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Origins of Atlantic decadal swings

Temperature variability in the North Atlantic Ocean is the result of many competing physical processes, but the relative roles of these processes is a source of contention. Here, scientists present two perspectives on the debate.

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Figure 1: Atlantic multidecadal variability.

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Vecchi, G., Delworth, T. & Booth, B. Origins of Atlantic decadal swings. Nature 548, 284–285 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature23538

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