Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2231–2247, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2231-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2231–2247, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2231-2018

Model evaluation paper 15 Jun 2018

Model evaluation paper | 15 Jun 2018

A new region-aware bias-correction method for simulated precipitation in areas of complex orography

Juan José Gómez-Navarro et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2018) by Augustin Colette
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Short summary
We carry out and compare two high-resolution simulations of the Alpine region in the period 1979–2005. We aim to improve the understanding of the local mechanisms leading to extreme events in this complex region. We compare both simulations to precipitation observations to assess the model performance, and attribute major biases to either model or boundary conditions. Further, we develop a new bias correction technique to remove systematic errors in simulated precipitation for impact studies.