Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Model evaluation paper
06 Jul 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 06 Jul 2023

Assessment of WRF (v 4.2.1) dynamically downscaled precipitation on subdaily and daily timescales over CONUS

Abhishekh Kumar Srivastava, Paul Aaron Ullrich, Deeksha Rastogi, Pouya Vahmani, Andrew Jones, and Richard Grotjahn


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1382', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Abhishekh Srivastava, 02 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1382', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Abhishekh Srivastava, 02 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Abhishekh Srivastava on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (17 May 2023) by Axel Lauer
AR by Abhishekh Srivastava on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Stakeholders need high-resolution regional climate data for applications such as assessing water availability and mountain snowpack. This study examines 3 h and 24 h historical precipitation over the contiguous United States in the 12 km WRF version 4.2.1-based dynamical downscaling of the ERA5 reanalysis. WRF improves precipitation characteristics such as the annual cycle and distribution of the precipitation maxima, but it also displays regionally and seasonally varying precipitation biases.