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Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 181–204, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-181-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 181–204, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-181-2021

Research article 15 Mar 2021

Research article | 15 Mar 2021

The importance of horizontal model resolution on simulated precipitation in Europe – from global to regional models

Gustav Strandberg and Petter Lind

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Precipitation is a key climate variable with a large impact on society but also difficult to simulate as it depends largely on temporal and spatial scales. We look here at the effect of model resolution on precipitation in Europe, from coarse-scale global model to small-scale regional models. Higher resolution improves simulated precipitation generally, but individual models may over- or underestimate precipitation even at higher resolution.