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Fickle trends in the ocean

A model analysis of the uptake of carbon dioxide in the North Atlantic carries with it a cautionary reminder about interpreting what may be short-term trends as signals of long-term climate change.

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Figure 1: Impact of a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation.


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Gruber, N. Fickle trends in the ocean. Nature 458, 155–156 (2009).

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