Discharge of the Nile River: A Barometer of Short-Period Climate Variation

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Science  07 Dec 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4423, pp. 1178-1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4423.1178


Eight events of climate variation with durations of the order of 100 years have been found in the history of annual Nile River discharge dating from the year 622. They cease during the "little climatic optimum" in the North Atlantic and then reappear and intensify; this behavior suggests that control is from the belt of the polar westerlies.