Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2715–2734, 2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2715–2734, 2019
Research article
25 Jun 2019
Research article | 25 Jun 2019

Assessing the added value of the Intermediate Complexity Atmospheric Research (ICAR) model for precipitation in complex topography

Johannes Horak et al.

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This study presents an in-depth evaluation of the Intermediate Complexity Atmospheric Research (ICAR) model for high-resolution precipitation fields in complex topography. ICAR is evaluated with data from weather stations located in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. While ICAR underestimates rainfall amounts, it clearly improves over a coarser global model and shows potential to generate precipitation fields for long-term impact studies focused on the local impact of a changing global climate.