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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1295-1320, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1295-2017
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02 Mar 2017
Temporal and spatial evaluation of satellite-based rainfall estimates across the complex topographical and climatic gradients of Chile
Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini et al.

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This work exhaustively evaluates – for the first time – the suitability of seven state-of-the-art satellite-based rainfall estimates (SREs) over the complex topography and diverse climatic gradients of Chile. Several indices of performance are used for different timescales and elevation zones. Our analysis reveals what SREs are in closer agreement to ground-based observations and what indices allow for understanding mismatches in shape, magnitude, variability and intensity of precipitation.
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