Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
31 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 31 Mar 2021

A climate network perspective on the intertropical convergence zone

Frederik Wolf, Aiko Voigt, and Reik V. Donner

Data sets

TRACMIP data set A. Voigt and M. Biasutti

Model code and software

Unified functional network and nonlinear time series analysis for complex systems science: The pyunicorn package J. F. Donges, J. Heitzig, B. Beronov, M. Wiedermann, J. Runge, Q.-Y. Feng, L. Tupikina, V. Stolbova, R. V. Donner, N. Marwan, H. A. Dijkstra, and J. Kurths

Short summary
In our work, we employ complex networks to study the relation between the time mean position of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and sea surface temperature (SST) variability. We show that the information hidden in different spatial SST correlation patterns, which we access utilizing complex networks, is strongly correlated with the time mean position of the ITCZ. This research contributes to the ongoing discussion on drivers of the annual migration of the ITCZ.
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