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Observed variations in U.S. frost timing linked to atmospheric circulation patterns

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Strong, C., McCabe, G. J., 2017, Observed variations in U.S. frost timing linked to atmospheric circulation patterns: Climate Signals, doi: 10.1038/ncomms15307 L3 - 10.1038/ncomms15307 M3 - Article L3 - http://dharmasastra.live.cf.private.springer.com/articles/ncomms15307#supplementary-information ER -

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Several studies document lengthening of the frost-free season within the conterminous United States (U.S.) over the past century, and report trends in spring and fall frost timing that could stem from hemispheric warming. In the absence of warming, theory and case studies link anomalous frost timing to atmospheric circulation anomalies. However, recent efforts to relate a century of observed changes in U.S. frost timing to various atmospheric circulations yielded only modest correlations, leaving the relative importance of circulation and warming unclear. Here, we objectively partition the U.S. into four regions and uncover atmospheric circulations that account for 25–48% of spring and fall-frost timing. These circulations appear responsive [...]

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Courtenay Strong, Gregory J. McCabe
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