Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
16 Jan 2024
 | 16 Jan 2024

Comparison of climate time series – Part 5: Multivariate annual cycles

Timothy DelSole and Michael K. Tippett

Data sets

ESGF Meta Grid - CMIP 5 ESGF

Model code and software

tdelsole/Comparing-Annual-Cycles: ComparingCyclesv1.0 (v1.0) Timothy DelSole

Short summary
This paper introduces a method to assess whether two data sets come from the same source. Current methods do not adequately consider spatial and temporal correlations and their annual cycles in a comprehensive test. This method addresses that gap, thereby providing a new and rigorous tool for evaluating the realism of climate simulations and measuring changes in variability over time.