Evaluation of bias corrected precipitation output from the EURO-CORDEX climate ensemble

Vandeskog, Silius Mortensønn; Haugen, Marion; Thorarinsdottir, Thordis L.


Utgivere: Norsk Regnesentral

Serie: Report at the Norwegian Computing Center 1047

År: 2018

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Trykt: 978-82-539-0557-0

FULLTEKST: http://publications.nr.no/1537872798/NR-rapport_nr_1047.pdf

Global circulation models (GCMs) are used for projecting climate changes on a global scale. However, when we need information for local climate changes, a dynamical downscaling through a regional climate model (RCM) may be used to gain more precise information. Therefore it is important to make good RCMs that are unbiased when projecting climate changes. This note investigates the skill of precipitation projections from five combinations of global and regional climate models from EURO-CORDEX and four bias correction methods applied to some of these. This is performed by comparing the model outputs with data from the E-OBS and NGCD data products using integrated quadratic distance.