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Rainfall and drought in equatorial east Africa during the past 1,100 years

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, January 2000
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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8 tweeters


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Rainfall and drought in equatorial east Africa during the past 1,100 years
Published in
Nature, January 2000
DOI 10.1038/35000179

Dirk Verschuren, Kathleen R. Laird, Brian F. Cumming

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
Germany 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Kenya 2 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 265 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 74 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 25%
Student > Master 31 10%
Student > Bachelor 20 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 16 5%
Other 57 19%
Unknown 25 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 99 33%
Environmental Science 73 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 51 17%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Arts and Humanities 8 3%
Other 18 6%
Unknown 40 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 February 2020.
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Altmetric has tracked 17,361,274 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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