Journal cover Journal topic
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2163-2185, 2017
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Research article
20 Apr 2017
Inter-comparison of daily precipitation products for large-scale hydro-climatic applications over Canada
Jefferson S. Wong et al.

Data sets

Adjusted and Homogenized Canadian Climate Data
Australian National University Spline model for Canada
ANUSPLIN for Canada
The Canadian Precipitation Analysis, Environment and Climate Change Canada
COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment over the North American domain
The North American Regional Reanalysis
Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
Global dataset at the Princeton University
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
This study was conducted to quantify the spatial and temporal variability of the errors associated with various gridded precipitation products in Canada. Overall, WFDEI [GPCC] and CaPA performed best with respect to different performance measures, followed by ANUSPLIN and WEDEI [CRU]. Princeton and NARR demonstrated the lowest quality. Comparing the climate model-simulated products, PCIC ensembles generally performed better than NA-CORDEX ensembles in terms of reliability in four seasons.
This study was conducted to quantify the spatial and temporal variability of the errors...