Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Adv. Stat. Clim. Meteorol. Oceanogr., 7, 73–85, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ascmo-7-73-2021
Adv. Stat. Clim. Meteorol. Oceanogr., 7, 73–85, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ascmo-7-73-2021
 
02 Dec 2021
02 Dec 2021

Comparing climate time series – Part 2: A multivariate test

Timothy DelSole and Michael K. Tippett

Data sets

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) World Climate Research Programme https://esgf-node.llnl.gov/projects/cmip5/

Model code and software

Software for comparing time series T. DelSole and M. K. Tippett https://github.com/tdelsole/Comparing-Time-Series

Short summary
After a new climate model is constructed, a natural question is whether it generates realistic simulations. Here, realistic does not mean that the detailed patterns on a particular day are correct, but rather that the statistics over many years are realistic. Past approaches to answering this question often neglect correlations in space and time. This paper proposes a method for answering this question that accounts for correlations in space and time.