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A New Driver for the Atlantic's Moods and Europe's Weather?

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Science  07 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5301, pp. 754-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5301.754a

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The North Atlantic is known for decade-long swings in its winds and weather; the most recent turnabout sent brutal chill to northern Europe this winter. Now researchers may have spotted an oceanic driver—changes in the temperatures of various currents—that may be propelling these atmospheric mood swings and could one day yield long-term predictions of European weather