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Warming Arctic brings jet-stream waviness and extreme weather

Artist's illustration of the Polar jet stream across the Earth

Jet streams (example pictured, artist’s illustration) are long, narrow bands of wind high in the atmosphere that are becoming more sinuous, in part because the Arctic is warming more than other parts of the planet. Credit: Science History Images/Alamy

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Nature 609, 656 (2022)



  1. Moon, W., Kim, B.-M., Yang, G.-H. & Wettlaufer, J. S. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 119, e2200890119 (2022).

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