[Coral-List] African Dust; more now-a-days?

Melissa Keyes mekvinga at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 27 15:09:43 EDT 2005

Hello, listers,

Is the Sahara 'growing'?  seems I remember seeing that
folks are having troubles with the desert encroaching
more and more on farm lands, and villages becoming
buried in sand.

Also, on the subject of Iron Poor Seas, I once read an
article about a group of oceanographers who chartered
a ship, went out into the Pacific ocean, and dumped a
LOT of (powdered?) iron in the water.  They made quite
a bloom of algae.  They were surprised that they
drifted some 800 miles during the weeks they were
monitoring this bloom.

They commented that this could be a way to get excess
CO2 out of the atmousphere, but not done correctly
they could spawn another ice age.  Isn't Science


Melissa Keyes

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