Rainfall generator for the Rhine basin : description of simulations using gridded precipitation datasets and uncertainty analysis

M.J. Schmeits ...(etc.), Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
De Bilt : KNMI

The rainfall generator has been used to generate long synthetic series of daily precipitation and temperature for the Rhine basin [see e.g. Wójcik et al. (2000), Buishand and Brandsma (2001), and Beersma (2002)] using the nearest-neighbour resampling (NNR) technique. These simulations were driven by daily precipitation and temperature data for the period 1961 – 1995 from 34 stations across the Rhine basin. For hydrological applications, the simulated point precipitation and temperature data were converted to representative values of 134 HBV1 sub-basins, using a dataset which is nowadays known as CHR-OBS data [see Görgen et al. (2010)]. Recently, two additional gridded datasets (HYRAS and E-OBS) have become available. These two datasets fulfil the need for extended temperature and precipitation record lengths.

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Work performed under commission of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment: Rijkswaterstaat Water, Transport and Environment (RWS WVL)