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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3685–3699, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3685-2018
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3685–3699, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3685-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Jul 2018

Research article | 10 Jul 2018

Precipitation downscaling using a probability-matching approach and geostationary infrared data: an evaluation over six climate regions

Ruifang Guo et al.
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Existing satellite products are often insufficient for use in small-scale (< 10 km) hydrological and meteorological studies. We propose a new approach based on the cumulative distribution of frequency to downscale satellite precipitation products with geostationary (GEO) data. This paper uses CMORPH and FY2-E GEO data to examine the approach in six different climate regions. The downscaled precipitation performed better for convective systems.
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