Verification of the two down scaling models (RSM and PNNL-MM5) against observed (PRISM) data.  The models were initialized with reanalysis products from NCEP and/or ECMWF.  The results show the two models capture well the observed monthly, annual and interannual variations in the precip and temperature fields over the main basins of interest.  Note that the models do better in winter than in summer and that neither model is capable of simulating the SW monsoon.  But since the main precip period important for this study occurs during the winter/spring these are not serious flaws for this study.
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