Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Clim. Past, 11, 939–958, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-939-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 939–958, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-939-2015

Research article 24 Jun 2015

Research article | 24 Jun 2015

Reconciling reconstructed and simulated features of the winter Pacific/North American pattern in the early 19th century

D. Zanchettin et al.

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A discrepancy exists between reconstructed and simulated Pacific North American pattern (PNA) features during the early 19th century. Pseudo-reconstructions demonstrate that the available PNA reconstruction is potentially skillful but also potentially affected by a number of sources of uncertainty and deficiencies especially at multidecadal and centennial timescales. Simulations and reconstructions can be reconciled by attributing the reconstructed PNA features to internal variability.