DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005501
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Abstract: [1] Time-series analysis of Earth's major dust source regions reveals common traits in responses of wind erosion to climate anomalies. Lag cross-correlations of monthly mean aerosol optical depth, precipitation, vegetation, and wind speed are examined from 1979-1993. The response to monthly climate anomalies can differ greatly from the response to seasonal mean climate. The signs, magnitudes, and lags of highly significant ( p < 0.01) correlations show that 14 important mineral dust source areas characterized…

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