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Atlantic dust event (June, 2020) by Professor J.M. Prospero

by Ernest Werner last modified Jun 26, 2020 04:32

Post by Professor Joseph M. Prospero about the Saharan dust intrusion crossing the Atlantic this June:

There is much interest in the media about the spectacular African dust event that impacts a huge area of the tropical Atlantic and, now, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Much of the coverage has been descriptive. Here I present some quantitative measures that help to put the event in a longer-term perspective.

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Joseph M. Prospero

Professor Emeritus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences & Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

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