Palaeoclimate: End of the African Humid Period

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CARTA-Inspired Publication
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: deMenocal, Peter B
Year of Publication: 2015
Journal: Nature Geoscience
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Pagination: 86-87
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 1752-0894

The Sahara was more humid and habitable thousands of years ago. Reconstructions of North African hydroclimate show that the onset of aridity started in the north, with the monsoon rains weakening progressively later at lower latitudes.