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These figures illustrate the shift of cloud cover associated with the jet streams over land by latitude over the past 40 years. In the north, the cloud cover is slowing moving north and in the south cloud cover is shifting south. This change supports previous findings that the jet streams are shifting toward the poles.
Source: R. Eastman

Changes in cloud distribution explain some weather patterns

By Nancy Gohring via UW News and Information Regional cloud changes, such as those that result in less rain during monsoons in India and those that…

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An unusually large, long-lasting and powerful cyclone churned over the Arctic in early August 2012.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

By Hannah Hickey via UW News and Information It came out of Siberia, swirling winds over an area that covered almost the entire Arctic basin…

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Greenland ice core shows Antarctica vulnerable to warming

Greenland ice core shows Antarctica vulnerable to warming

By Vince Stricherz via UW News and Information An international study indicates the last interglacial period more than 100,000 years ago could be a good…

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