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Volume 17, issue 4 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 563-579, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-563-2017
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Research article 13 Apr 2017

Research article | 13 Apr 2017

Numerical rainfall simulation with different spatial and temporal evenness by using a WRF multiphysics ensemble

Jiyang Tian et al.
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Accurately simulating and predicting the precipitation by numerical weather prediction is a difficult task for medium-sized catchments in semi-humid regions. This study shows that using multiphysics ensembles is a good method to reduce the uncertainties of rainfall simulation. This paper provides more guidance for choosing the physical parameterizations for accurate rainfall simulations of different storm types in semi-humid regions.
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