Articles | Volume 24, issue 10
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4869-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4869-2020
Research article
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13 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2020

Which rainfall score is more informative about the performance in river discharge simulation? A comprehensive assessment on 1318 basins over Europe

Stefania Camici, Christian Massari, Luca Ciabatta, Ivan Marchesini, and Luca Brocca

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The paper performs the most comprehensive European-scale evaluation to date of satellite rainfall products for river flow prediction. In doing so, how errors transfer from satellite-based rainfall products into flood simulation is investigated in depth and, for the first time, quantitative guidelines on the use of these products for hydrological applications are provided. This result can represent a keystone in the use of satellite rainfall products, especially in data-scarce regions.