Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2825–2840, 2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2825–2840, 2018

Research article 02 Nov 2018

Research article | 02 Nov 2018

Stochastic downscaling of precipitation in complex orography: a simple method to reproduce a realistic fine-scale climatology

Silvia Terzago et al.


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Short summary
This study proposes a modification to a stochastic downscaling method for precipitation, RainFARM, to improve the representation of the statistics of the daily precipitation at fine scales (1 km) in mountain areas. This method has been demonstrated in the Alps and it has been found to reconstruct small-scale precipitation distribution. It can be employed in a number of applications, including the analysis of extreme events and their statistics and hydrometeorological hazards.
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