Times of Oman
Nov 25, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 09:06 PM GMT
Scientists search rubbish on Oman's beaches for clues to cyclones
August 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Based on the dates on plastic food and drink labels, it was determined that the litter had been carried to the beach during Cyclone Gonu in 2007 and Cyclone Phet in 2010. Photo supplied

Muscat: Scientists from GUtech found a silver lining in the unsightly litter on Oman's beaches when they realised it could provide useful information about past cyclones that have struck the coast.

Dr Goesta Hoffmann and Dr Klaus Reicherter have just published a paper on their findings and shared their work with Times of Oman.

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