(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Analysis of daily and monthly spatial variance components in historical temperature records

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The purpose of this paper is to examine changes in the spatial variance of mean monthly and daily temperatures that may have occurred during the period of historical records. The northern hemispheric lower-tropospheric satellite-based temperature records from 1979 to 1996 and the near-surface air temperature records from either 1947 to 1996 or 1897 to 1996 show relatively consistent temporal patterns with respect to spatial variance. Overall, the spatial variance in temperature anomalies has declined during the period of historical records and spatial variance is negatively related to mean hemispheric temperature. These results are consistent with model predictions


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 18, no6 [pp. 544-552]

Bibliographic references : 19 ref.

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