Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
10 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 10 Dec 2018

Using paleoclimate reconstructions to analyse hydrological epochs associated with Pacific decadal variability

Lanying Zhang, George Kuczera, Anthony S. Kiem, and Garry Willgoose


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Sep 2018) by Thomas Kjeldsen
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2018) by Thomas Kjeldsen
Short summary
Analyses of run lengths of Pacific decadal variability (PDV) suggest that there is no significant difference between run lengths in positive and negative phases of PDV and that it is more likely than not that the PDV run length has been non-stationary in the past millennium. This raises concerns about whether variability seen in the instrumental record (the last ~100 years), or even in the shorter 300–400 year paleoclimate reconstructions, is representative of the full range of variability.