 1,000 tags ...

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Abies religiosa and Danaus plexippus

3 March 2009 | Author: Jim Lovett

Daniel Mosquin, Education and Technology Manager at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, recently posted some photos and video taken at the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Reserve in Mexico. If you'd like to learn a bit more ...

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