Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
21 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 21 Apr 2017

Validation of a new SAFRAN-based gridded precipitation product for Spain and comparisons to Spain02 and ERA-Interim

Pere Quintana-Seguí, Marco Turco, Sixto Herrera, and Gonzalo Miguez-Macho

Data sets

SAFRAN analysis over Spain P. Quintana-Seguí

Spain02: A set of gridded precipitation and temperature datasets Santander Meteorology Group

Short summary
The quality of two high-resolution precipitation datasets for Spain at the daily time scale is reported: the new SAFRAN-based dataset and Spain02. ERA-Interim is also included. The precipitation products are compared with observations. SAFRAN and Spain02 have very similar scores, and they perform better than ERA-Interim. The high-resolution gridded products overestimate the number of precipitation days. Both SAFRAN and Spain02 underestimate high precipitation events.