Experimental NOAA/ESRL PSD and CU CIRES Forecast of South Tropical Atlantic SST Index in Global Tropics Domain

Predictions of South Tropical Atlantic Index SSTA (red solid line) and verification (blue solid line). Dashed lines indicate one standard deviation confidence intervals appropriate to the LIM forecast.

Tables (Missing values indicated by -999.000):

*  Verification history
*  Forecasts, Lead = 3 months
*  Forecasts, Lead = 6 months
*  Forecasts, Lead = 9 months
*  Forecasts, Lead = 12 months


sta.plots

Time series of actual forecast errors normalized by one standard deviation of the expected forecast uncertainty given a perfect model. Blue line: Lead = 3 months. Red line: Lead = 6 months. Black line: Lead = 9 months. Yellow line: Lead = 12 months. Given the dynamical assumptions of the prediction model, forecast errors are Gaussian, and the horizontal lines indicate 95% confidence interval.

errstagl.plots

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