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Future oceans under pressure

Subtropical highs influence climate over extensive regions of the planet. These maritime high-pressure systems are set to intensify in boreal summer over the coming century, as a result of an increase in the land–sea thermal contrast.

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Figure 1: Atmosphere–ocean feedbacks in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Nakamura, H. Future oceans under pressure. Nature Geosci 5, 768–769 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1623

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