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WCD | Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 1–25, 2020
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Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 1–25, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 03 Jan 2020

Research article | 03 Jan 2020

The characteristics and structure of extra-tropical cyclones in a warmer climate

Victoria A. Sinclair et al.

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