Journal article

On the use of composite analyses to form physical hypotheses: An example from heat wave - SST associations

Ghyslaine Boschat, Ian Simmonds, Ariaan Purich, Tim Cowan, Alexandre Bernardes Pezza

Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been financially supported by the Australian Research Council grants numbers DP140102855 and DP120103950. T.C. and A.P. are supported by the Goyder Institute for Water Research, and the Australian Climate Change Science Program. The T<INF>max</INF> and T<INF>min</INF> data at Perth station can be downloaded at and the ERA-Interim data is available at We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and thank the various climate groups for producing and making their model output available. Finally, we thank Dr P. Terray for the use of his STATPACK statistical set of tools.