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Cold winters from warm oceans

Winters are colder in northeastern North America and Asia than in other regions at the same latitude. Previous explanations may be incomplete, having overlooked the radiation of atmospheric wave energy. See Letter p.621

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Figure 1: Winter temperature asymmetry.

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Boos, W. Cold winters from warm oceans. Nature 471, 584–586 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/471584a

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