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Predicted expansion of sand deserts

Global warming is changing monsoon systems, the Hadley circulation and the activity of extratropical cyclones. Now, a study shows how these changes will affect the Earth’s arid sand deserts, with profound implications for the environmental and technological sectors.

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I thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding through the Heisenberg Programme and grant 280821821.

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Parteli, E.J.R. Predicted expansion of sand deserts. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 967–968 (2022).

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