Table 2: Correlation at 95% significance level between the MO indices and the Mediterranean-averaged variables ( , , - , and net heat flux, ) on annual basis (a) and for winter season (b) at decadal (5-year running means) timescale. (—) indicates that correlation is not significant. The highest correlation for each variable is highlighted in bold.
(a)

5-year med-averaged annual basis
MOIPCMOIACMOIGIMOIFLMOIMJ

−0.74−0.42−0.30−0.67
−0.53−0.34
0.530.28
−0.71−0.30−0.44

(b)

5-year med-averaged winter
MOIPCMOIACMOIGIMOIFLMOIMJ

−0.87−0.82−0.67−0.62−0.79
−0.35−0.32
0.750.710.740.790.80
−0.49−0.42