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Thomas Jung and Peter B. Rhines

, however, and a recurring feature is the downwind development of new cyclones spawned by earlier developing cyclones upwind (wave packets of baroclinic instability) (e.g., Chang 1993 ; Chang et al. 2002 ). Thus some of the cyclone generation in the Arctic Basin can be associated with propagation from farther south. The net result, in which a cyclonic appendage of the Icelandic low reaches high into the Arctic and greatly affects winds, ice drift, and temperatures, is clear from many observations, for

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