Articles | Volume 38, issue 2
Ann. Geophys., 38, 545–555, 2020
Ann. Geophys., 38, 545–555, 2020

Regular paper 21 Apr 2020

Regular paper | 21 Apr 2020

A note on the statistical evidence for an influence of geomagnetic activity on Northern Hemisphere seasonal-mean stratospheric temperatures using the Japanese 55-year Reanalysis

Nazario Tartaglione et al.


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Short summary
It is often claimed that a relationship between atmospheric temperature and geomagnetic activity exists. The aim of this paper is to highlight how the use of statistical tests, used to establish such a relationship, can be prone to misinterpretation when temporal and spatial autocorrelations are not taken into account. When these autocorrelations are considered, the relationship between temperature and geomagnetic activity no longer exists.