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Atlantic Ice and Mild Winters

Abstract

THE influence of the Gulf Stream in ameliorating the climate of the United Kingdom and of the north-west corner of Europe up to 71° of north latitude is so well known and so generally acknowledged that no comments are required; but can we discover any force sufficiently powerful by which this great heating power may occasionally be so largely augmented as materially to influence our usual winter temperatures, by bringing to our shores not only a larger flow of warm water, but also impelling it to strike or come into closer contact with our coasts further to the south?

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