Verification of Linear Inverse Modeling Tropical OLR, Wind, and SST Anomalies Months 2-9 Forecasts
C-LIM forecast verification for the most recent "monthly" (35-day mean) OLR/200 mb wind (left, with contour interval 2.5 W/m2) and SST/850 mb wind (right, with contour interval 0.1oC) anomalies. Note that the initialization (Pentad 0) is shown in the EOF space of the model. Wind vectors are scaled by the reference vector (m/s) shown on each plot; vectors with speed below 0.5 m/s (1 m/s) at 850 mb (200 mb) are omitted for clarity. All forecasts verify against Month 0, which is shown in the EOF space of the model. For comparison, see the cross-validated forecast skill maps.