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Storminess in a warming world

Storms that form in mid-latitude storm-track regions play a critical role in Earth's climate system. Now satellite observations indicate that changes in their location and intensity may be acting as a positive feedback to global warming.

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Figure 1: Potential changes in the position and cloudiness of mid-latitude storm tracks in a warming climate.


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Stephens, G. Storminess in a warming world. Nature Clim Change 1, 252–253 (2011).

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