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The collaborative historical African rainfall model: description and evaluation

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Christopher C. Funk, Joel C. Michaelsen, James P. Verdin, Guleid A. Artan, Gregory Husak, Gabriel B. Senay, Hussein Gadain, and Tamuka Magadazire, 2003, The collaborative historical African rainfall model: description and evaluation: International Journal of Climatology, v. 23, iss. 1.

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In Africa the variability of rainfall in space and time is high, and the general availability of historical gauge data is low. This makes many food security and hydrologic preparedness activities difficult. In order to help overcome this limitation, we have created the Collaborative Historical African Rainfall Model (CHARM). CHARM combines three sources of information: climatologically aided interpolated (CAI) rainfall grids (monthly/0.5° ), National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis precipitation fields (daily/1.875° ) and orographic enhancement estimates (daily/0.1° ). The first set of weights scales the daily reanalysis precipitation fields to match the gridded CAI monthly rainfall time series. This produces data with [...]

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