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Charney et al. 1975

Charney, J., P.H. Stone, and W.J. Quirk, 1975: Drought in the Sahara: A biogeophysical feedback mechanism. Science, 187, 434-435, doi:10.1126/science.187.4175.434.

Two integrations of a global general circulation model, differing only in the prescribed surface albedo in the Sahara, show that an increase in albedo resulting from a decrease in plant cover causes a decrease in rainfall. Thus any tendency for plant cover to decrease would be reinforced by a decrease in rainfall, and could initiate or perpetuate a drought.

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  author={Charney, J. and Stone, P. H. and Quirk, W. J.},
  title={Drought in the Sahara: A biogeophysical feedback mechanism},

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ID  - ch09700z
AU  - Charney, J.
AU  - Stone, P. H.
AU  - Quirk, W. J.
PY  - 1975
TI  - Drought in the Sahara: A biogeophysical feedback mechanism
JA  - Science
VL  - 187
SP  - 434
EP  - 435
DO  - 10.1126/science.187.4175.434
ER  -

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