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Meteorological analysis systems in North-East Spain: validation of SAFRAN and SPAN
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dc.contributor.authorQuintana Seguí, Perees_ES
dc.contributor.authorPeral García, M. Candelases_ES
dc.contributor.authorTurco, Marcoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorLlasat, María del Carmenes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Erices_ES
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Informatics. 2016, 27(2), p. 116-130es_ES
dc.description.abstractWe present an application and validation of the SAFRAN meteorological analysis system for north-east Spain. SAFRAN is also compared to the SPAN analysis system and the meteorological model HIRLAM-HNR, both operational at AEMET. This application of SAFRAN is intended for hydrological studies. This is the first study that shows an application of SAFRAN outside of France and that compares it with SPAN. This is also the first article validating SPAN's rainfall values. Using one year of observational data, the results show that both SAFRAN and SPAN have a similar performance, which is also similar to SAFRAN's performance in France. Thus, SAFRAN and SPAN are both good tools to force land surface models at high resolution in the area of SAFRAN works under the assumption of the existence of climatically homogeneous zones. Two different sets of zones were tested, one based on the AEMET meteorological warning zones and another one based on hydrological catchments. Better results were obtained when using meteorological warning zones. However, the difference is small. In north-east Spain, SAFRAN has the same limitations that were previously shown in France: the spatial structure of the fields is not realistic enough and wind speed is underestimated. As expected, both SAFRAN and SPAN work better in flat areas than over areas of steep relief. This can be a problem in hydrological studies, especially for the Ebro river basin, where most of the runoff is generated in the Pyrenees.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Program for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 603608.es_ES
dc.publisherInternational Society for Environmental Information Scienceses_ES
dc.subjectMeteorological analysises_ES
dc.subjectHigh resolution grides_ES
dc.subjectOptimal interpolationes_ES
dc.titleMeteorological analysis systems in North-East Spain: validation of SAFRAN and SPANes_ES
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