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Correlations Between Climate Network and Relief Data : Volume 1, Issue 1 (24/04/2014)

By Peron, T. K. D.

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Title: Correlations Between Climate Network and Relief Data : Volume 1, Issue 1 (24/04/2014)  
Author: Peron, T. K. D.
Volume: Vol. 1, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Nonlinear, Processes
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Kurths, J., F. Cost, L. D., Comin, C. H., Amancio, D. R., Rodrigues, F. A., & D. Pero, T. K. (2014). Correlations Between Climate Network and Relief Data : Volume 1, Issue 1 (24/04/2014). Retrieved from

Description: São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. In the last few years, the scientific community has witnessed an ongoing trend of using ideas developed in the study of complex networks to analyze climate dynamics. This powerful combination, usually called climate networks, can be used to uncover non-trivial patterns of weather changes along the years. Here we investigate the temperature network of North America region and show that two network characteristics, namely degree and clustering, have markedly differences between the Eastern and Western regions. We show that such differences are a reflection of the presence of a large network community in the western side of the continent. Moreover, we provide evidences that this large community is a consequence of the peculiar characteristics of the western relief of North America.

Correlations between climate network and relief data

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