On correcting precipitation as simulated by the regional climate model COSMO-CLM with daily rain gauge observations
- Ralf LindauAffiliated withMeteorological Institute, University of Bonn Email author
- , Clemens SimmerAffiliated withMeteorological Institute, University of Bonn
Precipitation amounts simulated by the regional climate model COSMO-CLM are compared with observations from rain gauges at German precipitation stations for the period 1960–2000. The model overestimates precipitation by about 26 %. This bias is accompanied with a shift of the frequency distribution of rain intensities. The model overestimation varies regionally. A correction function is derived which adjusts rain intensities at every model grid point to the observations.
- On correcting precipitation as simulated by the regional climate model COSMO-CLM with daily rain gauge observations
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Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Volume 119, Issue 1-2 , pp 31-42
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