Distribution of chlorite and kaolinite in eastern Atlantic sediments off North Africa

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Chlorite in the Atlantic sediments is predominantly derived from the Atlas Mountains, kaolinite originates in the southern Sahara and Sahel zone. These minerals may be used to reconstruct the tracks of two superimposed wind systems (Trade Winds and Harmattan Wind). A modified method for determining relative abundances of chlorite and kaolinite is presented.

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