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Warming Indian Ocean Wringing Moisture From the Sahel

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Science  10 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5643, pp. 210-211
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5643.210a

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In a paper published online by Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1089357), climate dynamicists report results from the first climate model to simulate accurately the history of Sahel rainfall, indicating that the culprit in drought years is the warming Indian ocean.