Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4917–4945, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4917–4945, 2021

Research article 07 Sep 2021

Research article | 07 Sep 2021

A 10 km North American precipitation and land-surface reanalysis based on the GEM atmospheric model

Nicolas Gasset et al.

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In this paper, we highlight the importance of including land-data assimilation as well as offline precipitation analysis components in a regional reanalysis system. We also document the performance of the first multidecadal 10 km reanalysis performed with the GEM atmospheric model that can be used for seamless land-surface and hydrological modelling in North America. It is of particular interest for transboundary basins, as existing datasets often show discontinuities at the border.