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Attribution of the United States "warming hole": Aerosol indirect effect and precipitable water vapor
Description: In contrast to the widespread global warming, the central and south central United States display a noteworthy overall cooling trend during the 20th century, with an especially striking cooling trend in summertime daily maximum temperature (Tmax) (termed the U.S. "warming hole"). Here researchers used observations of temperature, shortwave cloud forcing (SWCF), longwave cloud forcing (LWCF), aerosol optical depth and precipitable water vapor as well as global coupled climate models to explore the attribution of the "warming hole". [Source: Scientific Reports]
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Source: Scientific Reports
Publish Date: 11/1/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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