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Response to Comment on “Multiyear Prediction of Monthly Mean Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5°N”

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Science  02 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6107, pp. 604
DOI: 10.1126/science.1223200

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Vecchi et al. question the skill of our initialized multiyear predictions of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), arguing that our predictions do not outperform their suggested climatological reference forecast—using a single measure of skill. We show that our initialized AMOC predictions do outperform the climatological reference forecast, using both measures of hindcast performance that were presented in our original paper.

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