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Lesley L. Smith
Affiliation: CIRES
Phone: (303) 497-6172
E-mail: lesley.l.smith@noaa.gov
Mailing Address:
NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
R/PSD1
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305

Fax: (303) 497-6020

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SST Correlations with US Precipitation

Nino1+2 region:

Nino3 region:

Nino3.4 region:

Nino4 region:

Gulf of Mexico:

Northeast Pacific:

Northwest Atlantic:

Equatorial Atlantic:


image from David Schneider, Climate Data Guide, NCAR
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ENSO-region SSTs Causality On US Precipitation

Re. Information Flow:

Can we prove causality between ENSO-region SSTs and U.S. Precipitation?

Following X. San Liang "Unraveling the cause-effect relation between time series" Phys. Rev. E, 90, 052150 (2014)
Note this is a maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) of the information flow under the assumption of a linear model with additive noise.

Information flow from Pacific SSTs to U.S. Precipitation

Different Eras

Anomalies