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W.-K. Tao, T. Iguchi, and S. Lang

1. Introduction Rainfall production is a fundamental process within Earth’s hydrological cycle because it represents a principal forcing term in surface water budgets, and its energetics corollary, latent heating (LH), is also one of the principal sources of atmospheric diabatic heating. Latent heating (or cooling) results from phase changes of water; it consists of condensation/evaporation (vapor–liquid phases), deposition/sublimation (vapor–solid phases), and freezing/melting (solid

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Md. Abul Ehsan Bhuiyan, Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

Global Precipitation Climatology Center (GPCC) dataset. The reanalysis precipitation dataset (EI_GPCC) that we used in this study was further downscaled from 0.5° to 0.25° based on the Climate Hazards Group’s Precipitation Climatology (CHPclim). The WATCH (Water and Global Change FP7 project) Forcing Dataset ERA-Interim (hereafter WFDEI; Weedon et al. 2014 ) is based on ERA-Interim with a geographical resolution of 0.5° and bias corrections using gridded rain gauge datasets. We chose specific

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Sara Q. Zhang, T. Matsui, S. Cheung, M. Zupanski, and C. Peters-Lidard

modeling system that represents cloud, precipitation, aerosol, and land process ( Peters-Lidard et al. 2015 ). It is based on the Advanced Research WRF ( Skamarock et al. 2008 ) with additional coupling to advanced Goddard physics packages, satellite simulators, and high-resolution satellite/reanalysis data to initialize boundary conditions. In this work the NU-WRF model simulations are carried out at storm scale with lateral boundary forcing from the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and

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Wouter Dorigo, Stephan Dietrich, Filipe Aires, Luca Brocca, Sarah Carter, Jean-François Cretaux, David Dunkerley, Hiroyuki Enomoto, René Forsberg, Andreas Güntner, Michaela I. Hegglin, Rainer Hollmann, Dale F. Hurst, Johnny A. Johannessen, Christian Kummerow, Tong Lee, Kari Luojus, Ulrich Looser, Diego G. Miralles, Victor Pellet, Thomas Recknagel, Claudia Ruz Vargas, Udo Schneider, Philippe Schoeneich, Marc Schröder, Nigel Tapper, Valery Vuglinsky, Wolfgang Wagner, Lisan Yu, Luca Zappa, Michael Zemp, and Valentin Aich

-thirds of the precipitation falling over the continents, terrestrial evaporation is the second largest hydrological flux over land ( Gimeno et al. 2010 ; Miralles et al. 2011 ). Its fast response to radiative forcing makes evaporation an early diagnostic of changes in climate, while its pivotal influence on land–atmosphere interactions leads to either amplification or dampening of weather extremes such as droughts or heatwaves ( Miralles et al. 2019 ; Seneviratne et al. 2010 ). Today, terrestrial

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Yonghe Liu, Jinming Feng, Zongliang Yang, Yonghong Hu, and Jianlin Li

datasets, such as Princeton Global Meteorological Forcing data, version 2 (PGF; Sheffield et al. 2006 ), the Climate Prediction Center morphing global precipitation analysis (CMORPH; Joyce et al. 2004 ), and ERA-Interim/Land ( Balsamo et al. 2015 ), were acquired for comparison. Fig . 1. Study domain and the gauge stations. Eight stations marked by yellow dots were analyzed in more detail than the stations marked with other dots. Red dots represent the stations for calibration, and the green dots

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Stephen E. Lang and Wei-Kuo Tao

added to improve sampling. Figure 2 shows results from the new DYNAMO and GOAmazon simulations, which form the basis for the CSH algorithm’s new LUTs. On average, the model responds well to the forcing, be it fewer large events over ocean (e.g., DYNAMO) or more numerous weaker events over land (e.g., GOAmazon). Including the three new cases, a total of 10 cases (six oceanic and four continental), which are listed in Table 2 , were simulated to provide data for the new LUTs. The simulations all

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Veljko Petković, Christian D. Kummerow, David L. Randel, Jeffrey R. Pierce, and John K. Kodros

Scientific, 238 pp. 10.1142/3171 Romanov , P. , G. Gutman , and I. Csiszar , 2000 : Automated monitoring of snow cover over North America with multispectral satellite data . J. Appl. Meteor. , 39 , 1866 – 1880 , doi: 10.1175/1520-0450(2000)039<1866:AMOSCO>2.0.CO;2 . 10.1175/1520-0450(2000)039<1866:AMOSCO>2.0.CO;2 Rosenfeld , D. , R. Wood , L. J. Donner , and S. C. Sherwood , 2013 : Aerosol cloud-mediated radiative forcing: Highly uncertain and opposite effects from shallow and deep clouds

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Pin-Lun Li, Liao-Fan Lin, and Chia-Jeng Chen

patterns are generally similar between these two temporal periods. c. Hydrological analysis This section further shows hydrological analysis by applying each precipitation product via rainfall–runoff modeling and then evaluating the flow simulation. First, each precipitation product is used as forcing data in the calibrated HEC-HMS model over the Feitsui and Bajhang watersheds for monthly average flow calculation ( Fig. 9 ). Regarding the Feitsui watershed, with Gauge as the benchmark, although the

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M. Petracca, L. P. D’Adderio, F. Porcù, G. Vulpiani, S. Sebastianelli, and S. Puca

during late summer and early autumn (September–November) when such intense systems hit Italy, causing flooding, landslides, and other damage ( Panegrossi et al. 2016 ; Marra et al. 2017 ; Silvestro et al. 2016 ). The complex orography that characterizes the Italian Peninsula adds local forcing to the precipitation formation and enhancement processes from one side, and from the other side makes it difficult to measure precipitation from ground-based instruments. Moreover, even the remote sensing

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Jackson Tan, Walter A. Petersen, and Ali Tokay

grid box are 100, chiefly due to the flatness of the region and the proximity of the radar at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware (~80 km). Nevertheless, we mask MRMS pixels with RQI less than 100, thus keeping only perfect-RQI MRMS pixels in computing the areal averages. For most parts in this study, MRMS is used not as a ground reference but as a context against which the performance of IMERG is compared. d. Approach In our study, we adopt the proposal suggested by Tang et al. (2015) and evaluate

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