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February 19, 2010 - AAAS symposium "Dust in the Earth System"

Jointly organized by the four U.S. national committees for the Earth Sciences, and spearheaded by the USNCs for Soils and Quaternary Research, the symposium "Dust in the Earth System" was held at the AAAS Meeting in San Diego, California

Press from "Dust in the Earth System":
The Seattle Times (AP): 'Scientists vacuum up the data on dust'
COSMOS Magazine: 'Retreating glaciers may boost dust storms'
Oneindia: 'Dust storms from Arctic may affect climate and health...' 'Increasing dust down to Icelandic glaciers'
Spiegel Online: 'The riddle of dust' (in German)
FOCUS Online: 'Melting glaciers free dust' (in German)

If you would like to receive a CD containing the audio and presentations, please contact

  Audio of Session

PowerPoint Presentations:

Karen Kohfeld
Assistant Professor
School of Resource and Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University


Daniel R. Muhs
Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey


Natalie Mahowald
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Cornell University


Joseph M. Prospero
Professor of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry
University of Miami


Oliver Chadwick (USNC/Soils)
Geography Department
University of California, SantaBarbara


Geoffrey S. Plumlee
Research Geochemist
U.S. Geological Survey


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number GEO-0701397. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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