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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 (, 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.