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ESD | Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 377–394, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-377-2020
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Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 377–394, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-377-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Apr 2020

Research article | 29 Apr 2020

The impact of regional climate model formulation and resolution on simulated precipitation in Africa

Minchao Wu et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Feb 2020) by Vivek Arora
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Mar 2020) by Vivek Arora
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ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2020) by Vivek Arora
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Regional Climate Models constitute a downscaling tool to provide high-resolution data for impact and adaptation studies. However, there is no unique definition of the added value of downscaling as it depends on many factors. We investigate the impact of spatial resolution and model formulation on downscaled rainfall in Africa. Our results show that improvements in downscaled rainfall compared to the driving reanalysis are often related to model formulation and not always to higher resolution.
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