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Windblown dust may muck up regional climate predictions
Description: Dust that capriciously wafts into the atmosphere may cloud climate forecasts. Using 23 leading computer simulations of global climate researchers tried to re-create African dust records collected by satellites between 1982 and 2013. Looking at year-to-year variations in how much dust originated in Africa and the distance it traveled, the researchers found that the simulations were orders of magnitude wrong, consistently underestimating dust production and movement. [Source: Science News]
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Source: Science News
Publish Date: 7/14/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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