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A Perfect Ocean for Four Years of Globe-Girdling Drought

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Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 636
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.636

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On page 691 of this issue of Science, climate dynamicists compare climate-model simulations with the pattern of Northern Hemisphere drought. The comparison shows how two parts of the tropical Pacific ganged up on the mid-latitudes to create persistent drought in widely separated, seemingly unrelated regions.