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Radar-based Precipitation Climatology Version 2016.003 DE
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10.5676/DWD/RADKLIM_RW_V2016.003 (gauge-adjusted one-hour precipitation sum)

Radar-based Precipitation Climatology Version 2016.003
Gridded Precipitation Data for Germany
Gauge-adjusted one-hour precipitation sum (RW):
Winterrath, Tanja; Brendel, Christoph, Hafer, Mario; Junghänel, Thomas; Klameth, Anna; Walawender, Ewelina; Weigl, Elmar; Becker, Andreas (2018): RADKLIM Version 2016.003: Reprocessed gauge-adjusted radar-data, one-hour precipitation sums (RW) DOI: 10.5676/DWD/RADKLIM_RW_V2016.003
Winterrath, Tanja; Brendel, Christoph, Hafer, Mario; Junghänel, Thomas; Klameth, Anna; Walawender, Ewelina; Weigl, Elmar; Becker, Andreas

Data has been produced within the project "Generation of a decadal radar-based high-resolution precipitation climatology for Germany for the retrieval of recent changes in precipitation extremes (Radar Climatology)" financed by the Strategic Agencies' Alliance "Adaptation to Climate Change" comprising the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), the Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk (THW), the Umweltbundesamt (UBA) and the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD).
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The data are results of the reprocessing version 2016.003 of the DWD radar-based precipitation climatology based on the RADOLAN method. The precipitation sums (RW) result from the radar-based precipitation estimation that are adjusted with precipitation measurements by gauges. The YW products are five-minute precipitation rates quasi-adjusted applying RW. The data is available on a 1 km x 1 km grid in polarstereographic projektion and covers the time span of 2001 until 2015. Version 2016.003 has been produced applying a single RADOLAN version. Besides automatic station data, disaggregated daily data are used for adjustment.

"Erstellung einer radargestützten Niederschlagsklimatologie"
T. Winterrath (1), C. Brendel (1), M. Hafer (1), T. Junghänel (1), A. Klameth (1,2), E. Walawender (1), E. Weigl (1), A. Becker (1)
(1) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Hydrometeorology Department, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
(2) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Department for Measurement Networks and Data, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
in Berichte des Deutschen Wetterdienstes Nr. 251, in German
This is Version 1 of the radar-based precipitation climatology Version 2016.003
Temporal Coverage
2001/01 - 2015/12
Spatial Coverage
Data Format
Binary (tar.gz)
Ascii with GIS header (tar.gz)
approx. 40 MB per gzip compressed and tar packed monthly archive
Dr. Tanja Winterrath
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