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Coral reveals long-term link between Pacific winds, global climate
Description: New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation, a sign that they may again be influencing global temperatures. The study used a novel method of analyzing chemical changes in coral to show that weak tropical Pacific trade winds coincided with globally warming temperatures early in the twentieth century. When the natural pattern shifted and winds began to strengthen after 1940, the warming slowed. [Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)]
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Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Publish Date: 12/19/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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