Large quantities dust from the deserts of the Middle East can settle on the Tibetan Plateau, darkening the region’s snowpack and accelerating snow melt. A new atmospheric modeling study suggests that, in some years, heavy springtime dust deposition can set off a series of feedbacks that intensify the Indian summer monsoon. The findings could explain a correlation between Tibetan snowpack and the Indian monsoon first observed by British meteorologist Henry Blanford in 1884.
Complete Article From the publisher.Geologists study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.
Complete Article From the publisher.The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. But […]
Complete Article From the publisher.The lions of the Namib Desert survive against incredible odds, but can they survive trophy hunting, human-wildlife conflict and climate change? Desert lions aren’t a distinct species or even a subspecies, […]