, Volume 84, Issue 3-4, pp 365-382

Refinement of dynamically downscaled precipitation and temperature scenarios

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Abstract

A method for adjusting dynamically downscaled precipitation and temperature scenarios representing specific sites is presented. The method reproduces mean monthly values and standard deviations based on daily observations. The trend obtained in the regional climate model both for temperature and precipitation is maintained, and the frequency of modelled and observed rainy days shows better agreement. Thus, the method is appropriate for tailoring dynamically downscaled temperature and precipitation values for climate change impact studies. One precipitation and temperature scenario dynamically downscaled with HIRHAM from the Atmospheric-Ocean General Circulation Model at the Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg, ECHAM4/OPYC4 GSDIO with emission scenario IS92a, is chosen to illustrate the adjustment method.