Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4977–4999, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4977–4999, 2021
Model description paper
12 Aug 2021
Model description paper | 12 Aug 2021

Latent Linear Adjustment Autoencoder v1.0: a novel method for estimating and emulating dynamic precipitation at high resolution

Christina Heinze-Deml et al.

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Quantifying dynamical and thermodynamical components of regional precipitation change is a key challenge in climate science. We introduce a novel statistical model (Latent Linear Adjustment Autoencoder) that combines the flexibility of deep neural networks with the robustness advantages of linear regression. The method enables estimation of the contribution of a coarse-scale atmospheric circulation proxy to daily precipitation at high resolution and in a spatially coherent manner.