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Preliminary results on the verification of the water balance aspects of the regcm3 regional climate model on yearly scales

Marino Marrocu, Gabriella Pusceddu
Technical Report 11/01, CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Number 11/01 - january 2011
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In this report some preliminary results obtained implementing the RegCM3 regional climate model to downscale, at the relatively high horizontal spatial resolution of about 25km, one year (the 1982) of the ECMWF ERA40 reanalysis in the Western Europe and Mediterranean area, are discussed. The main aim of this work is to assess the performance of the RegCM3 describing the runoff (R), the precipitation (P) and the evapotranspiration (E) components of the hydrological budget. This has been made comparing the monthly precipitation averages for 1982 against a gridded dataset, at spatial resolution of 0.5, of measured data (CRU dataset) and then checking physical consistency of the simulated P field with the corresponding R and E fields.

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@TechReport{MP11a,
  author       = {Marrocu, M. and Pusceddu, G.},
  title        = {Preliminary results on the verification of the water balance aspects of the regcm3 regional climate model on yearly scales},
  institution  = {CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia},
  number       = {11/01},
  month        = {january},
  year         = {2011},
  address      = {Cagliari, Italy},
  note         = {idxproject: CLIMB},
  type         = {techreport},
  keywords     = {regional climat model; water balance aspetcs},
  url          = {http://publications.crs4.it/pubdocs/2011/MP11a},
}

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