Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3391-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3391-2018
Research article
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21 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 21 Jun 2018

Evaluation of the ability of the Weather Research and Forecasting model to reproduce a sub-daily extreme rainfall event in Beijing, China using different domain configurations and spin-up times

Qi Chu, Zongxue Xu, Yiheng Chen, and Dawei Han

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The effects of WRF domain configurations and spin-up time on rainfall were evaluated at high temporal and spatial scales for simulating an extreme sub-daily heavy rainfall (SDHR) event. Both objective verification metrics and subjective verification were used to identify the likely best set of the configurations. Results show that re-evaluation of these WRF settings is of great importance in improving the accuracy and reliability of the rainfall simulations in the regional SDHR applications.