Multivariate and multiscale dependence in the global climate system revealed through complex networks

  title={Multivariate and multiscale dependence in the global climate system revealed through complex networks},
  author={Karsten Steinhaeuser and Auroop Ratan Ganguly and N. Chawla},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
A systematic characterization of multivariate dependence at multiple spatio-temporal scales is critical to understanding climate system dynamics and improving predictive ability from models and data. However, dependence structures in climate are complex due to nonlinear dynamical generating processes, long-range spatial and long-memory temporal relationships, as well as low-frequency variability. Here we utilize complex networks to explore dependence in climate data. Specifically, networks… 
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