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Linear and nonlinear statistical analysis of the impact of sub-tropical ridge intensity and position on south-east Australian rainfall

Whan, Kirien; Timbal, Bertrand; Lindesay, Janette


The intensity and position of the sub-tropical ridge (STR) have strong relationships with rainfall variability in southern Australia. The combined effect of intensity and position in March-April-May (MAM) and June-July-August (JJA) is the focus of this research. Linear statistics were used first: area-averaged and Australia-wide spatial correlations of STR intensity and position with precipitation in south-west eastern Australia reveal that STR intensity has a much stronger and more widespread...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Climatology
DOI: 10.1002/joc.3689


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