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Fossil fjords in Africa hold clues to how the Arctic could look in a distant future

Ancient dried up fjords in Namibia and modern northern fjords formed under similar conditions, but hundreds of thousands of years apart

Unless you are Namibian, the image above may, at first glance, appear to be yet another satellite image of a fjord-cracked northern coastline — perhaps Greenland or Norway. The close similarities in appearance aren’t just a coincidence; Namibia holds a network of fossil fjords that could help climate scientists better understand the climate of the...

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