Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4543–4563, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4543-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4543–4563, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4543-2014

Research article 17 Nov 2014

Research article | 17 Nov 2014

Spatial analysis of precipitation in a high-mountain region: exploring methods with multi-scale topographic predictors and circulation types

D. Masson and C. Frei

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The question of how to utilize information from the physiography/topography in the spatial interpolation of rainfall is a long-standing discussion in the literature. In this study we test ideas that go beyond the approach in popular interpolation schemes today. The key message of our study is that these ideas can at best marginally improve interpolation accuracy, even in a region where a clear benefit would intuitively be expected.