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Winds of change

Nature Climate Change volume 3, pages 538539 (2013) | Download Citation

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Computer models and some theories suggest that global warming causes tropical Pacific trade winds to weaken, even as western tropical Pacific rainfall increases. A new observational study indicates otherwise.

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  • 31 May 2013

    In the version of this News & Views article originally published, the words 'L'Heureux and colleagues' were missing from the sentence "The pronounced multidecadal strengthening of the Walker circulation shown by L'Heureux and colleagues is primarily linked to recent warming by association; they do not suggest a similar relationship to warming earlier in the century." This error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions.

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  1. Matthew Newman is at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies, University of Colorado and Physical Sciences Division/NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, 325 Broadway, R/PSD1, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328, USA

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