Unprecedented recent summer warmth in Arctic Canada

  title={Unprecedented recent summer warmth in Arctic Canada},
  author={Gifford H. Miller and Scott J. Lehman and Kurt A. Refsnider and John R. Southon and Yafang Zhong},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={5745 - 5751}
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