The Relationship between the Southern Oscillation and Tropical Cyclone Frequency in the Australian Region Academic Article uri icon


  • A statistical model of the relationship between tropical cyclone frequency in the Australian region and an index of the strength and phase of the southern oscillation is developed for the period 1910-88. The modeling is nonstandard because the cyclone record is incomplete early in this period. The fitted model indicates that the mean annual number of cyclones during a major cold event is twice that during a major warm event.

publication date

  • October 1990