Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather Events
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Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather Events

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Waves crash onto the beach near Brighton Pier in England, in January 2007. Gale force winds and heavy rain brought disruption to large parts of the country. Severe weather events like this one may be linked to more frequent fluctuations in the polar jet stream, according to a new study. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study suggests that the polar jet stream has been fluctuating more than normal as it passes over the parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and that’s affecting weather in

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Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather Events

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