Navigation Links
Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

Scientists have finally found out how the Ice Age in Europe dried up the West African monsoons.

As part of the research, the team of scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara reconstructed the most detailed history of the West African monsoon yet, spanning 155,000 years and two ice ages.

They analysed the amount of barium in plankton shells found in an ocean sediment core drilled beneath the Gulf of Guinea. Barium is found in freshwater run-off from the river Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities.

The researchers found that when the northern latitudes were frozen over, monsoon rains were much weaker, only gaining strength again when the temperatures in the north increased.

There were also big swings in monsoon activity over timescales as small as 100 years, linked to rapid climate change caused by changes in ice sheet size.

According to David Lea, who conducted the research with team leader Syee Weldeab and colleagues, this is the first study to corroborate the long suspected connection between the West African monsoon and climate at higher latitudes - especially over geological timescales.

"Something that happens right up in the poles can have a dramatic effect on the climate in the tropics. But until now, there hasn't been enough supporting evidence," said Lea.

The study appears in the journal Science, reports New Scientist.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 15 Anti-SARS Drugs Identified By China-Europe Team of Researchers
2. Lung Cancer Deaths Declining In Men But Not Women In European Countries
3. Bird flu infection spreads from Asia to Europe
4. Record Growth Of Soya-Based Dairy Alternatives Over The Past Year In European Markets
5. Record growth of Soya-based dairy alternatives in Europe
6. Bird Flu Risk In Europe, Middle East And Africa
7. European Countries To Fund $4 Billion For Vaccination For Poor Children’
8. Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union
9. Scottish Children Have Worst Dental Health In Europe
10. EU medical chief says Europe ready for bird flu
11. Asian Alternative Treatments For Cancer On The Rise In Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during ... Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP ... such, it eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking medication during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office ... of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office ... forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the ... published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ... in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/25/2017)...   Montrium , an industry leader in ... IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ... Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization (CRO), ... to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, ... complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug ... approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to ... indicates additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate ... to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: