Contact: Jennifer Fitzenberger
University of Arizona
Caption: The prolonged drought in northwest Africa from 1999-2002 killed many Atlas cedar trees. This photo is from a site in Algeria where tree-ring researcher Ramzi Touchan took samples to develop a drought history of the region. The trees, also known as Cedrus atlantica, are native to the Atlas Mountains of northwest Africa.
Credit: Photo courtesy of R. Touchan, University of Arizona.
Usage Restrictions: This photo may be used only to illustrate a story about the research described in the release, 20th Century One of Driest in Nine Centuries for Northwest Africa.
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