Towards the prediction of multi-year to decadal climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere

Scott Power, Ramiro Saurral, Christine Chung, Rob Colman, Viatcheslav Kharin, George Boer, Joelle Gergis, Benjamin Henley, Shayne McGregor, Julie Arblaster, Neil Holbrook, Giovanni Liguori

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Multi-year (2-7 years) and decadal climate variability (MDCV) can have a profound influence on lives, livelihoods and economies. Consequently, learning more about the causes of this variability, the extent to which it can be predicted, and the greater the clarity that we can provide on the climatic conditions that will unfold over coming years and decades is a high priority for the research community. This importance is reflected in new initiatives by WCRP, CLIVAR, and in the Decadal Climate Prediction Project (Boer et al., 2016) that target this area of research. Here we briefly examine some of the things we know, and have recently learnt, about the causes and predictability of Southern Hemisphere MDCV (SH MDCV), and current skill in its prediction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-40
Number of pages9
JournalPast Global Changes Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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