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VARIATIONS OF SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURES OFF NORTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH RAINFALL IN QUEENSLAND - 1956-1987

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dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author LOUGH, JM
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:47:46Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:47:46Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:15:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:10:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:47:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:10:37Z
dc.date.issued 1992-12-01
dc.identifier 2469 en
dc.identifier.citation Lough JM (1992) Variations of sea surface temperatures off north-eastern Australia and associations with rainfall in Queensland: 1956-1987. International Journal of Climatology. 12: 765-782. en
dc.identifier.issn 0899-8418
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2469
dc.description.abstract Spatial, seasonal, and interannual variations of sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) in the area 0-30-degrees-S. 130-180-degrees-E are examined for the period of 1956-1987. Sea-surface temperatures in this region are high throughout the year with an annual range of only 0.5-degrees-C close to the Equator, increasing to 5.0-degrees-C, south of 24-degrees-S. Interannual variability of SSTs is highest and year-to year persistence of anomalies is lowest in October November. Interannual variability is lowest and year-to-year persistence is highest in April-May. Sea-surface temperature anomalies developed in June July are more likely to persist through subsequent seasons than SST anomalies developed in December-January. Interannual variations of SSTs are related more closely to Queensland rainfall variations in the winter season than in the summer season. In the summer season, SST-rainfall linkages are dominated by co-variations of these two variables with the Southern Oscillation. In the winter season, significant associations between SSTs and rainfall are present in the absence of large variations of the Southern Oscillation.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Climatology - pages: 12: 765-782 en
dc.subject Monthly Anomalies
dc.subject Interannual Variability
dc.subject Atlantic Sector
dc.subject Southern Oscillation
dc.subject Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
dc.subject Rainfall
dc.subject Queensland
dc.subject Pacific Region
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Monsoon
dc.subject El-nino
dc.subject Indian-ocean
dc.subject Sea-surface Temperature
dc.subject Principal Components
dc.subject Tropical Cyclone Activity
dc.subject Western South Pacific
dc.title VARIATIONS OF SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURES OFF NORTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH RAINFALL IN QUEENSLAND - 1956-1987
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1992KE09800001


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