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Net precipitation over the Baltic Sea for one year using models and data-based methods
SMHI, Research Department, Climate research - Rossby Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7656-1881
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2003 (English)In: Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography, ISSN 0280-6495, E-ISSN 1600-0870, Vol. 55, no 4, 352-367 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Precipitation and evaporation over the Baltic Sea are calculated for a one-year period from September 1998 to August 1999 by four different tools, the two atmospheric regional models HIRLAM and REMO, the oceanographic model PROBE-Baltic in combination with the SMHI (1 x 1)degrees database and Interpolated Fields, based essentially on ship measurements. The investigated period is slightly warmer and wetter than the climatological mean. Correlation coefficients of the differently calculated latent heat fluxes vary between 0.81 (HIRLAM and REMO) and 0.56 (SMHI/PROBE-Baltic and Interpolated Fields), while the correlation coefficients between model fluxes and measured fluxes range from 0.61 and 0.78. Deviations of simulated and interpolated monthly precipitation over the Baltic Sea are less than 5 mm in the southern Baltic and up to 20 mm near the Finnish coast for the one-year period. The methods simulate the annual cycle of precipitation and evaporation of the Baltic Proper in a similar manner with a broad maximum of net precipitation in spring and early summer and a minimum in late summer. The annual averages of net precipitation of the Baltic Proper range from 57 mm (REMO) to 262 turn (HIRLAM) and for the Baltic Sea from 96 turn (SMHI/PROBE-Baltic) to 209 rum (HIRLAM). This range is considered to give the uncertainty of present-day determination of the net precipitation over the Baltic Sea.

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2003. Vol. 55, no 4, 352-367 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1343DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0870.2003.00020.xISI: 000184687000006OAI: diva2:846391
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