Empirical Downscaling of High-Resolution Regional Precipitation From Large-Scale Reanalysis Fields

@inproceedings{Nicholas2011EmpiricalDO,
  title={Empirical Downscaling of High-Resolution Regional Precipitation From Large-Scale Reanalysis Fields},
  author={Robert E. Nicholas and David S Battisti},
  year={2011}
}
This study describes an EOF-based technique for statistical downscaling of high spatial resolution monthly mean precipitation from large scale reanalysis circulation fields. The method is demonstrated and evaluated for four widely-separated locations: the Southeast United States, the Upper Colorado River Basin, China’s Jiangxi Province, and Central Europe. For each location, the EOF-based downscaling models successfully reproduce the observed annual cycle while eliminating the biases seen in… CONTINUE READING