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Dust in Antarctic Ice Reveals Important Climate Clues
March 25, 2007
Recent climate warming and land use changes may be altering atmospheric dustiness over the Antarctic Peninsula and the nearby oceans, according to a new study. While past studies of ice cores have linked high levels of atmospheric dust with large decreases in global air temperature at the end of the last ice age, there are few reliable records from recent decades and centuries when natural processes and human activities have altered climate and the landscape.
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