Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2163–2185, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2163-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2163–2185, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2163-2017

Research article 20 Apr 2017

Research article | 20 Apr 2017

Inter-comparison of daily precipitation products for large-scale hydro-climatic applications over Canada

Jefferson S. Wong et al.

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This study was conducted to quantify the spatial and temporal variability of the errors associated with various gridded precipitation products in Canada. Overall, WFDEI [GPCC] and CaPA performed best with respect to different performance measures, followed by ANUSPLIN and WEDEI [CRU]. Princeton and NARR demonstrated the lowest quality. Comparing the climate model-simulated products, PCIC ensembles generally performed better than NA-CORDEX ensembles in terms of reliability in four seasons.