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Atlantic origin of Pacific changes

Unprecedented strengthening of Pacific trade winds has occurred in recent decades, while both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean surface temperatures warmed. Now a study suggests that the Atlantic Ocean warming is driving this Pacific trade wind strengthening and the warming of the Indian Ocean.

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McGregor, S. Atlantic origin of Pacific changes. Nature Clim Change 6, 233–234 (2016).

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