Random Note for WOTY #JSB-1

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 8 16:32:04 UTC 2014

"Polar vortex".  Sibling of the polar express.  10.7 million Ghits in
.24 seconds.  Goes back at least to 1966, but recently unwelcome in
its current neighborhood.

1966:  Atmospheric Ozone Studies: An Outline for an International
Observation Program, report dated Nov. 1965.

One quotation in the OED: under "Arctic Oscillation", from 1998.


At 1/8/2014 09:34 AM, David Barnhart wrote:
>Now that ADS annual meeting is safely behind us,
>_Boss-napping_ (NYT 1/8/2014, p B1), albeit about an event in France.

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