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The Influence of Changes in Cloud Cover on Recent Surface Temperature Trends in the Arctic

April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Atmospheric circulation and the global energy budget are largely influenced by surface temperature. Thompson and Wallace (1998) showed that the Arctic Oscillation (AO) is the principal component of the Northern Hemisphere sea level pressure poleward of 20°N and Thompson et al (2000) showed that the AO accounts for as much as 50% of the winter [...]

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