Journal article

Seasonal Forecasts of Australian Rainfall through Calibration and Bridging of Coupled GCM Outputs

Andrew Schepen, QJ Wang, David E Robertson

MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Coupled general circulation models (GCMs) are increasingly being used to forecast seasonal rainfall, but forecast skill is still low for many regions. GCM forecasts suffer from systematic biases, and forecast probabilities derived from ensemble members are often statistically unreliable. Hence, it is necessary to postprocess GCM forecasts to improve skill and statistical reliability. In this study, the authors compare three methods of statistically postprocessingGCMoutput-calibration, bridging, and a combination of calibration and bridging- as ways to treat these problems and make use of multiple GCM outputs to increase the skill of Australian seasonal rainfall forecasts. Three calibration m..

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