Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Methods for assessment of models
05 Jan 2017
Methods for assessment of models |  | 05 Jan 2017

ASoP (v1.0): a set of methods for analyzing scales of precipitation in general circulation models

Nicholas P. Klingaman, Gill M. Martin, and Aurel Moise


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ED: Publish as is (08 Dec 2016) by Paul Ullrich
Short summary
Weather and climate models show large errors in the frequency, intensity and persistence of daily rainfall, particularly in the tropics. We introduce a set of diagnostics to reveal the spatial and temporal scales of precipitation in models and compare them to satellite observations to inform development efforts. Although models show similar errors in 3 h precipitation, at the time step and gridpoint level some produce coherent precipitation and others exhibit worrying quasi-random behavior.