Dust from Sahara Desert fertilizes the Amazon rain forest
Dust from Sahara Desert fertilizes the Amazon rain forest,
April 30, 2015,
By Erin Jordan,
Tuscon News NOW.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The health of the Amazon rain forest is linked to the dry and dusty Sahara Desert, according to a new study from NASA. A river of dust connects these two vastly different environments. The river carries nutrients from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon. The dust falls over the Amazon and acts like a fertilizer for the diverse flora of the rain forest.