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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Saharan dust : sources and trajectories

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MIDDLETON N.J. ; GOUDIE A.S. ;

Abstract

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

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 26, no2 [pp. 165-181]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

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