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NSF-funded IUPUI study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected origins


March 22, 2017

In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is the first to report that the ocean is not the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for numerous plants and animals living in the Namib Desert. Full Story

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

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