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Adv. Stat. Clim. Meteorol. Oceanogr., 8, 155–186, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/ascmo-8-155-2022
Adv. Stat. Clim. Meteorol. Oceanogr., 8, 155–186, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/ascmo-8-155-2022
 
01 Sep 2022
01 Sep 2022

Statistical reconstruction of European winter snowfall in reanalysis and climate models based on air temperature and total precipitation

Flavio Maria Emanuele Pons and Davide Faranda

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The objective motivating this study is the assessment of the impacts of winter climate extremes, which requires accurate simulation of snowfall. However, climate simulation models contain physical approximations, which result in biases that must be corrected using past data as a reference. We show how to exploit simulated temperature and precipitation to estimate snowfall from already bias-corrected variables, without requiring the elaboration of complex, multivariate bias adjustment techniques.