See How Sahara Dust Jets to the Amazon in 3-D

February 26, 2015 9:33 PM

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The Amazon rainforest exists in part due to an atmospheric pipeline of dust from the Sahara Desert. And if that pipeline were to dry up or be diverted, massive biological changes could occur across the jungle.

New research published on Tuesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters uses satellite data to create the first three-dimensional look at how dust makes its way across the Atlantic. The findings provide researchers with another clue about how the fate of one of the wettest places on the planet...

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