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Arctic warming favours extremes

The twenty-first century was marked by a number of extreme weather events over northern continents. Amplified warming in the Arctic region and associated changes in atmospheric dynamics may provide a clue for understanding the origin of these recent extremes.

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Figure 1: Recent changes in the atmospheric wave pattern in the Atlantic sector.


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Semenov, V. Arctic warming favours extremes. Nature Clim Change 2, 315–316 (2012).

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