(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

Evaluating climate model simulations of precipitation: methods, problems and performance

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This article reviews the problems of testing the accuracy of climate models at simulating one particular element of climate on different temporal and spatial scales, namely, precipitation. The discontinuous nature of precipitation in time and space makes this climate variable perhaps the most challenging one for climate models to simulate. There are two complementary components to this review: how well do models simulate the present precipitation climatology of the earth? and, how well do we know what is the present precipitation climatology of the earth?


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 19, no4 [pp. 427-448]

Bibliographic references : 71 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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