Role of global warming on the statistics of record-breaking temperatures.

@article{Redner2006RoleOG,
  title={Role of global warming on the statistics of record-breaking temperatures.},
  author={Sidney Redner and Mark Roger Petersen},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 6 Pt 1},
  pages={
          061114
        }
}
  • S. Redner, M. Petersen
  • Published 13 September 2005
  • Environmental Science, Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
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