Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Research article
07 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 07 Aug 2018

A classification algorithm for selective dynamical downscaling of precipitation extremes

Edmund P. Meredith, Henning W. Rust, and Uwe Ulbrich


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Mar 2018) by András Bárdossy
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ED: Publish as is (12 Jul 2018) by András Bárdossy
Short summary
Kilometre-scale climate-model data are of great benefit to both hydrologists and end users studying extreme precipitation, though often unavailable due to the computational expense associated with such high-resolution simulations. We develop a method which identifies days with enhanced risk of extreme rainfall over a catchment, so that high-resolution simulations can be performed only when such a risk exists, reducing computational expense by over 90 % while still well capturing the extremes.