Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
13 Sep 2023
Review |  | 13 Sep 2023

Weather persistence on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales: a methodological review

Alexandre Tuel and Olivia Martius

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Weather persistence on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales has been a topic of research since the early days of meteorology. Stationary or recurrent behavior are common features of weather dynamics and are strongly related to fundamental physical processes, weather predictability and surface weather impacts. In this review, we propose a typology for the broad concepts related to persistence and discuss various methods that have been used to characterize persistence in weather data.
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