Articles | Volume 27, issue 11
Research article
07 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2023

A gridded multi-site precipitation generator for complex terrain: an evaluation in the Austrian Alps

Hetal P. Dabhi, Mathias W. Rotach, and Michael Oberguggenberger

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Spatiotemporally consistent high-resolution precipitation data on climate are needed for climate change impact assessments, but obtaining these data is challenging for areas with complex topography. We present a model that generates synthetic gridded daily precipitation data at a 1 km spatial resolution using observed meteorological station data as input, thereby providing data where historical observations are unavailable. We evaluate this model for a mountainous region in the European Alps.