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Ruth E. Comer and Martin J. Best

the GLACE model intercomparison project, 12 models were compared and three “hot spot” regions were identified as having consistently strong coupling across most of the models: India, the Sahel region of Africa, and the southern United States of America ( Koster et al. 2004 ). That study also suggested a positive link between a model’s land–atmosphere coupling strength and its skill in reproducing climatological mean precipitation ( Koster et al. 2006 ). While the geographical distributions of the

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Craig R. Ferguson, Eric F. Wood, and Raghuveer K. Vinukollu

.e., ocean–atmosphere) dynamics. Conceptually, coupling implies that in certain regions the land surface (by inducing persistence or climate “memory”) may act to reinforce meteorological extremes (i.e., flood and drought). Indeed, coupling is believed to have played an important role in the European heat waves ( Fischer et al. 2007 ); projected changes in temperature variability in Europe are largely due to enhanced coupling as well ( Seneviratne et al. 2006 ). It follows that the strength and

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