precipitation

Extreme Precipitation in the Himalayan Landslide Hotspot

Extreme precipitation from the South-Asian monsoon season combines with significant topographic relief within the Himalayan region to cause landslides that result in hundreds to thousands of fatalities each year. While there are few consistent and …

The Spatiotemporal Variability of Temperature and Precipitation Over the Upper Indus Basin: An Evaluation of 15 Year WRF Simulations

Investigating the trends in the major climatic variables over the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) region is difficult for many reasons, including highly complex terrain with heterogeneous spatial precipitation patterns and a scarcity of gauge stations. The …

Deriving Bias and Uncertainty in MERRA-2 Snowfall Precipitation Over High Mountain Asia

A Bayesian approach to estimate bias and uncertainty in snowfall precipitation from MERRA-2 and other precipitation products was applied over High Mountain Asia (HMA), using a newly developed snow reanalysis method. Starting from an ‘uninformed’ …

Evaluating the Uncertainty of Terrestrial Water Budget Components Over High Mountain Asia

This study explores the uncertainties in terrestrial water budget estimation over High Mountain Asia (HMA) using a suite of uncoupled land surface model (LSM) simulations. The uncertainty in the water balance components of precipitation (P), …