Table 2. Pearson and Spearman correlations between the monthly time series of global temperature anomalies for the troposphere (850-300 hPa, denoted by a "T" subscript) and for the lower stratosphere (100-50 hPa, denoted by an "S" subscript).

 

RIH denotes the RIHMI-WDC, Obninsk series; UAH denotes the University of Alabama, Huntsville series; RSS denotes the series of Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.; and JON denotes the series of P. Jones (surface temperature anomalies).

 

Upper diagonal - Pearson correlations

Lower diagonal - Spearman correlations

 

Column and row labels maybe interpreted as follows, using RIHT(GL,1979,1998) as an example. The series is that of RIHMI-WDC, for the troposphere, global anomalies, beginning in January 1979 and ending in September 2005.

 

 

RIHT

(GL,1979,2005)

JONT

(GL,1979,2005)

UAHT

(GL,1979,2005)

RSST

(GL,1979,2005)

RIHT(GL,1979,2005)

 

0.57

0.85

0.77

JONT(GL,1979,2005)

0.53

 

0.77

0.85

UAHT(GL,1979,2005)

0.83

0.73

 

0.95

RSST(GL,1979,2005)

0.74

0.84

0.93

 

 

 

 

RIHS(GL,1979,2005)

UAHS(GL,1979,2005)

RSSS(GL,1979,2005)

RIHS(GL,1979,2005)

 

0.91

0.86

UAHS(GL,1979,2005)

0.91

 

0.98

RSSS(GL,1979,2005)

0.86

0.96