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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14253-14273, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14253-2017
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01 Dec 2017
Multifractal evaluation of simulated precipitation intensities from the COSMO NWP model
Daniel Wolfensberger et al.

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Precipitation intensities simulated by the COSMO weather prediction model are compared to radar observations over a range of spatial and temporal scales using the universal multifractal framework. Our results highlight the strong influence of meteorological and topographical features on the multifractal characteristics of precipitation. Moreover, the influence of the subgrid parameterizations of COSMO is clearly visible by a break in the scaling properties that is absent from the radar data.
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