Humans reached remote North Atlantic islands centuries earlier than thought

Journal Reference: Lorelei Curtin, William J. D’Andrea, Nicholas L. Balascio, Sabrina Shirazi, Beth Shapiro, Gregory A. de Wet, Raymond S. Bradley, Jostein Bakke. Sedimentary DNA and molecular evidence for early human occupation of the Faroe Islands. Communications Earth & Environment, 2021; 2 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43247-021-00318-0 The Faroes are a small, rugged archipelago about midway between … Read more

African dust transport across North Atlantic

Journal Reference: Joseph M. Prospero, Anthony C. Delany, Audrey C. Delany, Toby N. Carlson. The Discovery of African Dust Transport to the Western Hemisphere and the Saharan Air Layer: A History. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2021; 102 (6): E1239 DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0309.1 Every year, mineral-rich dust from North Africa’s Sahara Desert is lifted into … Read more

Transat Jacques Vabre: the fantastic crossing of the Atlantic

Nine months after the high-tension outcome of the single-handed round the world race, 158 skippers will be in the start of the double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race, i.e. 79 boats spread over four classes: the Ultim (32 m ) and the Ocean Fifty (15 m) in multihulls and the Imoca (the 18 m boats … Read more