Researchers from the University of Washington have recently discovered a new finding in Central Asian weather. The researchers found that winds native to Central Asia have been blowing in the same way for over 42 million years. These winds help share the topography and climate in Central Asia, helping form deserts in the region.
The researchers found these discoveries by studying dust patterns in the rock of the area. They found similar dust patterns which are caused directly by the wind. If these patterns remain similar over a long period of time it shows that the wind was blowing in the same pattern over this whole time period. These findings will help to predict how the ecosystem will take shape in that region in the future. If researches know that this wind will be a common factor over time they can help predict what may happen in the future and use this for further studies or to combat any dilemmas which may arise.