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Nature 242, 310 - 313 (30 March 1973); doi:10.1038/242310a0

Five-Year Climatic Trend for the Northern Hemisphere

VICTOR P. STARR* & ABRAHAM H. OORT

*Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Between May 1958 and April 1963 the mean temperature of the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere fell by about 0.60° C. The data which lead to this conclusion are presented in this article.

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