Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1227–1249, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1227-2020

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1227–1249, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1227-2020

Research article 16 Mar 2020

Research article | 16 Mar 2020

Radar-based characterisation of heavy precipitation in the eastern Mediterranean and its representation in a convection-permitting model

Moshe Armon et al.

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Heavy precipitation events (HPEs), occurring around the globe, lead to natural hazards as well as to water resource recharge. Rainfall patterns during HPEs vary from one case to another and govern their effect. Thus, correct prediction of these patterns is crucial for coping with HPEs. However, the ability of weather models to generate such patterns is unclear. Here, we characterise rainfall patterns during HPEs based on weather radar data and evaluate weather model simulations of these events.