Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 207–224, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-207-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 207–224, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-207-2019
Research article
16 Jan 2019
Research article | 16 Jan 2019

Daily evaluation of 26 precipitation datasets using Stage-IV gauge-radar data for the CONUS

Hylke E. Beck et al.

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We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of 26 precipitation datasets for the US using the Stage-IV gauge-radar dataset as a reference. The best overall performance was obtained by MSWEP V2.2, underscoring the importance of applying daily gauge corrections and accounting for reporting times. Our findings can be used as a guide to choose the most suitable precipitation dataset for a particular application.