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Title: Size of the Atmospheric Blocking Events: Scaling Law and Response to Climate Change

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Department of Mechanical EngineeringWilliam Marsh Rice University Houston TX USA
  2. Department of Mechanical EngineeringWilliam Marsh Rice University Houston TX USA, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary SciencesWilliam Marsh Rice University Houston TX USA
  3. Department of Land, Air and Water ResourcesUniversity of California Davis CA USA, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley CA USA
  4. Department of Atmospheric ScienceColorado State University Fort Collins CO USA
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1580281
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AC02-05CH11231
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Journal Name:
Geophysical Research Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Geophysical Research Letters Journal Volume: 46 Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0094-8276
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Nabizadeh, Ebrahim, Hassanzadeh, Pedram, Yang, Da, and Barnes, Elizabeth A. Size of the Atmospheric Blocking Events: Scaling Law and Response to Climate Change. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2019GL084863.
Nabizadeh, Ebrahim, Hassanzadeh, Pedram, Yang, Da, & Barnes, Elizabeth A. Size of the Atmospheric Blocking Events: Scaling Law and Response to Climate Change. United States. doi:10.1029/2019GL084863.
Nabizadeh, Ebrahim, Hassanzadeh, Pedram, Yang, Da, and Barnes, Elizabeth A. Tue . "Size of the Atmospheric Blocking Events: Scaling Law and Response to Climate Change". United States. doi:10.1029/2019GL084863.
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