Gustiness : The driver of glacial dustiness ?

  title={Gustiness : The driver of glacial dustiness ?},
  author={David McGee and Wallace S Broecker and Gisela Winckler},
During glacial periods of the Late Quaternary, mineral dust emissions from Earth’s dominant source areas were a factor of 2e4 higher than interglacial levels. The causes of these fluctuations are poorly understood, limiting interpretation of dust flux records and assessment of dust’s role in past climate changes. Here we consider several possible drivers of glacialeinterglacial dust flux changes in an effort to assess their relative importance. We demonstrate that a wide range of data supports… CONTINUE READING
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