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Global sea-level rise dampened by Australia floods

August 19, 2013

map of floodplains in southwestern Queensland When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by NCAR shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world's ocean levels dropped measurably. Full Story

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