A rainfall data intercomparison dataset of RADKLIM, RADOLAN, and rain gauge data for Germany

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Kreklow, J.; Tetzlaff, B.; Kuhnt, G.; Burkhard, B.: A rainfall data intercomparison dataset of RADKLIM, RADOLAN, and rain gauge data for Germany. In: Data 4 (2019), Nr. 3, 118. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/data4030118

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Quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE) derived from weather radars provide spatially and temporally highly resolved rainfall data. However, they are also subject to systematic and random bias and various potential uncertainties and therefore require thorough quality checks before usage. The dataset described in this paper is a collection of precipitation statistics calculated from the hourly nationwide German RADKLIM and RADOLAN QPEs provided by the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)), which were combined with rainfall statistics derived from rain gauge data for intercomparison. Moreover, additional information on parameters that can potentially influence radar data quality, such as the height above sea level, information on wind energy plants and the distance to the next radar station, were included in the dataset. The resulting two point shapefiles are readable with all common GIS and constitutes a spatially highly resolved rainfall statistics geodataset for the period 2006 to 2017, which can be used for statistical rainfall analyses or for the derivation of model inputs. Furthermore, the publication of this data collection has the potential to benefit other users who intend to use precipitation data for any purpose in Germany and to identify the rainfall dataset that is best suited for their application by a straightforward comparison of three rainfall datasets without any tedious data processing and georeferencing.
License of this version: CC BY-SA 4.0 Unported
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2019
Appears in Collections:Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 48 75.00%
2 image of flag of United States United States 10 15.62%
3 image of flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 3.12%
4 image of flag of Russian Federation Russian Federation 1 1.56%
5 image of flag of Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of 1 1.56%
6 image of flag of India India 1 1.56%
7 image of flag of Australia Australia 1 1.56%

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