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Patagonian dust machine

Nature Geoscience volume 2, pages 244245 (2009) | Download Citation

Most of the dust in Antarctic ice cores originates in the glacial outwash of Patagonia. Sedimentary evidence suggests that during the last glacial period, pro-glacial lakes provided an on/off switch for the dust flux to Antarctica.

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  1. Robert P. Ackert Jr is at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.  rackert@fas.harvard.edu

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