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[AAS05-04] Daily adjustment for the wind-induced precipitation undercatch of daily gridded precipitation in Japan
Keywords:wind-induced precipitation undercatch, solid precipitation, APHRO_JP
The purpose of this study is to obtain the best adjustment method for wind-induced precipitation undercatch of high-resolution daily precipitation data, APHRO_JP (Kamiguchi et al., 2010) which is based on precipitation data from an array-based in-situ observation network called Automoted Meteorological Data Acquisition System (AMeDAS). We devised an adjustment that uses both AMeDAS and Dynamical Regional Downscaling Using the JRA-55 Reanalysis (DSJRA-55) (Kayaba et al., 2016) wind speeds, because 30% of AMeDAS stations observe precipitation without wind speed. We applied a correction equation proposed by Yoshida (1959). To decide the parameters, we applied rain/snow judgement (Yasutomi et al., 2003). To validate the adjusted precipitation, river inflows from dams’ catchments are compared with the difference between precipitation and evapotranspiration at several dams’ catchments in northern Japan in the data (2009 – 2011). This adjustment method yielded an increase of annual precipitation of 7% and wintertime (DJF) precipitation of 13% in the 4-year average over northern Japan, although adjustment using only AMeDAS wind underestimated precipitation compared with unadjusted precipitation because of a decrease in interpolated stations. Using this adjustment, the bias in hydrological balance was reduced from 28% to 14%.