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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Icelandic Dust (2 of 2)

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Caption: A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study in the journal Science shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting. The dust is both accelerating glacial melting and contributing important nutrients to the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean. The results provide new insights on the role of dust in climate change and high-latitude ocean ecosystems.

Credit: Strategic Ocean Solutions

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