Journal article

On the Robustness of Annual Daily Precipitation Maxima Estimates Over Monsoon Asia

Phuong-Loan Nguyen, Margot Bador, Lisa V Alexander, Todd P Lane, Chris C Funk

Frontiers in Climate | Frontiers Media SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Understanding precipitation extremes over Monsoon Asia is vital for water resource management and hazard mitigation, but there are many gaps and uncertainties in observations in this region. To better understand observational uncertainties, this study uses a high-resolution validation dataset to assess the consistency of the representation of annual daily precipitation maxima (Rx1day) over land in 13 observational datasets from the Frequent Rainfall Observations on Grids (FROGS) database. The FROGS datasets are grouped into three categories: in situ-based and satellite-based with and without corrections to rain gauges. We also look at three sub-regions: Japan, India, and the Maritime Contine..

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