Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3463–3481, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3463-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3463–3481, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3463-2017

Research article 12 Jul 2017

Research article | 12 Jul 2017

Variations in the correlation between teleconnections and Taiwan's streamflow

Chia-Jeng Chen and Tsung-Yu Lee

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Regional hydro-climatic variables are modulated by large-scale, reoccurring climate oscillations. In this article, the authors provide both statistical and physical evidence of how Taiwan’s summertime streamflow is strongly correlated with specific teleconnection patterns dominating cyclonic activity in the western North Pacific. However, such correlation can be strengthened or weakened by notable climate regime shifts, illustrating the pitfall of empirical seasonal forecasting.