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Saharan dust : sources and trajectories

Auteurs :
MIDDLETON, N.J.
GOUDIE, A.S.

Description :
The Sahara is the world's largest source of aeolian desert dust, but precise information on specific sources of this material is poor. This paper uses daily data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) for 1999 to identify source areas for major dust events and their trajectories of long-range transport. Two major sources areas are identified : the Bodélé depression and an area covering eastern Mauritania, western Mali and southern Algeria. Both of these major dust sources are primarily driven by natural factors since they are little affected by anthropogenic activities.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Transactions - Institute of British Geographers (1965), issn : 0020-2754, 2001, vol. 26, n°. 2, p. 165-181, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2001

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Institute of British Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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