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ENSO and regression to the mean

ENSO
statistics

How a recent paper published in Nature was pray to regression to the mean.

Does the Southern Annular Mode exist?

SAM
statistics
general circulation

Scavenging the literature on the Southern Annular Mode I came across two papers from the early 2000's which seem to question whether this mode is actually a global phenomenon and not a statistical artifact.

The meridional structure of the Semiannual Oscillation

Semiannual Oscillation
general circulation
tropics
stratosphere

How to filter out extra-tropical variabilty to highlight the structure of the Semiannual Oscillation using just multiple linear regression.

Analysis of "Global wave number-4 pattern in the southern subtropical sea surface temperature."

zonal waves
general circulation

A recent paper claims to have detected a global wave-4 pattern in subtropical SSTs. But have they really?

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