Weathering the Storm: Adobe Brick Test Project at the Desert Research Learning Center

Sonoran Desert Inventory & Monitoring Network


Rain can be the enemy of adobe bricks. In national parks of the U.S. Southwest, resource managers need to know what to expect as climate patterns change, potentially increasing the intensity of rainstorms. To help find out, a crew of staff and volunteers built adobe walls and exposed them to rainstorms of different intensities at the Desert Research Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.


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