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dc.contributor.authorKISEMBE JESSEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFAVRE ALICEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDOSIO ALESSANDROen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLENNARD CHRISTOPHERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSABIITI GEOFFREYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNIMUSIIMA Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-30T02:39:19Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-12en_GB
dc.date.available2018-10-30T02:39:19Z-
dc.date.created2018-10-12en_GB
dc.date.issued2018en_GB
dc.date.submitted2018-07-23en_GB
dc.identifier.citationTHEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGYen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0177-798X (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-018-2643-xen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC112724-
dc.description.abstractThe study evaluates the ability of ten regional climate models (RCMs) to simulate the present day rainfall over Uganda within the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) for the period 1990-2008. The models’ ability to reproduce the space-time variability of annual, seasonal and interannual rainfall has been diagnosed. A series of metrics have been employed to quantify the RCM-simulated rainfall pattern discrepancies and biases compared to three gridded observational datasets. It is found that most models underestimate the annual rainfall over the country; however, the seasonality of rainfall is properly reproduced by the RCMs with a bimodal component over the major part of the country and unimodal component over the North. Models reproduce the interannual variability of the dry season (December-February) but fail with the long and short rains seasons even if the ENSO signal is correctly simulated by most models. In many aspects, the UQAM-CRCM5 RCM is found to perform best over the region. Overall, the ensemble mean of the 10 RCMs reproduces the rainfall climatology over Uganda with reasonable skill.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.E.1-Disaster Risk Managementen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherSPRINGER WIENen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC112724en_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of rainfall simulations over Uganda in CORDEX Regional Climate Modelsen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00704-018-2643-x (online)en_GB
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