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Elusive origin of warming slowdown

Global surface warming was slower than expected in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Research attributes similar events to ocean or atmosphere fluctuations, but the subtle origins of these events may elude observational detection.

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Figure 1: Hiatus in surface warming and the upper-ocean heat budget.


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Allan, R. Elusive origin of warming slowdown. Nature Clim Change 7, 316–317 (2017).

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