Atacama desert dating

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More than 5,000 people had to abandon their homes in northern Chile, as many roofs in the desert region are not designed to withstand rain.

The images above show the largest snowfall the region has witnessed in a half-century.Cosmic aid There are locations in the Atacama where not a single drop of rain has been recorded by humans, and the Edinburgh University researcher has studied dry river beds he can show have had no water running through them for 120,000 years.But it is with the general hyper-aridity conditions of the Atacama that the Scottish-based scientist is most interested.Parts of Uruguay and Argentina also coped with freezing temperatures.Several major copper mines were shuttered and overland transportation was snarled due to the snow, heavy rains, and flooding, according to news reports.

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