The gridded MSLP data were provided by the Met Office. We wish to thank the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) Climate Simulation Panel for devising, initiating, and managing the WCRP CLIVAR WGCM Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3) experiment; agencies participating in CMIP; the Program for Climate Model Diagnostics and Intercomparison (PCMDI) in the United States for collecting, collating, and making CMIP3 output available; both Aurel Moise and Lawson Hanson for providing ready access to the data here in the Bureau of Meteorology; Francois Delage for ranking the models; and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive and very helpful reviews. This project was supported by the Australian Climate Change Science Program.
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