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Millennial-scale fluctuations in Saharan dust supply across the decline of the African Humid Period
Description: The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate Hurricane activity. In a new research study an international team of geoscientists reconstructed the history of Saharan dust storms during the last 12.000 years. [Source: The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Germany)]
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Source: The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Germany)
Publish Date: 7/19/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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