Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2915–2938, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2915-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2915–2938, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2915-2019

Research article 12 Jul 2019

Research article | 12 Jul 2019

Performance of bias-correction schemes for CMORPH rainfall estimates in the Zambezi River basin

Webster Gumindoga et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 Jan 2018) by Hannah Cloke
AR by webster gumindoga on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Apr 2018) by Hannah Cloke
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Jun 2018)
RR by Rodolfo Nóbrega (16 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (03 Aug 2018) by Hannah Cloke
AR by webster gumindoga on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Oct 2018) by Hannah Cloke
RR by Rodolfo Nóbrega (27 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jan 2019) by Hannah Cloke
AR by webster gumindoga on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (11 Jun 2019) by Alberto Guadagnini
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Short summary
We evaluate the influence of elevation and distance from large-scale open water bodies on bias for CMORPH satellite rainfall in the Zambezi basin. Effects of distance > 10 km from water bodies are minimal, whereas the effects at shorter distances are indicated but are not conclusive for lack of rain gauges. Taylor diagrams show station elevation influencing CMORPH performance. The spatio-temporal and newly developed elevation zone bias schemes proved more effective in removing CMORPH bias.