Verification of daily precipitation amount forecasts in Armenia by ERA-Interim model

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Abstract

Verification of 12-h daily precipitation amount forecasts is considered in Armenia making use of ERA-Interim model output data. The performance of ERA-Interim model is evaluated against observations of 30 meteorological stations of Armenia over the period 1996-2010. Daily precipitation amounts possess high spatio-temporal variability in Armenia associated with complex orography. The verification results have shown that the mentioned variability of precipitation amounts is not reproduced appropriately by forecasted data of ERA-Interim model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2706-2712
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Climatology
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Armenia
  • Daily precipitation
  • Model
  • Orography

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