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Authors of Science paper on African drought discussing their findings with reporters.

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Timothy Shanahan of the University of Texas at Austin, Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona and Paul Filmer of NSF discuss the findings of the recent Science paper "Atlantic forcing of persistent drought in West Africa" in a call with reporters on Apr. 15, 2009.

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