More about how the Sahara creates the Amazon

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4 Responses to “More about how the Sahara creates the Amazon”

  1. TrevorSweet says:

    Fun fact:  The name Sahara derives from the Arabic word for desert. See also Gobi.

  2. chdunk says:

    Actually, the hypothesis is even older than that.  See:

    “Saharan Dust in the Amazon Basin”
    Swap R, Garstang M, Greco S, Talbot R, Kallberg P. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology. 1992;44(2):133-149.

  3. beforewepost says:

    Two questions:
    1)Is there anyway to download the interview for listening to on my commute?
    2) Is there anything special about the dust? That is it especially rich in nutrients?

    • Paul Renault says:

       Ditto: I have never been able to get anything from (I’m assuming it’s) SoundCloud.  Ever, even from their site.

      It might be becauses SoundCloud is so intimately linked to Facebook, that my ‘hosts’ file doesn’t like it.  Are there any alternatives?

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