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Chinnawat Surussavadee
David H. Staelin

relative to 2003 with a few small exceptions, including a large increase by a factor of 2–3 north of 85°N. Although the factor of 2–3 is dramatic, the polar geographic area is relatively small and therefore the regional rms interannual variation is correspondingly larger. Because the Arctic is very sensitive to global warming and polar ice and tundra are sensitive to precipitation, this new ability to monitor Arctic precipitation trends during the summer months should prove useful. As noted earlier

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