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Heat hide and seek

Natural variability can explain fluctuations in surface temperatures but can it account for the current slowdown in warming?

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Figure 1: Ocean heat content from 0 to 300 m (grey), 700 m (blue) and total depth (violet) from ORAS4, as represented by its five ensemble members.
Figure 2: The Pacific Decadal Oscillation based on an empirical orthogonal function analysis of sea surface temperature anomalies with the global mean removed from 1900 to May 2013 in the 20° N – 70° N and 110° E – 100° W region of the North Pacific.


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Goddard, L. Heat hide and seek. Nature Clim Change 4, 158–161 (2014).

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