Journal cover Journal topic
Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 57-83, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-57-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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 et al.

Data sets

ASoP: Analysing Scales of Precipitation
N. P. Klingaman and G. M. Martin
https://github.com/nick-klingaman/ASoP
GASS-YoTC vertical structure and physical processes
D. E. Waliser, X. Jiang, J. C. Petch, P. K. Xavier, S. J. Woolnough, and N. P. Klingaman
https://www.earthsystemcog.org/projects/gass-yotc-mip/
TRMM - GES DISC - Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Sciences Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
https://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/TRMM
CMORPH 3-hourly 0.25 degree data
National Centers for Environmental Prediction Climate Prediction Center
ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/precip/global_CMORPH/3-hourly_025deg
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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.
Weather and climate models show large errors in the frequency, intensity and persistence of...
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