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Chaco Canyon: Perfect Environment for A High Elevation Observatory

The Chaco Canyon area is also defined by amazing weather extremes, and the regional climate can vary wildly from years of abundant rains to extended droughts. Freezing years in the region average less than 150 days and documented temperatures range from -38 to + 40 degrees. Fahrenheit (-40 to -50 degrees Celsius). The exact reason for extreme weather patterns in the region in current centuries is not unknown. There are other parks with cold and heat, however Chaco Canyon has experienced some pretty impressive extremes in the past. Temperature levels varied in between 40. 0 ° & deg; C and typically over 35 ° & deg; C. In clammy summers, temperature levels fluctuated up to 80 ° & deg; C, and Chaco visitors may have experienced refreshing minutes. In summer season the temperature level can range from -40 to + 40oF (-0. 5 to -3. 6 ° & deg; C), with daily variations typically exceeding 35 ° & deg; C. The high desert landscape of Chaco tape-recorded an average annual rains of 8 inches, and the canyon experienced 120 frost-free days - on average, but that can vary from year to year by up to 1 month. Here, too, rains was just 22 cm annually, with big variations from year to year. Unsteady tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico transferred to the southwest, dropping as much as 1. 5 cm a year in summertime and as low as 0. 2 cm in winter season. Rainfall evaporated rapidly and strike the ground, developing streamers visible in rain clouds. Rain may have been locally restricted in much of New Mexico, but at one end of the canyon it was raining and 5 miles east the sun appeared in a blaze of rainbows. The damp air likewise produced cumulus clouds and dramatic thunderstorms, which improved the presence and brought much - needed - wetness to the plants and animals living here.

Chaco Canyon –-- United States –-- Spiritual Land

Pueblo Bonito, the biggest archaeological site, covers about 2 hectares and has about 800 rooms arranged in a D-shaped building. Built in stages from 850 ADVERTISEMENT to 1150 AD, it rose 4 or 5 floorings and probably housed 1,200 people. In 1907, this separated desert location became a historic national park with over 2,000 hectares of historical sites and a variety of historical sites. The center of the ancient world, Pueblo Bonito, is a must see for visitors, but the main attraction of the park are the remarkable sandstone homes. The location saw a desert - like the climate in the very first half of the 11th century BC due to environment change. Environment change is thought to have actually caused the Chacoans to emigrate and ultimately abandon these canyons, beginning with a 50-year drought that began in 1130. The cultural websites of Chacoan are vulnerable and a UNESCO World Heritage Website in the sparsely inhabited 4 Corners region of New Mexico. Concerns about disintegration by travelers have resulted in Fajada Butte being closed to the public.