NASA Satellite Reveals How Sahara Dust Fertilizes the Amazon Rainforest

February 25, 2015 9:43 AM

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(Photo : NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio) The lidar instrument aboard the CALIPSO satellite distinguishes dust from other particles based on optical properties.

The Amazon rainforest in South America is apparently being fertilized by phosphorus that originates from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert in Africa, according to a new study.

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