Influence of Global-Scale Variability on the Subtropical Ridge over Southeast Australia

  title={Influence of Global-Scale Variability on the Subtropical Ridge over Southeast Australia},
  author={W. Cai and P. V. Rensch and T. Cowan},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  • W. Cai, P. V. Rensch, T. Cowan
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Journal of Climate
  • AbstractIn recent decades, southeast Australia (SEA) has experienced a severe rainfall decline, with a maximum reduction in the austral autumn season. The cause(s) of this decline remain unclear. This study examines the interaction between remote large-scale climate modes and an atmospheric phenomenon known as the subtropical ridge (STR) at the local scale. A focus is placed on the utility of using the STR as a bridge for understanding how these remote climate drivers influence SEA rainfall… CONTINUE READING
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