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Climate model shows large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara increase rain and vegetation

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Science  07 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6406, pp. 1019-1022
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar5629

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vol. 361 no. 6406 1019-1022

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  • Received for publication November 22, 2017
  • Accepted for publication August 1, 2018

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  1. Yan Li1,2,3,*,
  2. Eugenia Kalnay1,4,*,
  3. Safa Motesharrei1,4,5,*,
  4. Jorge Rivas,
  5. Fred Kucharski6,
  6. Daniel Kirk-Davidoff1,
  7. Eviatar Bach1,4,
  8. Ning Zeng1,7
  1. 1Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  2. 2Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
  3. 3State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resources Ecology, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China.
  4. 4Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  5. 5Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  6. 6Earth System Physics Section, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste I-34100, Italy.
  7. 7LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100029, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: yanli.geo{at}gmail.com (Y.L.); ekalnay{at}umd.edu (E.K.); ssm{at}umd.edu (S.M.)

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