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Another new article is published in the scope of RISC-KIT: "Windiness spells in SW Europe since the last glacial maximum"
Researchers at the University of the Algarve produced the latest research, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Our colleagues at the University of the Algarve have published a new research article entitled "Windiness spells in SW Europe since the last glacial maximum". The article, published in the Elsevier journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, delves into the relationship between wind patterns, past and present, and sand dune mobility.
Dunefields have a great potential to unravel past regimes of atmospheric circulation as they record direct traces of this component of the climate system. Along the Portuguese coast, transgressive dunefields represent relict features originated by intense and frequent westerly winds that largely contrast with present conditions, clearly dominated by weaker northwesterly winds. Optical dating and subsurface stratigraphy document age clusters indicating main historical episodes of dune mobilization.
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