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Research article
01 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2022

Exploring the link between austral stratospheric polar vortex anomalies and surface climate in chemistry-climate models

Nora Bergner, Marina Friedel, Daniela I. V. Domeisen, Darryn Waugh, and Gabriel Chiodo

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