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Aridification of the Sahara desert caused by Tethys Sea shrinkage during the Late Miocene
Zhang, Z.; Ramstein, G.; Schuster, M.; Li, C.; Contoux, C.; Yan, Y. (2014). Aridification of the Sahara desert caused by Tethys Sea shrinkage during the Late Miocene. Nature (Lond.) 513(7518): 401–404. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature13705
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Atmospheric sciences; Palaeoclimate; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Zhang, Z.
  • Ramstein, G.
  • Schuster, M.
  • Li, C.
  • Contoux, C.
  • Yan, Y.

Abstract
    The drying of the Tethys Sea—the progenitor of the modern Mediterranean, Black and Caspian seas—weakened the northern extension of the African monsoon and led to the creation of the Sahara desert about 7 million years ago.

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