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The dynamics of temperature extremes

Changes in the occurrence of atmospheric circulation patterns are not well understood. A study finds that these have been a big factor in observed changes in regional temperature extremes during recent decades. See Letter p.465

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Figure 1: The River Loire in France during the 2003 European heatwave.

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Shepherd, T. The dynamics of temperature extremes. Nature 522, 425–427 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/522425a

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