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The geographical distribution of correlation

Figure 8.1: The correlation between the Bergen September temperature and the global SLP. The confidence limit was estimated by applying a MC-test to the times series from the location of maximum correlation, assuming that this estimate is valid for all locations. [stats_uib_8_1.m]

By computing the correlation coefficients between the time series from each grid box and the Bergen temperature, it is possible to study the geographical dependence of the Bergen temperature (60$^\circ $N,5$^\circ $E) on the SLP. Hints of a wave train pattern running from the Gulf of Mexico to Fennoscandia can be seen.


David Stephenson