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Late Quaternary European dust and climate

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon dating of small gastropods in loess soil from Hungary suggests that rapid changes in late Quaternary North Atlantic temperature and glacial dust activity in East Central Europe and Greenland were largely synchronous, according to a study; the authors suggest that fluctuations in precipitation and atmospheric circulation as well as the North Atlantic Oscillation may have influenced European dust activity.

Article #17-12651: "Coupled European and Greenland last glacial dust activity driven by North Atlantic climate," by Gábor Újvári et al.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gábor Újvári, Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Budapest, HUNGARY; tel: +36-30-5300577; e-mail: <>


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