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The Sahara Desert is expanding

ScienceDaily (March 29, 2018)

New study finds that the world’s largest desert grew by 10 percent since 1920, due in part to climate change

Titre : The Sahara Desert is expanding

ScienceDaily (March 29, 2018)
The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert and suggests that other deserts could be expanding as well. The study was published online March 29, 2018, in the Journal of Climate.

The study results suggest that human-caused climate change, as well as natural climate cycles such as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), caused the desert’s expansion. The geographical pattern of expansion varied from season to season, with the most notable differences occurring along the Sahara’s northern and southern boundaries.

Story Source  : University of Maryland

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