Detectability of change in winter precipitation within mountain landscapes: Spatial patterns and uncertainty

Authors: 

Silverman, N.L. & Maneta, M.P.

Publication source: 
Water Resources Research
Year: 
2016
Publication image: 
Figure 11; Gridcells projected to have significant change in winter precipitation by mid-century and the gridcells where this change could be accurately detected by the observational network.
Publication summary: 

Detecting long-term change in seasonal precipitation using ground observations is dependent on the representativity of the point measurement to the surrounding landscape. In mountainous regions, representativity can be poor and lead to large uncertainties in precipitation estimates at high elevations or in areas where observations are sparse.

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