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Reconciling two approaches to attribution of the 2010 Russian heat wave

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In the summer 2010 Western Russia was hit by an extraordinary heat wave, with the region experiencing by far the warmest July since records began. Whether and to what extent this event is attributable to anthropogenic climate change is controversial. Dole et al. (2011) report the 2010 Russian heat wave was "mainly natural in origin" whereas Rahmstorf and Coumou (2011) write that with a probability of 80% "the 2010 July heat record would not have occurred" without the large-scale climate warmi...

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10.1029/2011GL050422

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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0094-8276
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uuid:6f1141fd-7c88-4f64-afd7-c321c932420f
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342850
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pubs:342850

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